Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors



Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button


android tablet pc

Home > Press > Syracuse University announces new agreement with Brookhaven National Laboratory

Mathew Maye
Mathew Maye

Abstract:
The tiny, nanoscale materials—quantum dots—Mathew Maye and his research team create in his Syracuse University chemistry laboratory could potentially make an important contribution to the nation's ongoing quest to become energy independent.

Syracuse University announces new agreement with Brookhaven National Laboratory

Upton, NY | Posted on July 2nd, 2009

Detailed analyses of quantum dots require expensive, sophisticated instruments that are not available at most universities, including SU. However, a new agreement between Syracuse University and Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) will enable Maye and other SU faculty and students to use Brookhaven's state-of-the-art research facilities. The agreement also encourages SU and Brookhaven scientists and engineers to explore opportunities for collaborative research in the fields of energy technology development, environmental sciences, biomaterials, forensic science, engineering and computer science, the biological sciences, and policy.

"The agreement with Brookhaven—the first such collaborative relationship in Central New York—will open up new opportunities for interdisciplinary research for our faculty as well as expanded educational and research opportunities for both graduate and undergraduate students," says Vice Chancellor and Provost Eric Spina. "We are excited about the possibilities and look forward to a long and fruitful relationship with Brookhaven scientists and engineers."

One of ten national laboratories overseen and primarily funded by the Office of Science of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Brookhaven National Laboratory, located on Long Island in Upton, N.Y., conducts research in the physical, biomedical, and environmental sciences, as well as in energy technologies and national security. Brookhaven also builds and operates major scientific facilities, which are made available to university, industry, and government researchers.

"This agreement will enable researchers from both institutions to work together on important scientific challenges using state-of-the-art facilities at Brookhaven," said Doon Gibbs, Brookhaven Lab's Deputy Director for Science and Technology. "Also, the laboratory has a long legacy of training future scientists, and we are glad to help educate students at all levels."

The agreement also calls for SU and Brookhaven officials to explore options for opening a satellite location of BNL at the Syracuse Center of Excellence for research in alternative biofuels. In July, Dacheng Ren, assistant professor of biomedical and chemical engineering in the L.C. Smith College of Engineering and Computer Science (LCS), will travel to BNL to explore collaborative opportunities in biofuel research.

"This is an exciting opportunity for us," says Mark Glauser, LCS associate dean for research and doctoral programs. "BNL engineers and scientists are especially interested in the potential for working with our researchers due, in a large part, to the extensive biomass that is available in Upstate New York. We are already developing a faculty cluster with expertise in this area."

In addition to exploring research opportunities, Brookhaven scientists and SU faculty will develop joint educational initiatives for graduate training and mentoring and expand opportunities for undergraduate, graduate, and post-doctoral educational experiences at BNL, including participation in research projects, internships, and summer or cooperative employment. Finally, the agreement calls for collaborative efforts to develop long-term, outreach programs designed to improve academic performance of K-12 schools to significantly increase the number of students qualified to attend college in New York State.

"The College of Arts and Sciences has a legacy of training bright graduate and undergraduate students who go on to become top scientists in their fields," says Dean George Langford. "The agreement with Brookhaven will expand our ability to train new scientists in such emerging fields as neuroscience, biomaterials, and biotechnology, and in the development of alternative sources of energy. We are pleased to be part of this new collaboration."

Maye, an assistant professor of chemistry in the College of Arts and Sciences, explores new ways to synthesize photovoltaic materials—materials that convert the sun's energy into electricity. His goal is to build materials for devices that are more efficient than current solar cells, weigh less, cost less, and can be produced in a more eco-friendly manner.

In August, Maye will travel to Brookhaven with student members of his research team to conduct experiments on his photovoltaic quantum dots at BNL's Center for Functional Nanomaterials and, in the future, plans to use BNL's sophisticated National Synchrotron Light Source (NSLS). In the Center for Functional Nanomaterials, researchers take advantage of high-precision electron and optical microscopes to visualize materials, and of advanced lithography equipment to make nanomaterials. The NSLS enables scientists to use intense, focused x-rays to perform experiments not otherwise possible at their own laboratories.

