On April 9th, 2011, a state-wide assortment of 22 middle school teachers and administrators participated in three distinct presentations as part of the Spring NanoBio Science Academy for teachers (NBSAT). NBSAT focused on the professional development of teachers with an emphasis of nano an


The objective of this study is to synthesize cobalt oxide (Co3O4) nanocubes and study their rheological behavior in suspensions of oligomers. This system is of interest because suspensions of cubes are expected to exhibit enhancements over traditional spherical particles for applications

PREM Co-PI, Scott Sinex receives the 2010 Undergraduate Computational Engineering and Sciences (UCES) Award

    Scott Sinex, professor of physical sciences and engineering at Prince George’s Community College and co-PI of the PREM involving Prince George’s Community College, Howard University and the Johns Hopkins University was acknowledged by the Krell Institute and the Department of Energy

Bi Nanowires as Topological Insulators

1 Howard University, Washington, DC 20059 2 Academy of Sciences, Chisinau, Moldova 3 International Laboratory of High Magnetic Fields and Low Temperatures, Wroclaw, Poland. 4 Department of Physics, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467 In topological insulators (TI) there is conduction

DíasNano 2010 en el Mall

Download highlight On April 10, 2010 Wi(PR)2EM and the Science on Wheels Educational Center (SONW) organized and coordinated the NanoDays event at the Mayagüez Mall that we called in Spanish DíasNano.  The Mayagüez Mall is the main shopping mall in western Puerto Rico.  This large event w

Bifunctional Catalyst Efficiently Converts Cellulose into Soluble Renewable Feedstocks

The energy content of the world’s standing terrestrial biomass carbon (i.e., the renewable, above-ground biomass that could be harvested and potentially used as an energy resource) is estimated as approximately 100 times the world’s total annual energy consumption.1 Porous silica with aci

Light-Matter Interactions: Theory and Applications (LMITA)

Download NMHU-PREM-0934212-X-ray diffraction Porous materials for gas storage studied in collaboration with LANL Photodynamic therapy (PDT) combines a drug (called a photosensitizer) with a specific type of light to kill cancer cells. The general goal of LMITA Thrust 1 to find efficien

California State University Northridge – Princeton University MRSEC PREM: Multidisciplinary Research and Education in Computational Materials Science

The objective of the PREM program is to expand and strengthen the research and educational activities of the multidisciplinary W. M. Keck Computational Materials Theory Center (CMTC) at California State University Northridge (CSUN), a Hispanic-serving institution, by forming a formal and l

Use of Gold Nanoparticles in a Simple Colorimetric and Ultrasensitive Dynamic Light Scattering Assay: Selective Detection of Arsenic in Groundwater

 Jhansi Rani Kalluri, Tahir Arbneshi, Sadia Afrin Khan, Adria Neely, Perry Candice, Birsen Varisli, Marla Washington, Shardae McAfee, Britinia Robinson, Santanu Banerjee, Anant Kumar Singh, Dulal Senapati, and Paresh Chandra Ray Department of Chemistry, Jackson State University, Jackson, M

Real Time Monitoring of the Shape Evolution of Branched Gold Nanostructure

Dulal Senapati, Anant K Singh and Paresh Chandra Ray Department of Chemistry, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS, USA Acknowledgements: Dr. Ray thanks NSF-PREM grant # DMR-0611539 and NIH-SCORE grant # S06GM 008047 and DOD grant # W 912HZ-06-C-0057 for their generous funding We have

JSU-UCSB PREM’s Nano Day Activity in Science Museum: Impact on the Community

JSU-UCSB PREM Participants presented Nanoscience exhibition at the Capital Science Museum at Jackson, MS. During the exhibition, several demos were used to demonstrate and engage the audience on the beauty of Nanoscience.. The overall goal of the event was to expose and prepare community s

Enzymatic and Multiphase Solution Processing of Lignocellulosic Biomass

The aim of the project is to develop a continuous and environmentally friendly process using twin screw extrusion technology for enzymatic conversion of lignocellulosic biomass to simple sugars and other high value end products. A significant finding of our current research is that commerc