The UF Smart Mouthguard team won 2nd place in the International Contest of Applications in Nano/Micro Technologies (iCAN 2015).
iCAN is an international competition for college students, to promote the innovative spirits of youth, to construct collaboration platforms, and to increase applications of nano-micro technology. More than 15,000 students participated in the contest and 19 finalist teams from 12 countries were invited to the finals held in Anchorage, AK, June 20 - 22, 2015. The UF team represented the USA and won 2nd place out of the 19 finalist teams.
The UF team included
Students: Justin Correll (ECE, Undergrad), Tim Ajmani (ECE, Undergrad), Troy Templin (BME, Undergrad), Sheng-Po Fang (ECE, Graduate)
Advisors: YK Yoon (ECE), Fong Wong (Dentistry), Huikai Xie (ECE)
Mohammad Malakooti and Hunter Spears of Dr. Henry Sodano's research group won the second place prize in the Florida Museum of Natural History's "The Elegance of Science" competition for their piece, titled "Nickel Nanoforest". Their artwork illustrated the resemblance between vertically aligned PZT (Lead Zirconate Titanate) nanowires electroplated with nickel nanoparticles and natural forest formations, as viewed from a scanning electron microscope. The competition aims to promote artistic creativity through the use of scientific research findings.
This artwork and all the entries can be viewed here: http://www.flmnh.ufl.
The NSF Multi-functional Integrated System Technology Center (MIST Center) held it’s Kickoff Meeting on Dec. 11-12, 2014. Led by IMG faculty Dr. Nishida and Dr. Arnold, and in partnership with UCF, the mission of the MIST Center is to facilitate integration of novel materials, processes, devices, and circuits into multi-functional systems through research partnerships between university, industry, and government stakeholders. With inaugural membership from eight organizations, the MIST Center selected 8 projects (6 at UF and 2 at UCF) to be conducted during 2015. The UF projects are:
For his research contributions in the field of multiphase flow and enhanced heat and mass transfer in micro structures.
Congratualtions to Abdolreza Fazeli for receiving the Best Poster Award at this year's ASME International Conference on Nanochannels, Microchannels, and Minichannels for his poster titled "Hierarchical Biphilic Micro/Nanostructures for Altering the Dynamics of Critical Heat Flux (CHF)".
It was the support from industry and government partners, our MIST faculty, and students that made this new venture possible.-- Toshi Nishida, MIST Center Director
Aneesh Koka and Dr. Henry A. Sodano have won the ASME Best Paper Award in Material Systems for their research article on "High-sensitivity Accelerometer Composed of Ultra-long Barium Titanate Nanowire Arrays" that was published in Nature Communications. The ASME Aerospace Division presents two awards annually: Best Paper in Structures and Best Paper in Material Systems selected from all journal articles published in 2013. Aneesh and Dr. Sodano's published article was chosen as the best paper in material systems for the year 2013.
Sheng-Po Fang, a PhD student in Dr. YK Yoon's group, has been selected by the Florida Chapter of the American Vacuum Society and Florida Society for Microscopy as the 2014 recipient of the Grand Prize in Materials Processing Student Poster Award. This annual award is used to recognize students who meet exemplary academic achievement and contributions to the community.
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