Center for Materials, Devices and Integrated Systems Newsletter - January 2023 (2023)

Center for Materials, Devices and Integrated Systems
January Newsletter

Your assistant to keep you updated.Snippets on upcoming events, webinars, fellowship opportunities, news about facilities, publications, past event notes.


Dr. Leo Yechuan Chenhas joined Department of Materials Science and Engineering as Surface Analysis Laboratory Manager. He oversees PHI 5000 Versaprobe X-Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy, PanAlytical X’Pert X-Ray Diffractometer and PHI 700 Scanning Auger Nanoprobe under Nanoscale Characterization Core. He received his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from University of New Mexico, his previous position was at SLAC National Accelerator Lab at Stanford University. Welcome!

Studentresearch focus groups (RFG)are looking for members, you may join an RFG from thislinkto interact with 180 other students/researchers.

What’s ahead in the month?

CMDIS Seminar(15.February – Wednesday, 3:00pm, CBIS Bruggeman Conference Room)
“Science, Excitement and Challenges of Distributing Entanglement over a Quantum Network”
Neil M. Zimmerman, Ph.D.
Coordinator, Quantum Network Grand Challenge at NIST

Abstract:Using the definition that a quantum network is one that can distribute entanglement between stationary qubits, I will give an overview of the science underlying, some of the proposed applications to motivate, and the main challenges facing, quantum networking.I will end with an audience participatory discussion of the most likely applications of quantum networking – please bring your thoughts!

CMDIS BYOND Programis now accepting applications for the Spring term. The program is designed to introduce microfabrication and analysis concepts to interested undergraduate students. The program currently offers four modules with each module running over a four-week period. Spring semester modules are Module 2 – Deposition (02/06-03/03) and Module 4 – Metrology (03/13-04/07), the application deadline is 01/18/2023.Read more.

Approaching deadlines

(Undergraduate) Dr. Vicki L. Schechtman Scholarship
(Application Deadline: 28.February)
This scholarship will be awarded to a college undergraduate in her Freshman through Junior year whose field of study will be one of the sciences recognized by the National Science FoundationLearn more.

(Undergraduate) Society of Physics Students Scholarships
(Application Deadline: 15.March)
These awards are made to undergraduate physics students on the basis of scholarship, SPS participation, and additional criteria as outlined in the descriptions.Learn more.

(Undergrad / Grad) Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE) Robotics Summer Internships
(Application Deadline: 27.January)
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE) Robotics Internship Program provides opportunities for students and recent graduates to intern at DOE national laboratories. Internships will last for 10 consecutive weeks from May to September at a DOE national laboratory. You will be mentored by and research alongside DOE scientists and subject matter experts, developing long-term relationships between yourself, researchers, and others at your hosting laboratory.Learn more.

(Undergrad / Grad) Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE) Energy Storage Summer Internships
(Application Deadline: 27.January)
Energy storage technology holds the key to ushering in the electric vehicle transformation and in creating the grid of the future with integrated resiliency and flexibility. Today’s battery technology is not enough. Newer chemistries, battery designs, and manufacturing processes are needed to usher changes in energy storage that can fundamentally transform the world and lead to the birth of new industries.Learn more.

(Undergrad / Grad) Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE) High Performance Computing Summer Internships
(Application Deadline: 27.January)
The HPC4Mfg program is part of the High Performance Computing for Energy Innovation (HPC4EI) initiative which partners public and private sectors to facilitate the use of advanced computational techniques in the private sector with the aim of reducing national energy consumption. In the HPC4Mfg Internship Program, student projects typically involve performing advanced simulation and modeling in topic areas such as materials, computational fluid dynamics, combustion and machine learning applied to scientific computational results.Learn more.

(Undergrad / Grad) The American Society of Mechanical Engineers Engineering Scholarships(Application Deadline: 16.February)
A scholarship is considered by ASME to be a grant made to a student to enable or assist the student in pursuing an educational program in mechanical engineering or mechanical engineering technology at the undergraduate or graduate level. If you have questions about the ASME Scholarship Program, eligibility or have other questions, join an open office hour (01/13,3:00pm-4:00pmEST)Learn more.

