CHE512 Sp2020 Homework and Talk Assignments
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Review Paper Assignments
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NameTitleBrief DescriptionCore techniques / samplesAdjustments/ Feedback by MT
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Camdzic, Michelle
Self-Assembled 3D Supramolecular Coordination Complexes (SCCs) for Biomedical Applications
3D SCCs, especially metallacages, have recently shown promise for biomedical applications as drug delivery systems due to containing an internal cavity which can be filled with guest moleculesH NMR, ESI-MS, and X-ray diffraction (XRD)OK
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Gould, ConnorProtien Structure determination using X-Ray LasersX-ray free electron lasers allow for femtosecond nano crystollography. This technique allows for the determination of protien structures without the need for freezing the protien crytals. Without the need for freezing many different conformations of the protiens can be studied.X-Ray free electron lasersOK
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Izydorczak, AlexandraDeterming Bone nanostructure using SAXSUsing SAXS to analyze the workings and nanostructure of boneScanning small-angle X-ray scatteringOK
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Stavinski, Nicholas DmitriOptical Properties of NanomaterialsThe optical properties of nanomaterials are some of the most important properties that can be identified using various spectroscopic techniques. This review will consider recent innovations in the field (e.g. nanowires and nanoparticles), as well as some of the characterization methods used to study these materials and their unique properties.
Raman scattering, SERS/TERS, nonlinear spectroscopy (second harmonic generation), TEM
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Temen, StorySuper-resolution fluorescence microscopyApplications of super-resolution fluorescence microscopy, esspecially for biological samples. Also how super-resolution is achievedSuper-resolution imagingOK
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Tiede, Erin RebeccaMicroscopy Characterization of Bone-Implant NanosurfacesThe nano-topography of biomaterials in implants can affect the behavior of cells attaching to the implant, and therefore the success of the implant. Characterization of the nano-topography of both the implants and the cellular matrix of tissues can assist in the optimization of implants.SEM, TEMOK
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Tsai, Kun-HungFundamental Study for Contact ElectrificationWhy when rubbing two different materials together, it will create charges? there is no fundamental scientific mechanism that can support such behavior. One of the mechanism that other people propose is due to the electron transfer during rubbing. Using kelvin probe force microscopy (KPFM) can monitor the electron transfer during rubbing, which might support the mechanism of contact electrificationAnalysis Technique: KPFM (one of the mode in AFM). Sample: polymer, inorganic semiconductor, conductive polymer.OK, try not to be too narrow. The goal is a review of the field, not just one single application.
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Wang, JieyuCharacterization of aerogel nanostucture and physical properties analysisThe unique physical properties of aerogel depend on their special mesoporous structure, which can be characterized by SEM and TEM image.SEM and TEMOK
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Proposal Assignments
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NameTitleBrief DescriptionCore techniques / samplesAdjustments/ Feedback by MT
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Camdzic, MichelleDevelopment of new sythetic antimicrobial nanomaterials to treat antibiotic-resistant infectionsSynthetic self-assembling antimicrobial nanofibers (SAANs) can be synthesized to target toxic bateria while maintaining biocompatibility with healthy cells in order to treat antibiotic-resistant infections in hospitalsTEM, fluroresence microscopy, circular dichroism (CD)OK
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Gould, ConnorObservation of unstained biological samples samples in waterObservation of biological samples in water can involve tedious and time consuming sample prep. Impedance scannig electron microscopy can be used for sub-micrometer analysis of samples in water. It can be used for a wide range of liquid samples such as nanoparticles and nanotubes.SEM, IP-SEMOK
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Izydorczak, AlexandraAnalysis of Lipid Nanoparticles for Drug Delivery Using Cryo-TEM/EMAnalyzing Sample prep and analysis of cells and tissues using Cryo-TEM/EM and within nanoparticles for treatment of diseasesCryo-EM,Cryo-EMOK
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Stavinski, Nicholas DmitriEnhanced Nonlinear Optical Responses from NanomaterialsNonlinear optics (NLO) holds great promise for applications such as the development of photonic devices, optical switches, and quantum computing/communication technologies. The field of NLO has a distinct lack of materials that can enhance these amazing optical effects, so there is a major need to understand and discover new, useful nanocomposite materials.nonlinear spectroscopy, SERS, thin film syntheses, pulsed laser deposition (PLD), lithography, SEM, nanometer pattern generation system (NPGS), nanofabrication techniques (e.g. nanoantennas)OK
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Temen, StorySynthsizing and Characterizting Blended Polymer Solar CellsBlended polymers can have higher efficency than either of the two blended materials alone. Different mixtures and morphology will have different efficencies. The surface is characterized with AFM.AFM, ploymers, photo-materialsOK
