Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors

Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button

Home > Press > Winners Announced in Veeco Labs Research Grant Program

Abstract:
Veeco Instruments Inc. (Nasdaq: VECO), the leading provider of scanning probe microscopes (SPM: undefined, undefined, undefined%) to the nanoscience community, today announced the winners of the first phase of the Veeco Labs Research Grant Program, "HarmoniX Innovation," as well as the initiation of its second phase, "SPM in Energy."

Winners Announced in Veeco Labs Research Grant Program

Plainview, NY | Posted on March 31st, 2009

Veeco Labs is a competitive grant program that was created to facilitate collaboration between Veeco and the leading scientists in the SPM community. The first phase of Veeco Labs solicited the best ideas for research and development in various areas of nano- and bio-material development using Veeco's new full-spectrum HarmoniX(TM: 63.54, -0.07, -0.11%) Nanoscale Material Property Mapping technique. The proposals were reviewed by a panel of Veeco scientists based on a broad range of technical criteria.

The winning recipients of the full-spectrum HarmoniX Microscopy package represented four countries and a wide variety of applications, and five of the grant recipients also won sponsorship to participate in the Seeing at the Nanoscale VII conference:

Liz Adams and Kirk Czymmek (University of Delaware, USA) - "Characterization of the Fungal Cell Wall Structure Using HarmoniX AFM"

Zbigniew Celinski and Anatoliy Glushchenko (University of Colorado, USA) - "Mapping the Aligning Forces Acting on Liquid Crystals on an Inorganic Substrate"

Sidney Cohen and David Cahen (Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel) - "Molecular-Level Mechanics of Self-Assembled Monolayer Films Containing the Azo-Benzene Group and Their Applications in Molecular Motors"

S. De Beer, Dirk van den Ende, Frieder Mugele, Bram Borkent and Detlef Lohse (University of Twente, Netherlands) - "HarmoniX for Nanofluidics"

Philippe LeClere (University of Mons-Hainaut, Belgium) - "Biomimetic Surfaces: Adhesives for the Future"

George Schitter (Delft University of Technology, Netherlands) - "Optimizing the Speed of TappingMode AFM by HarmoniX-Based Feedback"

Igor Sokolov (Clarkson University, USA) - "Study of Local Rigidity Distributions on Human Cells: 'Sick' versus Normal Cells"

Andreea Trache (Texas A&M University, USA) - "Measurements of Cytoskeletal Stiffness Dynamics in Live Cells Using HarmoniX Mapping Module"

G. Julius Vancso and Holger Schonherr (University of Twente, Netherlands) - "Chemically Sensitive Probing with HarmoniX"

David Rossi, Vice President, General Manager of Veeco's AFM Business, commented, "We would like to thank all of the applicants and congratulate the winners. Veeco's foundation in AFM is rooted in science and technical partnership with leading researchers, and we strive to deliver instruments that enable scientific advancement. The community's response to Veeco Labs has been overwhelming with our new HarmoniX material mapping mode stimulating many exciting ideas for scientific discovery. We are excited to announce the next phase of the Veeco Labs Research Grant Program: SPM in Energy."

This second solicitation is for concept development and validation of SPM advances in energy generation, storage, or conservation. Grant winners will receive a $50,000 equipment stipend for nano-electronic application modules for their Veeco Dimension(R: 27.34, 0.41, 1.52%), MultiMode(R: 27.34, 0.41, 1.52%), or Innova(TM: 63.54, -0.07, -0.11%) SPMs. The full Request for Proposals can be found at www.veeco.com/veeco-labs.

"We believe that SPM and nanotechnology research will be a driving force behind advancements in energy, which are fundamental to the future of our economy and our environment," said Stephen Minne, Ph.D., Senior Director of Veeco AFM Product Management. "The launch of the second phase of Veeco Labs, SPM in Energy, will provide seed grants to help our customers accelerate their research in this vitally important area."

To the extent that this news release discusses expectations or otherwise makes statements about the future, such statements are forward-looking and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from the statements made. These factors include the risks discussed in the Business Description and Management's Discussion and Analysis sections of Veeco's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2008 and in our subsequent quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, current reports on Form 8-K and press releases. Veeco does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statements to reflect future events or circumstances after the date of such statements.

####

About Veeco
Veeco Instruments Inc. manufactures enabling solutions for customers in the HB-LED, solar, data storage, semiconductor, scientific research and industrial markets. We have leading technology positions in our three businesses: LED & Solar Process Equipment, Data Storage Process Equipment, and Metrology Instruments. Veeco's manufacturing and engineering facilities are located in New York, New Jersey, California, Colorado, Arizona, Minnesota and Massachusetts. Global sales and service offices are located throughout the U.S., Europe, Japan and APAC.

