Students and faculty show off nanoscience research at March 15 symposium
From: Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science
The Nanoscale Characterization and Fabrication Laboratory (NCFL) is hosting an open house and symposium featuring research by graduate and undergraduate researchers and their advisors. The event will be held on Wednesday, March 15, at 1991 Kraft Drive in the Corporate Research Center from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Coffee, lunch, and refreshments will be provided. Presentations in the morning and a poster session in the afternoon will cover some of the wide range of research made possible by NCFL instrumentation. Prizes will be awarded for the best oral and poster presentations. The event will also feature remarks by Randy Heflin, senior associate vice president for research and innovation, and Stefan Duma, director of the Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science.
About the NCFL
The NCFL houses more than $10 million in advanced instrumentation to support nanoscience and nanoengineering research. Students and researchers can access equipment for electron microscopy, optical microscopy, and several spectroscopic techniques; expert staff offer guidance and training. Research areas currently benefiting from NCFL resources include targeted delivery of nano-medicine, fuel cells, nanoscale engineering and the environment, self-assembled nanostructures, nano-metrology and nano-manufacturing, and paleobiology. The facility is also the site of the National Center for Earth and Environmental Nanotechnology Infrastructure (NanoEarth), a member of the NSF’s national nanotechnology network. The NCFL is an intiative of the Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science.