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Tiede, Erin RebeccaDevelopment of Superabsorbant Polymers Composed of Reinforced Carboxymethyl Cellulose NanofibersSuperabsorbant polymers (SAPs) are usually formed from petroleum-based chemicals. Petroleum-based polymers tend to have poor degradability and biocompatablity, leading to the need for more eco-friendly SAPs based on biopolymers such as cellulose.SEM/TEM, XRD, various swelling measurementsOK
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Tsai, Kun-HungDirect Current Triboelectrification Nanogenerator: Harvasting Energy MechanicallyAlternative current (AC) is the main result from the mechaincal energy harvasting. AC has high voltage and low current, which limits the use to electronics. AC form usually needs to be change into DC form to let the electronic works. Therefore, DC energy harvesting is an important technique for electronics. Analysis Technique: KPFM (one of the mode in AFM). Sample: polymer, semiconductor, conductive polymer.OK
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Wang, JieyuManufacturing of highly durable and thermal insulating silica aerogel composites with embedded fibersSilica aerogel is one kind great thermal insulation material, however, it's brittle if prepared by economical ambient pressure drying and can't be widely applied. One method to solve this problem is adding fiber through an in-situ reaction to enhance mechanical strength and further reduce thermal conductivity.Analysis Technique: SEM, TEM; mechanical test: uniaxial compression testOK
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Please enter you name in the available slots:
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(25 min talk + 10 min discussion + 5 min feedback)
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Talk AssignmentsTime / Date
Tue April 28th
Thu Apr 30thTue May 5thThu May 7th
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NameTitleBrief DescriptionCore techniques / samplesPresentation Slot Number (see right)Adjustments/ Feedback by MT
9:30-10:10 AM
Slot 1Slot 3Slot 5Slot 7
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Camdzic, MichelleDiagnostic and Therapeutic Uses of Nanomaterials in the BrainNanomedicine has recently emergered as a tool for the early diagnosis and treatment of intractable or age-related brain disorders. Nanomaterials have a unique ability to cross the blood-brain barrier which can be used to target specific cells or as drug delivery systems. Fluorescence microscopy, scanning tunneling microscopy (STM), MRISlot 4OK
10:10-10:50 AM
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Gould, ConnorMembrane Protien CrystallographyMembrane proteins are widely studied as they are important targets for drug development studies. Crystallography can provied important insights into the structures and mechanisms of these proteins. There have been many advancements in this area through improved instrumentation and crystal forming techniques. X-Ray crystallography, cryo-EM, XFELSlot 1OK
PS: If you think you will need technical assistance or a help (software, hardware) to present online via Zoom, please let me know advance so we can find a solution for you.
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Izydorczak, AlexandraAnalysis of Fluorescent Carbon Nanoparticles as Used in Cell ImagingUsing spectral analysis to study the synthesis of fluroescent carbon nanoparticles and how they benefit cell imagingXPS, FTIR, fluorescenceSlot 2OK
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Stavinski, Nicholas DmitriMetamaterials: Manipulation by DesignMetamaterials are composite strucutures made of conventional materials such as plastics and metals. These materials exhibit properties that otherwise wouldn't be attainable through traditional means. They have repeated patterns at scales smaller than the wavelengths of light they influence. This could have applications in aerospace, medical devices, and solar power management.SEM, IR and UV/Vis spectroscopy, SERS, electrodeposition, ion beam milling, optical tweezersSlot 5OK
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Temen, StoryNanomaterials in Fluorescence SensorsNanomaterials can be used in conjunction with fluorescent dyes as immunosensors. Nanomaterials allow for unique sensing capabilities. They have applications in clincial, environmental, and food studies.Fluorescence, nanomaterial applicationSlot 6OK
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Tiede, Erin RebeccaNanomaterial-Based Sensors for the Detection of BioagentsTraditional detection methods for bioagents such as bacteria and viruses require large amounts of time and labor, leaving people at risk during the identifaction process. The physical, chemical, and mechanical properties of nanomaterials make them well-suited as fast and portable biosensors for bioagents.characterization techniques: TEM, SEM, AFM, light scatteringSlot 3OK
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Tsai, Kun-HungMaterial for TENG: From inorganic semiconductor to organic semiconductorDC form of triboelectric nanogenerator (TENG) been descovered in 2018, the original of the material is inorganic semiconductor. Recently, people shows the organic semiconductor has the similar effect, which can provide in DC form. core technique: KPFM. sample: inorganic and organic semiconductorSlot 8OK, include a little overview about KPFM as well.
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Wang, JieyuAnalysis of fiber-aerogel composites: a kind of good thermal insulating building materialMix fiber with aerogel precursor through an in-situ reaction would give aerogel-fiber composites, which greatly enhance few physical properties of aerogel and can be widely applied in daily life, especially as great building materials.Analysis Technique: SEM, TEM; mechanical test: uniaxial compression test; soundproof test; thermal conductivity testSlot 7OK, include a little overview about aerogels as well. e.g. why they are special, how they are usually made etc.
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