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Atomic and Nanoscale Phenomena in Advanced Materials

Dravid Group Research in the News

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

Welcome New MSE Graduate Students!

Please check out the VPD Group openings below:

          1. High-performance thermoelectric materials - 1 RA or Fellow
          2. Surfaces and interfaces in Quantum materials - 1 RA or Fellow
          3. Hierarchically porous materials for environmental remediation - 1 Fellow
          4. Open slot - unkown-unkowns

VPD Group Poster: HERE

Please contact tara.sadera@northwestern.edu for group and subgroup meeting times and information

Please feel free to reach out to our existing group members for more information: HERE  

VPD Group Research

2-D Subgroup

2-D Subgroup

Spatially and Dimensionally Confined Structures and Assembly
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Energy Subgroup

Energy Subgroup

Interfaces & Defect Phenomena in Advanced Materials

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Patterning and Microscopy Subgroup

Patterning and Microscopy Subgroup

Synthesis, Patterning and Microscopy of Nanostructures

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Multifunctional Nanostructures Subgroup

Multifunctional Nanostructures Subgroup

Environmental remediation, energy storage and theranostic medicine
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VPD Group in the News

Songting Cai Wins The 2020 Weertman Fellowship

Songting Cai has been selected to be the winner of the prestigious Weertman Doctoral Fellowship for her outstanding scholarly achievements and promise.
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Jingshan Du winner of the 2020 IIN Outstanding Research Award

Jingshan Du has been chosen to receive the 2020 International Institute for Nanotechnology (IIN) Outstanding Research Award in recognition of his outstanding contributions in the field of nanotechnology research over the past year.
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Stephanie Ribet Awarded the National Water Research Institute (NWRI) and American Membrane Technology Association (AMTA) Fellowship 2020

The National Water Research Institute (NWRI) and the American Membrane Technology Association (AMTA) fellowship is awarded to support graduate student water research projects. Stephanie's research project is titled, “Multifunctional Nanocomposite (MNS) Membrane for Nutrient Recovery.” Congratulations, Stephanie!
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Meet Stephanie Ribet, PhD student in Dravid Group

Stephanie Ribet is a third-year graduate student in the Dravid Group, which investigates atomic and nanoscale phenomena in advanced materials.
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