(Graduate) American Physical Society March Meeting
(Early Bird Registration Deadline: 25.January)
APS March Meeting will be held on March 5-10 in Las Vegas, NV. It brings together scientists and students from around the world to connect and collaborate across academia, industry, and major labs. Students, early-career physicists, and experienced professionals will benefit from the networking and learning at March Meeting.Learn more.

(Graduate) WITEC Paper Award
(Application Deadline: 31.January)
The annual WITec Paper Award competition recognizes exceptional scientific papers published in peer-reviewed journals that include results acquired with a WITec microscope. Scientists from all over the world and any field of application are encouraged to submit their work from the current year.Learn more.

(Graduate) Microscopy & Microanalysis Conference 2023 Submissions
(Deadline: 16.February)
The annual Microscopy and Microanalysis conference will be held on July 23-27 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.Learn more.

(Graduate)IBM PhD Fellowship Award Nominations are open.
(Nomination Deadline: 17.February)
Since 1951, the IBM PhD Fellowship Program has collaborated with faculty, students and universities by recognizing and supporting exceptional PhD students that address focused areas of interest in technology.All nominees must be nominated by a doctoral faculty member; students cannot nominate themselves; must be enrolled full-time in a PhD program over the academic year of the award or forfeit the fellowship; should have two years remaining in their program at the time of nomination so the fellowship can be applied to the last two years of study.Learn more.

(Graduate) Advancing Women in Science Distinguished Doctoral Research Scholarship(Application Deadline: 28.February)
Awarded to three AWIS members whose dissertation research project is judged likely to make important and original contributions to their field. This $10,000 award is intended for a pre-doctoral student in Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, Behavioral Sciences, Mathematics or Engineering who is a woman expecting to graduate within 2 years of the application deadline.Learn more.

(Post-Doc) NASA Postdoctoral Program
(Application Deadline: 01.March)
The NASA Postdoctoral Program (NPP) offers unique research opportunities to highly-talented U.S. and non-U.S. scientists to engage in ongoing NASA research projects at a NASA Center, NASA Headquarters, or at a NASA-affiliated research institute. These one- to three-year fellowships are competitive and are designed to advance NASA’s missions in space science, Earth science, aeronautics, space operations, exploration systems, and astrobiology. NASA has removed the temporary restrictions for non U.S. citizen applicants, annual application cycle is 01.March.Learn more.

(Faculty) DARPA Young Faculty Award (YFA) program
(Application Deadline: 07.February)
The objective of the DARPA Young Faculty Award (YFA) program is to identify and engage rising stars in junior research positions, emphasizing those without prior DARPA funding, and expose them to DoD needs and DARPA’s program development process.Learn more.

(Faculty) NSF Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Program (S-STEM)
(Application Deadline: 02.March)
The main goal of the S-STEM program is to enable low-income students with academic ability, talent or potential to pursue successful careers in promising STEM fields. Ultimately, the S-STEM program seeks to increase the number of academically promising low-income students who graduate with a S-STEM eligible degree and contribute to the American innovation economy with their STEM knowledge.
The solicitation has been updated to align with the CHIPS and Science Act of 2022 (Public Law. 117-167). Section 10393 of this Act authorizes the Director to make changes in the maximum scholarship amount and length of scholarship support for low-income students in STEM fields.Read more.


Bruker Atomic Force Microscopy Webinar: The Fundamentals of AFM Probe Selection(19.January, 12:00pm EST)

During the broadcast, Ian Armstrong and John Thornton will explain the fundamentals of AFM probe design, provide an overview of the probes available and their properties, and outline how to select the right probe for the right application. There will also be a short presentation on the latest innovations from Bruker in probe development for biological and materials sciences applications.Register.

