ACS NANO Highlights Nanocenter Article:

ACS Nano, a very prestigious Nanotechnology journal has highlighted the Nanocenter’s most recently published article on the “Catalytic Conversion of Graphene into Carbon Nanotubes via Gold Nanoclusters at Low Temperatures”.  In their highlight we were categorized as “Very Cool” and that is cool! Follow the link for the highlight!

Dr. Yamada, Senior Scientist at RIKEN visits the Nanocenter

Dr. Taro Yamada, Senior Research Scientist at RIKEN, the Institute of Physical and Chemical Research in Japan visited the Nanotechnology Center on November 3rd and 4th, 2011. Dr. Yamada gave a talk regarding Visible Light Emission from Fluorescent Proteins on Silver Substrate Induced by Scanning Tunneling Microscopy (STM).
Dr. Yamada’s main research focus is application of [...]

Dr. Dervishi wins McNair’s Program Mentor of the Year Award

Dr. Enkeleda Dervishi, Research Assistant Professor at the Nanotechnology center, won the McNair’s Program Mentor of the Year Award for 2011. Dr. Dervishi mentored Alexandra Trible, a senior in the Biology department. Alexandra worked on characterizing the mechanical properties of Multiwalled Carbon Nanotubes and Graphene reinforced Nano-Composite Polymer Films.
The McNair Scholars Program also referred to as [...]

$1 Million Sturgis Gift Endows Nanotech Chair

A $1 million endowment to UALR from the Roy and Christine Sturgis Charitable Trust led today to the investiture of Dr. Alexandru S. Biris, director and chief scientist of the Nanotechnology Center at UALR, as the university’s first Sturgis Charitable Trust Nanotechnology Chair.  Read the full article here

Related News: Arkansas, FDA To Partner On Nanotechnology Research

Exciting developments coming from the state of Arkansas and FDA. A Memorandum of Understanding was signed this morning establishing a Virtual Center of Excellence on Nanotoxicological research. For more information read the article at Arkansas Business.