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ME Prof. Park and collaborator Prof. Gaillardon receive UU Research Instrumentation Fund

Congratulations to Professors Pierre-Emmanuel Gaillardon and Kay Park who recently received a University of Utah Research Instrumentation Fund for “Shared High-Resolution Nanolithography System”. This fund will help bring the SwissLitho AG NanoFrazor to the University of Utah Nanofab cleanroom facility. The SwissLitho NanoFrazor will provide:  High­‐resolution direct  write  nanolithography:  Resist  is  directly  vaporized during the NanoFrazor patterning process Read More…

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Czabaj Receives ALS and LBNL Beam Time

For his research Life-cycle Quantification of Ultrahigh Temperature Materials Using Novel In-situ Tests with Micro-focus Tomography, mechanical engineering assistant professor Michael Czabaj received two days beam-time at the Advanced Light Source at Lawrence Berkeley National Labs over the next three years. Dr. Czabaj is the director over the Utah Composites Laboratory.

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Prof. Bart Raeymaekers and Collaborator Received $394k U.S. Army Research Office Grant

Prof. Bart Raeymaekers together with collaborator Prof. Fernando Guevara Vasquez (U of U Mathematics Dept.) has received a three-year $394k grant from the Army Research Office (ARO) to conduct research on “Synthesis of multi-functional materials with tailored properties using scalable ultrasound directed self-assembly and additive manufacturing”.  The ability to design and manufacture multi-functional materials with tailored Read More…

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Profs. Park and Francoeur Receive $350K NSF Grant to Work on “Extreme Near-Field Thermal Radiation Sub-10-nm Vacuum Gap Distances”

Professors Kay Park and Mathieu Francoeur received a three-year NSF grant of $350,000 for their research on “Extreme Near-Field Thermal Radiation at Sub-10-nm Vacuum Gap Distances.” The objective of the research is to experimentally and theoretically investigate extreme near-field thermal radiation by: (1) measuring extreme near-field radiative heat transport between a heated tip and a surface in Read More…

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Prof. Bart Raeymaekers Receives Grant from the National Science Foundation to Work on Ultrasound Alignment of Carbon Nanotubes

Prof. Bart Raeymaekers receives $100,000 grant (for two-years) from the National Science Foundation to conduct research on ultrasound alignment of carbon nanotubes in a polymer medium for additive manufacturing of nanocomposite materials.  The grant is supported by the NSF’s Manufacturing Machines and Equipment Program. Polymer nanocomposite materials consist of a polymer matrix material reinforced with a Read More…

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Leang, Pardyjak, & Nevada NanoTech Receive US Army DOD Grant to Develop Chemical Sensing Aerial Robot

Kam Leang and Eric Pardyjak partnering with company Nevada NanoTech Systems, Inc., receive US Army DOD grant to develop a chemical sensing aerial robot.  The two-year $1,000,000 (Utah’s share is $330,000) project, entitled, “STTR Phase II: Autonomous Broad Spectrum Environmental Sentinels,” will focus on developing an autonomous, hover-capable, flying robot with integrated real-time chemical sensing, inter-unit communication Read More…

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Adams Receives Big Data Structural Health Monitoring NSF Award

An expert in experimental mechanics and damage tolerance of composites, mechanical engineering professor Dan Adams received a National Science Foundation three-year companion award (along with principle investigator Dr. Joel Harley – ECE). Adams’ portion of the award, $158,579, is for their research entitled, “Big Data Structural Health Monitoring: Statistical Damage Detection.” With this award they plan Read More…