Xia Hong and colleagues (including Evgeny Tsymbal and Stephen Ducharme) have developed a new technique that allows them to study and more precisely measure the anisotropy of a promising semiconductor - rhenium disulfide. By layering a ferroelectric polymer atop the rhenium disulfide, then flipping the polarization of a narrow sliver within the polymer, the team discovered that rhenium disulfide’s conductivity greatly depends on the orientation of the path itself. They also found the anisotropy was largest when measuring it in rhenium disulfide that was four atomic layers thick. (9/22/21)
Shannon Bartelt-Hunt is one of 11 faculty selected by the Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor to participate in a Big Ten Academic Alliance leadership program this year. Bartelt-Hunt was chosen for the Department Executive Officers Progam, where fellows will attend a virtual program to learn about leadership at a departmental level, including unique perspectives and challenges regarding faculty development, performance, communication, conflict resolution, time management, and mentoring. (9/13/21)
Xia Hong and Jian Wang are among 15 faculty members selected for the second cohort of ORED's Research Leader's Program. These research-active faculty will learn the information, skills and connections needed to assemble and lead teams in the pursuit of major extramural funding. (9/7/21)
Christos Argyropoulous has been named a senior member of SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics. Senior members are honored for their scientific excellence across the broad spectrum of optics and photonics research and applications, their active involvement with the optics community and SPIE, and significant performance that distinguishes them. Argyropoulos is the principal investigator for Nebraska’s Plasmonics, Metamaterials, and Integrated Nanophotonics Lab. (9/6/21)
Top sponsored awards are awards from public entities including all arts and humanities grants of $10,000 or more and all other grants of $200,000 or more between June 16 and July 15, 2021, as reported through NUgrant.
Alexander Sinitskii; $627,324; University of Pittsburgh; Topological Spin Qubits Based on Graphene Nanoribbons
David Hage, D. Snow; $400,000; National Science Foundation; Ultrafast Affinity Extraction Fundamental Studies and Use in Environmental Applications
Prahalada Rao, K. Cole; $250,000; National Science Foundation; UFAST: Ultrafast Additive Simulation Technology (9/3/21)
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