"This exciting opportunity will open the door for us to examine our quantum dots at the level of the individual particle," Maye says. "We will work with BNL scientists, who have the experimental expertise and equipment to help us better understand nanoscale properties. Additionally, our goal is to train students in my lab to use these instruments and to have them experience the advanced scientific techniques and great scientific culture at Brookhaven."

####

About Brookhaven National Laboratory
One of ten national laboratories overseen and primarily funded by the Office of Science of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Brookhaven National Laboratory conducts research in the physical, biomedical, and environmental sciences, as well as in energy technologies and national security. Brookhaven Lab also builds and operates major scientific facilities available to university, industry and government researchers. Brookhaven is operated and managed for DOE's Office of Science by Brookhaven Science Associates, a limited-liability company founded by Stony Brook University, the largest academic user of Laboratory facilities, and Battelle, a nonprofit, applied science and technology organization.

For more information, please click here

Contacts:
Brookhaven National Laboratory contacts:
Diane Greenberg
(631) 344-2347
or
Mona S. Rowe
(631) 344-5056

Syracuse University contact:
Judy Holmes
315 443-8085

Copyright © Brookhaven National Laboratory

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

Scientists reveal breakthrough in optical fiber communications December 21st, 2014

Atom-thick CCD could capture images: Rice University scientists develop two-dimensional, light-sensitive material December 20th, 2014

Oregon researchers glimpse pathway of sunlight to electricity: Collaboration with Lund University uses modified UO spectroscopy equipment to study 'maze' of connections in photoactive quantum dots December 19th, 2014

Instant-start computers possible with new breakthrough December 19th, 2014

Law enforcement/Anti-Counterfeiting/Security/Loss prevention

Fraud-proof credit card possible because of quantum physics December 16th, 2014

Longhorn beetle inspires ink to fight counterfeiting November 5th, 2014

Better bomb-sniffing technology: University of Utah engineers develop material for better detectors November 4th, 2014

Superconducting circuits, simplified: New circuit design could unlock the power of experimental superconducting computer chips October 18th, 2014

Ethics

PETA science consortium to present at Society for Risk Analysis meeting December 10th, 2014

PETA science consortium experts to present at international nanotechology workshop: PETA International Science Consortium, Ltd., Is a Sponsor of Nano Risk Analysis II September 12th, 2014

PETA science consortium to present hazard testing strategy at nanotoxicology meeting: High tech field ripe for use of sophisticated non-animal testing strategies April 22nd, 2014

Scientists disagree on responsible research April 8th, 2014

Possible Futures

A novel method for identifying the body’s ‘noisiest’ networks November 19th, 2014

Researchers discern the shapes of high-order Brownian motions November 17th, 2014

VDMA Electronics Production Equipment: Growth track for 2014 and 2015 confirmed: Business climate survey shows robust industry sector November 14th, 2014

Open Materials Development Will Be Key for HP's Success in 3D Printing: HP can make a big splash in 3D printing, but it needs to shore up technology claims and avoid the temptation of the razor/razor blade business model in order to flourish November 11th, 2014

Academic/Education

SUNY Poly NanoCollege Faculty Member Selected as American Physical Society Fellow: SUNY Poly Associate Professor of Nanoscience Dr. Vincent LaBella Recognized for Significant Technological Innovations that Enable Interactive Learning December 17th, 2014

Nanomedicine expert joins Rice faculty: Gang Bao combines genetic, nano and imaging techniques to fight disease December 17th, 2014

FEI and Oregon Health & Science University Install a Complete Correlative Microscopy Workflow in Newly Built Collaborative Science Facility December 16th, 2014

Student Nanotechnology Laboratories Network Set Up in Iran December 15th, 2014

Chip Technology

Instant-start computers possible with new breakthrough December 19th, 2014

Switching to spintronics: Berkeley Lab reports on electric field switching of ferromagnetism at room temp December 17th, 2014

