Selective capsid capturing in hollow-core nanohelices with matched dimensions.
Viral attachment on bio-functionalized (self-assembled monolayers) nanoscaffold surfaces.
CambridgeNanoTech atomic layer deposition tool "Fiji" with in-situ ellipsometry characterization capability.
Custom-built ultra-high vacuum glancing angle deposition tool dedicated for sculptured thin film growth.
Optical fiber sensing.
Combinatorial in-situ ellipsometry and quartz crystal microbalance investigations.
In-situ monitoring of protein adsorption on and swelling of polyelectrolyte brushes.
The Center for Nanohybrid Functional Materials (CNFM) includes nineteen investigators from six Nebraska colleges and universities. CNFM targets the discovery and exploitation of new sensing principles based upon the combination of 3-D ordered nanostructures and chemical or biochemical sensing elements. Research within CNFM is focused within three complementary and mutually supporting clusters, and includes the acquisition of specialized instrumentation for a developing core facility.
Cluster 1, Nanohybrid Fabrication, focuses on preparation of highly ordered spatially coherent 3-D nanostructures, their hybridization with chemical or biological sensing elements, and their immobilization or inclusion within polymer matrices.
Cluster 2, Nanohybrid Characterization and New Sensing Principles, focuses on new characterization and sensing principles based on unique properties of the nanohybrids, including techniques based upon Terahertz to UV ellipsometry.
Cluster 3, Molecular Interactions within Nanohybrid-based devices focuses on potential sensing and separation applications based on molecular interactions within nanohybrid-based devices.
Eva Schubert, Angela Pannier, Shannon Bartelt-Hunt, Ming Han named Engineering Leadership
Mathias Schubert named a Fellow of the Leibniz Institute of Polymer Research, Dresden, Germany
Donna Kunkel wins prestigious Nottingham Prize
Angela Pannier's research featured on NSF Science 360 News Service
Erika Pfaunmiller nominated for Young Investigator award
Ming Han promoted to Associate Professor
2014 Awards and Scholarships announced
Alexander Sinitskii receives Harold and Esther Edgerton Junior Faculty Award
Rebecca Lai named Susan J. Rosowski Associate Professor of Chemistry
CNFM Co-director Pat Dussault recognized with CAS Outstanding Research and Creative Activity Award
Alexander Sinitskii's team develops chemical solution for graphene challenges
Philipp Kühne and Alex Boosalis awarded the 2013 Ellipsometry Focus Topic Award at AVS
GeekGirlCon in Seattle features Raychelle Burks' DIY Science Zone
Rebecca Lai presents 'Sunday with a Scientist'