Our labs latest patent has been accepted. Compositions of Nanoparticles with Radial Gradients and Methods of Use Thereof focuses on how to design and synthesize nanoparticles with compositions that resemble steel, and demonstrates proof-of-principle applications ranging from corrosion resistance, to diagnostic magnetic beads, to new electromagnetic absorbers.
The Maye lab has been awarded two CUSE grants as part of the most recent RFP. Our COVID-Relief Grant, "Perovskite Platelets as Substrates" will allow us to expand our study of using platelets as phase change materials, and our Innovative & Interdisciplinary Grant, "Aligning Quantum Rods on DNA Origami Substrates for Biomimetic Energy Transfer" will provide bridge funding for this novel and unique study. We thank SU and the VPR's office for making this funding available!
Our lab's newest patent has been approved, US 10,695,831 B2 is our second granted Core/Alloy Nanopartcle patent, demonstrating the uniqeness of approach towards using synthetic inorganic nanochemistry to prepare steel at the nanoscale.
Congratulations to Yuetian for her new publication in J. Chem. C where she used NMR to understand the ligand packing ratio on quantum rods of controlled aspect ratio.
Congratulations to Christina Deschene for defending her Renee Crown Honors Thesis, her Distinction in Chemistry Thesis, and for graduating early with a dual B.S. in Chemistry & Forensics. Good luck Tina!!
Congratulations to Emily Ripka, who defended her Ph.D. dissertation on Nov 22!. Good luck Emily!
Congratulations to Dr. Yuetian Chen who defended her Ph.D. on September 5th!
A great ACS NERM Meeting in June. The Maye group had 11 presentations in total, with excellent talks by Emily, Yuetian, and Dr. Maye, along with great posters by Hediyeh, Buddhini, and Tina!
Working with Prof. Njoki at Hampton University, we recently published in ACS Applied Nano Materials a study that completes our work of focusing on alloying at Au/Ag interfaces under hydrothermal temperatures and microwave heating. In this study, we used electrochemistry to better understand alloying and the composition at the particle interface.
Emily's article on understanding perovskite surfaces using 1D and 2D NMR has been published at Langmuir!