Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors
Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button

Home > Press > 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

NanoCamp students attending the theory portion of the camp.
NanoCamp students attending the theory portion of the camp.

Abstract:
Nanomechanics, Inc., a high technology instrument company comprised of world-class scientists and engineers with unparalleled expertise in materials science, precision mechanical design and advanced instrumentation software, hosted 20 selected doctoral students at their headquarters in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, July 10-14, for their first hands-on NanoCamp.
NanoCamp is part of a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant that Nanomechanics received in 2014. Each NSF proposal must include a science component and broader impact component. Through this grant, NanoCamp was developed. In addition to educational sessions and hands-on training, Nanomechanics provided transportation, housing and meals for the attendees during the weeklong camp.
“Our goal for NanoCamp is to provide the most current information to the graduate students working in this field and enable them to engage with pioneers of the industry and ask questions on these topics,” said George Pharr, Ph.D., professor at Texas A&M University. “We also want to provide hands-on experience to lead them into the next generation of nano science.”
Each day, the student were involved in morning lectures on theory followed by hands-on experience with Nanomechanic’s nanoindentation equipment. Students were broken into groups of four to increase the hands-on training they received.

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

Oak Ridge, TN | Posted on July 26th, 2017

“One thing that has surprised me about nanoindentation is how broad the applications can be,” said Wesley Higgins, material science and engineering Ph.D. student at Texas A&M University. “It includes everything from testing a NASCAR tire to make better tires for a race to bone samples to help the future of health care.”
Nanomechanical science has developed over the last three decades as the technique of choice for measuring the mechanical properties of thin films and other small volumes of materials.
“The hands-on experience at NanoCamp has been incredible,” said Ashton Egan, material science and engineering Ph.D. student at The Ohio State University. “We would not have been able to perform these tests and get this type of experience in the typical classroom setting. This training will assist us with writing our dissertations while doing our Ph.D. research.”
Nanomechanics plans to host the NanoCamp again next summer. In order to continue to the valuable hands-on experience, the attendees will be limited to 20.
“NanoCamp has taught me that smaller is stronger and sometimes, smaller science is better science,” said Higgins.

####

About Nanomechanics Inc.
Nanomechanics Inc. designs and produces advanced nano-scale metrology products, including turnkey nanoindenters, modular devices for nano-scale actuation and sensing, and contract testing. Drawing on decades of experience in material science, precision mechanical design and instrumentation software, Nanomechanics offers products that satisfy the intense demands of both industry and academia, with unparalleled ease-of-use, accuracy, up-time and technical support. In addition to turnkey solutions, Nanomechanics provides modular components to microscopy companies in order to integrate nano-scale mechanical testing with advanced visualization.

For more information, please click here

Contacts:

Copyright © Nanomechanics Inc.

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

New method to reduce uranium concentration in contaminated water March 18th, 2019

Review of the recent advances of 2D nanomaterials in Lit-ion batteries March 15th, 2019

Converting biomass by applying mechanical force Nanoscientists discover new mechanism to cleave cellulose effectively and in an environmentally friendly way March 15th, 2019

Exotic “second sound” phenomenon observed in pencil lead: At relatively balmy temperatures, heat behaves like sound when moving through graphite, study reports March 15th, 2019

Thin films

Eco-friendly waterproof polymer films synthesized using novel method October 31st, 2018

Rice U. scientists form flat tellurium: Two-dimensional element shows promise for solar cells and other optoelectronics October 26th, 2018

How to mass produce cell-sized robots: Technique from MIT could lead to tiny, self-powered devices for environmental, industrial, or medical monitoring October 24th, 2018

Extracting energy from a 60 nanometers thin layer October 5th, 2018

Govt.-Legislation/Regulation/Funding/Policy

Exotic “second sound” phenomenon observed in pencil lead: At relatively balmy temperatures, heat behaves like sound when moving through graphite, study reports March 15th, 2019

Researchers reverse the flow of time on IBM's quantum computer March 14th, 2019

When semiconductors stick together, materials go quantum: A new study led by Berkeley Lab reveals how aligned layers of atomically thin semiconductors can yield an exotic new quantum material March 12th, 2019

Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals Begins Dosing in Phase 1 Study of ARO-APOC3 for Treatment of Hypertriglyceridemia March 11th, 2019

Possible Futures

New method to reduce uranium concentration in contaminated water March 18th, 2019

Review of the recent advances of 2D nanomaterials in Lit-ion batteries March 15th, 2019

Converting biomass by applying mechanical force Nanoscientists discover new mechanism to cleave cellulose effectively and in an environmentally friendly way March 15th, 2019

Exotic “second sound” phenomenon observed in pencil lead: At relatively balmy temperatures, heat behaves like sound when moving through graphite, study reports March 15th, 2019

Academic/Education

Pushing Past Limits: Junkai Jiang receives prestigious Ph.D. Student Fellowship from IEEE Electron Devices Society March 14th, 2019

Research Pioneers: Five UCSB professors are named Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science November 27th, 2018

GaN Rising: UC Santa Barbara electrical and computer engineering professor Umesh Mishra to deliver 63rd Annual Faculty Research Lecture November 16th, 2018

The National Graphene Association Is Excited To Announce A New Affiliate Partnership With Graphene Engineering Innovation Centre (GEIC) November 7th, 2018

Announcements

New method to reduce uranium concentration in contaminated water March 18th, 2019

Review of the recent advances of 2D nanomaterials in Lit-ion batteries March 15th, 2019

Converting biomass by applying mechanical force Nanoscientists discover new mechanism to cleave cellulose effectively and in an environmentally friendly way March 15th, 2019

Exotic “second sound” phenomenon observed in pencil lead: At relatively balmy temperatures, heat behaves like sound when moving through graphite, study reports March 15th, 2019

Events/Classes

Lightweight metal foams become bone hard and explosion proof after being nanocoated March 14th, 2019

NSS Congratulates SpaceX and NASA on Docking Dragon 2 Spacecraft to International Space Station: A historic milestone in commercial space was achieved on March 3 March 7th, 2019

Exchanging information securely using quantum communication in future fiber-optic networks: New research demonstrates potential solutions as transmission networks evolve to use multicore fiber March 6th, 2019

AIM Photonics Attends OFC 2019—the Optical Networking and Communication Conference & Exhibition to Share World-Class Capabilities and Partnership Opportunity Updates February 28th, 2019

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



  Premium Products
NanoNews-Custom
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
NanoStrategies
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More











ASP
Nanotechnology Now Featured Books




NNN

The Hunger Project