The aim of this project if to detect and characterize nucleation sites when a local cavity starts to form, in particular to detect cavitation sites in molecular dynamics simulations of liquid chloroform with and without carbon nanotubes.
In March-April 2015, approximately 50 PREM students, faculty and other volunteers visited six rural schools in the towns of Yabucoa and San Lorenzo, Puerto Rico. The activities included short talks and hands-on demonstrations from the Nanodays (NISENet) kits and others developed by our pro
In organic photovoltaics, the role of hot charge-transfer (CT) excitons on free carrier generation is currently under intense debate. In this project, we carry out first-principles time-dependent density functional theory calculations to examine hot CT dissociation in polymer/fullerene het
Fungal infections such as candidiasis represent an important human health concern worldwide due to high mortality rates, of more than 50%, specifically in those people who are immunocompromised. In particular risk are those patients undergoing chemotherapy, that suffer from AIDS and thos
In a recent publication resulting from a collaboration between the IRG2 of the Wisconsin MRSEC and the University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez through the NSF-sponsored Partnerships for Research and Education in Materials (PREM) program, Prof. Hernandez-Maldonado and coworkers investigated the
The evolvement of multiple drug resistance MRSA bacteria has increased day by day and are spread all over the world. Early diagnosis is the key for survival from MRSA infection.
Since the ability to detect very low levels of prostate specific membrane antigen (PSMA) may enable doctors to diagnose men with prostate cancer recurrence, it has the capability to reduce prostate cancer-related mortality and morbidity.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), more than 1.5 million children die each year due to rotavirus contamination in drinking water.
NSF-JSU-UCSB PREM members conducted outreach activities at local school and initiate a Science Line program to the minority participants.