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ASME awarded CHN students the outstanding paper award

ASME awarded CHN students the outstanding paper award

| June 11, 2013

ASME awarded CHN students the outstanding paper award in the graduate student paper competition at the 2013 ASME Global Congress on Nano Engineering for Medicine and Biology: Asanterabi Malima, Jaydev Upponi. Sivasubramanian Somu, and Ahmed Busnaina. Biosensor for Early Detection of Cardiovascular Disease Biomarkers. Paper Number NEMB2013-93348. Proceedings of the 2013 ASME Global Congress on […]

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Museum of Science podcast on our Biosensor Chip

Museum of Science podcast on our Biosensor Chip

| June 11, 2013

The Museum of Science posted a Current Science & Technology podcast interview about Biolom’s biosensor chip, featuring CHN’s Asanterabi Malima. There are three places to listen to it: Our NanoNerds YouTube channel The Museum’s Website iTunes (We have about 5000 subscribers for MOS’s biweekly podcasts)

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Biolom, a startup created by CHN students, participated in Northeastern University’s IDEA’s pitch-a-thon

Biolom, a startup created by CHN students, participated in Northeastern University’s IDEA’s pitch-a-thon

| June 11, 2013

Biolom, a startup created by CHN students, participated in Northeastern University’s IDEA’s Pitch-a-thon, and was ranked highest for the “quality of the concept” among 19 ventures.

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MSU’s branch of CHN published an article in Angewandte Chemie Int. Ed.

MSU’s branch of CHN published an article in Angewandte Chemie Int. Ed.

| June 11, 2013

MSU’s branch of CHN published an article in Angewandte Chemie Int. Ed., the most prestigious international chemistry journal. [PDF] 

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Large Scale Directed Assembly of Single SWNT for NEMS Switches

Large Scale Directed Assembly of Single SWNT for NEMS Switches

| June 4, 2013

Objective: To conduct wafer level assembly of one single wall carbon nanotube for each nano electromechanical device with a high yield. Approach: Employ dielectrophoretic process to assemble SWNT dispersed in aqueous solution by employing a phase shift power source and stream line jet of N2 gas for the bridge structure of nanodevice template where the electrode […]

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Nanotemplates for Directed Assembly of Polymer Blends into Non-uniform Patterns

Nanotemplates for Directed Assembly of Polymer Blends into Non-uniform Patterns

| June 4, 2013

This research was carried out by the CHN Program at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell. Objective: This work focuses on developing a method for fabrication of highly ordered polymeric structures by direct assembly of polymer blends on chemically patterned surfaces. Broader Impact: The directed assembly of polymer blends offers an advantage over block copolymers in that […]

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Convective Assembly and Transfer Using Flexible Templates

Convective Assembly and Transfer Using Flexible Templates

| June 4, 2013

Objective: To achieve an effective directed assembly and transfer process using flat substrates (without trench structure). Approach: Functionalized flexible flat templates were used for directed assembly of nanoparticles. These templates elastic properties ensure a more effective nano transfer process. The template has hydrophobic/hydrophilic patterns for the convective directed assembly. Broader Impact: These processes can be applied to a […]

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High Throughput Screening for Oxidative Stress Potential By Nanomaterials in a Biological System

High Throughput Screening for Oxidative Stress Potential By Nanomaterials in a Biological System

| June 4, 2013

NSF Grant Number: EEC-0425826 PI(s): Eugene J. Rogers and Dhimiter Bello Student Researchers: Shu-Feng Hsieh and Nikhil Organti. Institution: University of Massachusetts Lowell Objectives: Limited studies have shown that selected nanomaterials (NMs) impart various forms of toxicity in cell culture or animals, however, these approaches are complex and expensive; a common and simple metric to screen for potential toxicity is […]

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Large-scale Size-selective Template Directed Assembly of Nanoparticle Arrays

Large-scale Size-selective Template Directed Assembly of Nanoparticle Arrays

| June 4, 2013

NSF Grant Number: EEC-0425826 PI(s): Ahmed Busnaina Associate Research Scientist: Sivasubramanian Somu Student Researchers: Salome Siavoshi, Cihan Yilmaz, and Xugang Xiong Institution: Northeastern University Objective: The aim of this project is to selectively assemble nanoparticles of various sizes in predetermined sites on the same substrate. Broader Impact: The different size particle allows different functionalization such as biomarkers to be selectively assembled […]

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Best Practice Guidelines for Safely Working with Nanomaterials

| June 4, 2013

NSF Grant Number: EEC-0425826 PI(s): M. Ellenbecker Student Researcher: C. Tsai Institution: University of Massachusetts Lowell Objective: The Center for High-rate Nanomanufacturing (CHN) is an NSF-funded Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center collocated at the University of Massachusetts Lowell, Northeastern University, and the University of New Hampshire. A unique aspect of CHN is its dedication to performing all of its activities […]

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