For more information, please click here

Contacts:
Financial Contact:
Veeco Instruments Inc.
Debra Wasser, SVP Investor Relations & Corp. Comm.
516-677-0200 x 1472
or
Trade Contact:
Metrology Marketing Communications
Karen Gertz, 805-967-2700 x 2412

Copyright © Business Wire

If you have a comment, please Contact us.

Issuers of news releases, not 7th Wave, Inc. or Nanotechnology Now, are solely responsible for the accuracy of the content.

Bookmark:
Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related News Press

News and information

Regulation of two-dimensional nanomaterials: New driving force for lithium-ion batteries July 26th, 2017

Liquid electrolyte contacts for advanced characterization of resistive switching memories July 26th, 2017

Phenom-World Launches Phenom Pro and ProX Generation 5 SEMs at Microscopy & Microanalysis Conference USA: The excellent performance in a wide range of applications offers a serious alternative to floor model SEMs July 26th, 2017

Graduate Students from Across the Country Attend Hands-on NanoCamp: Prominent scientists Warren Oliver, Ph.D., and George Pharr, Ph.D., presented a weeklong NanoCamp for hand-picked graduate students across the United States July 26th, 2017

The School of Materials at the University of Manchester utilise Debenís mechanical stages to characterise structure and behaviour at the micro- and nano- scale July 25th, 2017

Thin films

Graduate Students from Across the Country Attend Hands-on NanoCamp: Prominent scientists Warren Oliver, Ph.D., and George Pharr, Ph.D., presented a weeklong NanoCamp for hand-picked graduate students across the United States July 26th, 2017

Studying Argon Gas Trapped in Two-Dimensional Array of Tiny "Cages": Understanding how individual atoms enter and exit the nanoporous frameworks could help scientists design new materials for gas separation and nuclear waste remediation July 17th, 2017

Self Assembly

Oddball enzyme provides easy path to synthetic biomaterials May 17th, 2017

Nanotubes that build themselves April 14th, 2017

Nanocages for gold particles: what is happening inside? March 16th, 2017

Most Complex Nanoparticle Crystal Ever Made by Design: Possible applications include controlling light, capturing pollutants, delivering therapeutics March 2nd, 2017

Announcements

Regulation of two-dimensional nanomaterials: New driving force for lithium-ion batteries July 26th, 2017

Liquid electrolyte contacts for advanced characterization of resistive switching memories July 26th, 2017

Phenom-World Launches Phenom Pro and ProX Generation 5 SEMs at Microscopy & Microanalysis Conference USA: The excellent performance in a wide range of applications offers a serious alternative to floor model SEMs July 26th, 2017

Graduate Students from Across the Country Attend Hands-on NanoCamp: Prominent scientists Warren Oliver, Ph.D., and George Pharr, Ph.D., presented a weeklong NanoCamp for hand-picked graduate students across the United States July 26th, 2017

Tools

Phenom-World Launches Phenom Pro and ProX Generation 5 SEMs at Microscopy & Microanalysis Conference USA: The excellent performance in a wide range of applications offers a serious alternative to floor model SEMs July 26th, 2017

The School of Materials at the University of Manchester utilise Debenís mechanical stages to characterise structure and behaviour at the micro- and nano- scale July 25th, 2017

Scientists announce the quest for high-index materials: All-dielectric nanophotonics: The quest for better materials and fabrication techniques July 22nd, 2017

Coupling a nano-trumpet with a quantum dot enables precise position determination July 14th, 2017

Grants/Sponsored Research/Awards/Scholarships/Gifts/Contests/Honors/Records

Here's a tip: Indented cement shows unique properties: Rice University models reveal nanoindentation can benefit crystals in concrete July 20th, 2017

National Space Society Governor Scott Pace Named to National Space Council as Executive Secretary July 18th, 2017

Researchers revolutionize vital conservation tool with use of gold nanotechnology and lasers: Cryopreservation study results have sweeping implications for wildlife conservation and human health July 15th, 2017

Nature-inspired material uses liquid reinforcement: Rice U. nanoengineers create liquid-solid composites using clues from nature July 11th, 2017

Nanobiotechnology

Shining rings: A new material emits white light when exposed to electricity: New synthetic approach could spark development of other dynamic materials July 24th, 2017

Probiotics: Novel biosynthetic tool to develop metallic nanoparticles: This research article by Dr. Nida Akhtar et al has been published in Recent Patents on Drug Delivery & Formulation, Volume 11, Issue 1, 2017 July 20th, 2017

Semiliquid chains pulled out of a sea of microparticles July 20th, 2017

Researchers revolutionize vital conservation tool with use of gold nanotechnology and lasers: Cryopreservation study results have sweeping implications for wildlife conservation and human health July 15th, 2017

NanoNews-Digest
The latest news from around the world, FREE



  Premium Products
NanoNews-Custom
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
NanoTech-Transfer
University Technology Transfer & Patents
 Learn More
NanoStrategies
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More











ASP
Nanotechnology Now Featured Books




NNN

The Hunger Project