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Dravid Group Research in the News

PEARL featured on Scripps
Based on the recent publication in PNAS, Prof. Dravid, Dr. Nandwana, and PhD student Stephanie Ribet were featured in a story by Scripps regarding their revolutionary nanocomposite coating. Now, a common kitchen sponge can be used to clean water of phosphate. Click the link to view full story: LEARN MORE
                                                                                                             
Vinayak Dravid is Named Among Global ‘Highly Cited Researchers’ 

This annual list identifies researchers who demonstrated significant influence in their chosen field or fields through the publication of multiple highly cited papers during the last decade. LEARN MORE

 


NSF-funded researchers at Northwestern University, lead by Professor Vinayak P. Dravid, have developed a nanocomposite coating of magnetic nanostructures that attracts oil and resists water. When the coating is applied to any cheap sponge, it binds with the oil holding it in the sponge until it is squeezed out. For more information:


Press Release: HERE
Media Information: HERE 

 
BBC interview covering OHM Sponge with Vinayak Dravid:
September 30, 2020
 
The Guardian coverage of the OHM Sponge:
HERE

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Surfaces and Interfaces in Low-Dimensional and Quantum Materials
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Nanoscale Phenomena in Energy Materials

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VPD Group in the News

Pearl Membrane Photo used for RMS Digital Calendar

RMS has used Stephanie Ribet's Pearl-fect Membrane image for the April image of their digital calendar. "The Phosphate Elimination And Recovery Lightweight (PEARL) membrane, a reusable nanocomposite material, can be used to selectively sequester phosphate ions from polluted waters. From this false colored scanning electron microscope image, we can see the porous and hierarchical nature of the PEARL membrane, which leads to its effective remediation performance. (Hitachi S-3400 SEM)"
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VPD Group Covid Detection Article Named One of the Most Downloaded Articles of Biosensors and Bioelectronics

"Highly sensitive and ultra-rapid antigen-based detection of SARS-CoV-2 using nanomechanical sensor platform" was listed among the most downloaded articles from Biosensors and Bioelectronics. Dr. Dilip Agarwal, Dr. Vikas Nandwana, Dr. GS Shekhawat, and Dr. Vinayak Dravid were among the primary authors for this research article.
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Yukun Liu has been awarded the HMCP Fellowship 2021-22

Second year graduate student Yukun Liu won the Hierarchical Materials Cluster Program (HMCP) Fellowship for 2021-22. This is a one quarter fellowship covering tuition, travel funds, and a portion of their stipends for the winter quarter.
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Jack Hegarty has been awarded the HMCP Fellowship 2021-22

Second year graduate student Jack Hegarty won the Hierarchical Materials Cluster Program (HMCP) Fellowship for 2021-22. This is a one quarter fellowship covering tuition, travel funds, and a portion of their stipends for the winter quarter.
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