Enhancing your imaging workflows and ultrastructural data using Biological EDS(02.February, 10:30am EST)

Energy Dispersive X-ray Spectrometry (EDS) enables us to collect compositional information in combination with electron images.Biological EDS can measure and map elements within cells and tissues at the nanoscale, generating multicolor images of cellular and subcellular features. In this webinar, you will gain knowledge on how to prepare your biological samples for EDS, how biological EDS complements electron microscopy as an imaging technique.Register.

Actions to Advance Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Physics.
(16.February, 10:00am EST)
Rowan Thomson, Canada Research Chair, Professor, and Associate DeanCarleton University

This presentation will focus on ideas to challenge the status quo—actions to advance equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI). The speaker will describe recent published research that raises awareness of EDI challenges in science and will discuss actions that scientists can take to collaborate on advancing EDI. The recommendations apply to a broad spectrum of science activities and to those at different stages of their studies or career.Register.

Publications in Our Radar

Bequette B.W.,100 Years of insulin: A chemical engineering perspective, 2023,Korean Journal of Chemical Engineering,10.1007/s11814-022-1308-8

Hausmann B.D.;Tomozawa M., Correlations between residual stress and water diffusion in silica glass at low temperatures, 2023,Journal of the American Ceramic Society,10.1111/jace.18901

Ferreira A.P.F.; Osipov D.; Taranto G.N.; Assis T.M.L.;Chow J.H., Extended real-time voltage instability identification method based on synchronized phasor measurements, 2023,International Journal of Electrical Power and Energy Systems,10.1016/j.ijepes.2022.108804

Zhang T.; Liu M.; Fujisawa K.; Lucking M.; Beach K.; Zhang F.; Shanmugasundaram M.; Krayev A.; Murray W.; Lei Y.; Yu Z.; Sanchez D.; Liu Z.;Terrones H.;Elías A.L.; Terrones M., Spatial Control of Substitutional Dopants in Hexagonal Monolayer WS2: The Effect of Edge Termination, 2023,Small,10.1002/smll.202205800

Ming-Yu Ma, L.N; Chen, N-K.; Wang D; Han D; Sun H-B;Zhang. S;Li X-B, Defect physics in 2D monolayer I-VIIsemiconductor AgI, 2023,MaterialsToday Nano,10.1016/j.mtnano.2023.100304

Lakhnot, A.S; Panchal, R.A.; Datta J.; Mahajani V.; Bhimani K.; Jain R.; Datta D.;Koratkar N,Intercalation Hosts for Multivalent-Ion Batteries, 2023,Small Structures,10.1002/sstr.202200290

In Case You Have Missed

Daniel Walczyk(MANE)and Alexandros Tsamis (ARCH) have been interviewed by Lampoon Magazine to talk about New York’s Seed to City Hemp Initiative, a project developing a holistic plan for a sustainable and economically viable hemp industry in New York.Read more.

Jim Hendler (CS), director of Future of Computing Institute (FOCI) and chair of the Association for Computing Machinery, issued a statement about the White House’s Blueprint for an AI Bill of Rights: “It is exciting to see the U.S. joining an international movement to help understand and control the impact of new computing technologies, and especially artificial intelligence, to make sure the technologies enhance human society in positive ways”.Read more.

Helen Zha (CBE), Daniel Walczyk (MANE), Mattheos Koffas (CBE), Kenneth Simons (ECON) and Johnson Samuel (MANE) have been awarded for NSF Convergence Accelerator Track I: Enhanced Biobased Textiles and Composites Via Microbially Produced Silk Proteins. The goal of the project is to explore the fabrication of fossil-free biodegradable textiles and fibers that exhibit performance attributes suitable for replacing conventional materials in the fashion industry. Congratulations!

Jim Hendler (CS), has shared the promising uses of AI in drug discovery: “reducing the number of potential candidates for trials, and providing potential explanations for the secondary use of drugs — that is, why a drug shows efficacy for a condition it wasn’t originally designed totreat”.Read more.

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