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Fool's Gold, the new Solar Cell Material?

Doug Keszler, SNNI researcher and CSMC Director and colleagues discovered a promising alternative to thin film materials for potential solar cells, by examining the properties of "Fool's Gold", (iron pyrite). They found that iron pyrite is an excellent absorber of solar energy and can be made into extremely thin layers. Unfortunately, the substantial heat required to create solar cells causes the pyrite to decompose.

Science pub in Albany to look at 'the big world of the very small'

University of Oregon scientist and SNNI faculty, David C. Johnson  will take the minuscule world of nanotechnology on the road to Albany, Ore., Feb. 8, for an informal science pub that will begin at 6:30 p.m. at Calapooia Brewing Co., 140 Hill St. NE.

SNNI Researchers featured in Capital Press

Small technology offers big reward

By MATEUSZ PERKOWSKI

Capital Press

Tiny, highly specialized tools known as nanoparticles have the potential to transform agriculture and make current "precision ag" devices look like blunt implements in comparison.

Postdoctoral scholar positions within CSMC

Postdoctoral scholar positions are available in the Center for Sustainable Materials Chemistry, a Phase-II Center for Chemical Innovation sponsored by the US National Science Foundation.  Scholars will contribute to advancing Center collaborative efforts in chemical synthesis, application of analytical techniques, and computational modeling.  The Center is a multi-institutional effort led by Oregon State University and the University of Oregon; positions are available across the participating institutions.  The Center also offe

Dr. Stacey Harper wins ONES award

One of SNNI's faculty members, Dr. Stacey Harper (Oregon State University) has received a five-year, $1.9 million award as an Outstanding New Environmental Scientist (ONES) from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS).  This is a highly competitive and prestigious award given to only a few of the most promising new faculty investigators.

Center for Sustainable Materials Chemistry Awarded $20M for Phase II Expansion

CORVALLIS and EUGENE, Ore.—(Sept. 8, 2011)—A collaborative Oregon State University-University of Oregon Center for Sustainable Materials Chemistry, born under a National Science Foundation grant in 2008, is moving into a second phase under a new five-year, $20 million NSF grant.

Robert Tanguay receives Distinguished Professor Award

Dr. Robert Tanguay was one of two Oregon State University faculty members awarded the title of “distinguished professor”, the highest honor that OSU gives to its faculty for their teaching and collaborative research in biomedical sciences and environmental health science.

CAMCOR - FEI 3D Imaging Workshop

Center for Advanced Materials Characterization in Oregon (CAMCOR) and FEI invite you to participate in a 3D Imaging Workshop to be held at CAMCOR, located on the beautiful University of Oregon campus in Eugene, March 1st through March 3rd, 2011.

This unique 3-day event will include presentations, tutorials, practical workshops and discussion sessions focused on Sample Prep, Cryo- and (S)TEM- Tomography, and 3D Reconstruction.

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