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Recent Program Highlights

One Step Synthesis of Fluorescent Graphene Quantum Dots Through Pyrolysis of Amino Acids

Scientists at New Mexico Highlands University developed a novel method for the synthesis of graphene quantum dots by using two amino acids, which are non-toxic natural materials containing nitrogen groups for easy surface modification.

PREM 2017 Intellectual Merit Highlights

Researchers designed methods and devices for efficient mutual control of electricity and magnetism as well as developed low-power consumption.

UTRGV-UMN Partnership for Fostering Innovation by Bridging Excellence in Research and Student Success

Researchers at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley have developed a scalable method to produce graphene-fiber hybrid structures with seamless connections between graphene and fibers.

Partnership for Research and Education in Materials (PREM)

Partnership for Research and Education in Materials (PREM)

The objective of PREM is to enhance diversity in materials research and education by stimulating the development of formal, long-term, collaborative materials research and education partnerships between minority-serving institutions and the National Science Foundation (NSF) Division of Materials Research (DMR) supported groups, centers, and facilities. [read more]

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