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Atomic and Nanoscale Phenomena in Advanced Materials

Dravid Group Research in the News

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

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

Imaging Breakthrough Leads to Further Understanding of Genome Structure and Function

A combination of novel techniques helped shed light on how the genome is constructed.
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New Work on 2D Materials Could Enable Cheaper and Effective Infrared Photonic Components

A 2D-layered material may allow the development of superior infrared optical devices that are less expensive to produce
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Yea-Shine Lee has been selected to participate in the HMCP Cluster 2020-21

Yea-Shine Lee and Carolin Wahl were selected to participate in the Hierarchical Materials Cluster (HMCP) for 2020-21. The Hierarchical Materials Cluster provides new opportunities for cross-disciplinary student research and training by integrating the strengths of the Materials Science and Engineering and Chemistry Departments in nanostructured materials research with the strengths of the Physics, Electrical Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering Departments in the measurement and modeling of physical properties
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Carolin Wahl has been selected to participate in the HMCP Cluster 2020-21

Carolin wahl has been selected to participate in the Hierarchical Materials Cluster(HMCP). The Hierarchical Materials Cluster provides new opportunities for cross-disciplinary student research and training by integrating the strengths of the Materials Science and Engineering and Chemistry Departments in nanostructured materials research with the strengths of the Physics, Electrical Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering Departments in the measurement and modeling of physical properties.
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