Pb islands in a sea of graphene magnetise the material of the future December 16th, 2014

Stanford team combines logic, memory to build a 'high-rise' chip: Today circuit cards are laid out like single-story towns; Futuristic architecture builds layers of logic and memory into skyscraper chips that would be smaller, faster, cheaper -- and taller December 15th, 2014

Announcements

Scientists reveal breakthrough in optical fiber communications December 21st, 2014

Atom-thick CCD could capture images: Rice University scientists develop two-dimensional, light-sensitive material December 20th, 2014

Oregon researchers glimpse pathway of sunlight to electricity: Collaboration with Lund University uses modified UO spectroscopy equipment to study 'maze' of connections in photoactive quantum dots December 19th, 2014

Instant-start computers possible with new breakthrough December 19th, 2014

Environment

Nanoparticles Prove Effective in Removing Phosphor from Calcareous Soil December 10th, 2014

Detecting gases wirelessly and cheaply: New sensor can transmit information on hazardous chemicals or food spoilage to a smartphone December 8th, 2014

Nanocatalysts Can Reduce Pollution Caused by Diesel Engines December 4th, 2014

Green meets nano: Scientists at TU Darmstadt create multifunctional nanotubes using nontoxic materials December 3rd, 2014

Energy

Oregon researchers glimpse pathway of sunlight to electricity: Collaboration with Lund University uses modified UO spectroscopy equipment to study 'maze' of connections in photoactive quantum dots December 19th, 2014

How does enzymatic pretreatment affect the nanostructure and reaction space of lignocellulosic biomass? December 18th, 2014

Iranian Scientists Use Nanotechnology to Increase Power, Energy of Supercapacitors December 18th, 2014

Lifeboat Foundation gives 2014 Guardian Award to Elon Musk December 16th, 2014

Quantum Dots/Rods

Oregon researchers glimpse pathway of sunlight to electricity: Collaboration with Lund University uses modified UO spectroscopy equipment to study 'maze' of connections in photoactive quantum dots December 19th, 2014

Scientists trace nanoparticles from plants to caterpillars: Rice University study examines how nanoparticles behave in food chain December 16th, 2014

TCL Launches World’s Most Advanced TV in the World’s Largest Market: New Quantum Dot TVs with Color IQ™ Optics Deliver OLED-Quality Color at a Fraction of the Price December 15th, 2014

Electron pairs on demand: Controlled emission and spatial splitting of electron pairs demonstrated December 4th, 2014

Nanobiotechnology

Scientists trace nanoparticles from plants to caterpillars: Rice University study examines how nanoparticles behave in food chain December 16th, 2014

FEI and Oregon Health & Science University Install a Complete Correlative Microscopy Workflow in Newly Built Collaborative Science Facility December 16th, 2014

UCLA engineers first to detect and measure individual DNA molecules using smartphone microscope December 15th, 2014

Biomimetic dew harvesters: Understanding how a desert beetle harvests water from dew could improve drinking water collection in dew condensers December 8th, 2014

Alliances/Partnerships/Distributorships

SUNY Poly NanoCollege Faculty Member Selected as American Physical Society Fellow: SUNY Poly Associate Professor of Nanoscience Dr. Vincent LaBella Recognized for Significant Technological Innovations that Enable Interactive Learning December 17th, 2014

New 'electronic skin' for prosthetics, robotics detects pressure from different directions December 10th, 2014

SEMATECH Reports Significant Progress in EUV Resist Outgas Testing: Technologists from SEMATECH and JSR demonstrate outgas test results that further enable EUV lithography for high-volume manufacturing readiness December 3rd, 2014

Toward a low-cost 'artificial leaf' that produces clean hydrogen fuel December 3rd, 2014

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







© Copyright 1999-2014 7th Wave, Inc. All Rights Reserved PRIVACY POLICY :: CONTACT US :: STATS :: SITE MAP :: ADVERTISE