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ONAMI researchers win NSF I-Corps"Best in Show"

A team of of ONAMI member researchers, assisted by both ONAMI matching funds and ONAMI Entrepreneur-in-Residence Augie Sick, has won the “Best in Show” prize for the second cohort of NSF Innovation Corps teams.The NSF I-Corps program provides training and advice to university scientists with promising research. This year, 24 teams participated in the program, with final presentations held at Stanford University on May 23.

Keynote seminar, 17 July 2012

Invitation to attend a keynote seminar

"Toxicology, Green Chemistry and the Organic Chemistry Curriculum"
Professor Adelina Voutchkova
George Washington University

7 pm, July 17, 2012
331 Klamath Hall

SNNI's Stacey Harper wins the L.L. Stewart Faculty Scholars Award

Dr. Stacey Harper has been have been selected to receive the L.L. Stewart Faculty Scholars award. The L.L. Stewart Faculty Scholars Program recognizes outstanding faculty at Oregon State University and provides resources to stimulate creative advancements in teaching, research, and extended education. The theme of the award is to support creativity and innovation among the university’s top scholars and is supported by an endowment established by L.L. Stewart.  This award provides $30,000 in financial support for faculty selected as a Stewart Scholar. 

Blue pigment makes headlines again, this time as a patent

Mas Subramanian's cool blue pigment that we first reported here has been found to have unusual characteristics in reflecting heat. It’s a “cool blue” compound that could become important in new approaches to saving energy in buildings. It was discovered by chance as SNNI-OSU scientists were studying some materials for their electrical properties with SNNI funding.

SNNI to host a session at the SETAC World Congress

If you will be in Berlin for the SETAC meeting May 20-24, please join us in session EP04-Greener nanotechnology, an integrative approach to an emerging technology. The session will be Wednesday morning (May 23) from 8:10-10:20 in the Estrel Convention Center Hall C.  

The content of this session is intended to:

(i) set the stage for the opportunities and challenges in developing a green(er) nanotechnology,

(ii) examine what we are learning about the impacts of nanotechnology on organisms and how this information might drive greener design and

New Metamaterial discovered

CSMC Researchers at OSU have discovered a way to make a low-cost material that might accomplish negative refraction of light and other radiation – a goal first theorized in 1861 by a giant of science, Scottish physicist James Maxwell, that has still eluded wide practical use.

Other materials can do this but they are based on costly, complex crystalline materials. A low-cost way that yields the same result will have extraordinary possibilities, experts say – ranging from a “super lens” to energy harvesting, machine vision or “stealth” coatings for seeming invisibility.

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


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


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