Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors

Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button

Home > Press > Fulbright Scholar: Materials science professor to conduct research, teach in Azerbaijan

Photo by Ambre Alexander
Ismat Shah conducts nanomaterials research with undergraduate student Matt Oleksiak using a nanoparticle synthesizer.
Photo by Ambre Alexander

Ismat Shah conducts nanomaterials research with undergraduate student Matt Oleksiak using a nanoparticle synthesizer.

Abstract:
The U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board recently announced that University of Delaware Professor S. Ismat Shah has received a 2011-12 Fulbright Scholar grant to conduct research and lecture at Baku State University in the Republic of Azerbaijan.

Fulbright Scholar: Materials science professor to conduct research, teach in Azerbaijan

Newark, DE and Azerbaijan | Posted on June 21st, 2011

Azerbaijan is an Eastern European country situated on the Caspian Sea, adjacent to politically embroiled countries including Armenia, Georgia, Iran and Turkey.

"Given the political state of international affairs at the moment, it is highly commendable that Professor Shah is helping to improve the quality of our interactions between the U.S. and Eastern Europe," said Dave Martin, Karl W. and Renate Böer Professor and chair of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at UD. "We are particularly proud that he is helping the University, and the materials science department in particular, to be a beacon of hope in this volatile part of the world."

Shah's research focuses on the synthesis and characterization of nanoscale materials, with a particular focus on energy applications. His expertise in thin-film photovoltaics, or solar cells made from plastics, is of special interest to scientists in Baku State University's Nano Center because solar power is considered an untapped resource in Eastern Europe, a region that receives abundant sunshine throughout much of the year.

"Everyone is aware of the global energy problem, but some of the solutions we have developed in the U.S. may also be useful in these countries," noted Shah. "I fully expect my time in Azerbaijan will result in collaborative research, joint papers and successful future grant proposals."

In addition to direct research with his host institution colleagues, Shah will advise graduate students and teach courses on thin film and nanomaterials processes, and the ethics and social implications of nanoscale materials.

He is also working with the U.S. Embassy in Azerbaijan to coordinate community speaking engagements with local high school and college students, and plans to lecture at universities in Georgia and Armenia.

"Fulbrighters are considered ambassadors for everything from social and scientific issues to culture. It is an exciting opportunity," Shah said.

Before returning to the U.S., Shah will establish an organic solar cell research laboratory at a university in Pakistan, in cooperation Salamat Ali, through a previously funded grant from the State Department. He also plans to spend two months in Turkey working alongside former students who are now professors.

About Ismat Shah

Syed Ismat Shah is a professor with joint appointments in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering and the Department of Physics and Astronomy. He joined UD in 1999 after 12 years as a senior staff scientist with DuPont. He earned his doctorate in materials science and engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign in 1986.

Highly regarded among his peers and by his students, Shah received UD's highest teaching award, the Excellence in Teaching Award, in 2011. He was similarly honored by the College of Engineering in 2007. In addition to his regular teaching responsibilities, Shah has taught at universities across the globe in Germany, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Spain, France and Taiwan.

About the Fulbright Scholars program

The Fulbright Scholars program is the flagship international exchange program administered by the U.S. Department of State. The program enables 800 U.S. faculty and professionals to lecture and conduct research abroad each year. Awards are based on academic or professional achievement and leadership potential. More than 150 countries currently participate in the Fulbright Program.

UD ranks among the nation's top tier of Fulbright Scholars producers, according to a 2010 report by the Institute of International Education (IIE) published in a special Fulbright section in the Chronicle of Higher Education.

Article by Karen B. Roberts

####

For more information, please click here

Contacts:
University of Delaware
Office of Communications & Marketing
302-831-NEWS

Copyright © University of Delaware

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

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

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

Ultrathin device harvests electricity from human motion July 23rd, 2017

The July 23 close fly-by of asteroid 2017 BS5 is explored in a Q&A with Dr. John S. Lewis, chief scientist at Deep Space Industries July 23rd, 2017

Thin films

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

Thinking thin brings new layering and thermal abilities to the semiconductor industry: In a breakthrough for the semiconductor industry, researchers demonstrate a new layer transfer technique called "controlled spalling" that creates many thin layers from a single gallium nitride July 11th, 2017

Nanometrics Expands Position in Advanced Memory Devices with Atlas for Thin Film Process Control: Atlas Films Systems Adopted by Multiple Customers for Advanced Memory Volume Manufacturing July 11th, 2017

ANU invention may help to protect astronauts from radiation in space July 3rd, 2017

Ethics

Iran to hold intl. school on application of nanomaterials in medicine September 20th, 2016

Synthetic biology needs robust safety mechanisms before real world application: Ethics and technology hold the key to the success of synthetic biology September 17th, 2015

March 2016; 6th Int'l Conference on Nanostructures in Iran July 29th, 2015

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

Govt.-Legislation/Regulation/Funding/Policy

Ultrathin device harvests electricity from human motion July 23rd, 2017

The first light atomic nucleus with a second face July 20th, 2017

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

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

Academic/Education

The Physics Department of Imperial College, London, uses the Quorum Q150T to deposit metals and ITO to make plasmonic sensors and electric contact pads July 13th, 2017

Oxford Instruments congratulates Lancaster University for inaugurating the IsoLab, built for studying quantum systems June 20th, 2017

The 2017 Winners for Generation Nano June 8th, 2017

MIT Energy Initiative awards 10 seed fund grants for early-stage energy research May 4th, 2017

Nanotubes/Buckyballs/Fullerenes/Nanorods

Killing cancer in the heat of the moment: A new method efficiently transfers genes into cells, then activates them with light. This could lead to gene therapies for cancers July 9th, 2017

Tests show no nanotubes released during utilisation of nanoaugmented materials June 9th, 2017

Ag/ZnO-Nanorods Schottky diodes based UV-PDs are fabricated and tested May 26th, 2017

Fed grant backs nanofiber development: Rice University joins Department of Energy 'Next Generation Machines' initiative May 10th, 2017

Announcements

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

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

Ultrathin device harvests electricity from human motion July 23rd, 2017

The July 23 close fly-by of asteroid 2017 BS5 is explored in a Q&A with Dr. John S. Lewis, chief scientist at Deep Space Industries July 23rd, 2017

Energy

'Upconverted' light has a bright future: Rice University professor developing plasmon-powered devices for medicine, security, solar cells July 17th, 2017

Making two out of one: FAU researchers have explained the mechanism behind a process that can increase the efficiency of organic solar cells July 12th, 2017

Argonne National Laboratory’s Continuous ALD Technology Licensed Exclusively to Forge Nano July 7th, 2017

Tiny bubbles provide tremendous propulsion in new microparticles research-Ben-Gurion U. June 21st, 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

Solar/Photovoltaic

'Upconverted' light has a bright future: Rice University professor developing plasmon-powered devices for medicine, security, solar cells July 17th, 2017

Making two out of one: FAU researchers have explained the mechanism behind a process that can increase the efficiency of organic solar cells July 12th, 2017

Thinking thin brings new layering and thermal abilities to the semiconductor industry: In a breakthrough for the semiconductor industry, researchers demonstrate a new layer transfer technique called "controlled spalling" that creates many thin layers from a single gallium nitride July 11th, 2017

Tiny bubbles provide tremendous propulsion in new microparticles research-Ben-Gurion U. June 21st, 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