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.
Camilo Velez Cuervo won 1st place in the BME Research Photogrpahy Contest for his submission titled "Nano van Gogh". The optical microscope image shows Fe-Co nanoparticles that self-assembled into an interesting fractal-type pattern.
|A large range micro-XZ-stage with monolithic integration of electrothermal bimorph actuators and electrostatic comb drives|
|Resonant Inductive Coupling-Based Piston Position Sensing Mechanism for Large Vertical Displacement Micromirrors|
|A Compact Fourier Transform Spectrometer on a Silicon Optical Bench With an Electrothermal MEMS Mirror|
|Wide-angle structured light with a scanning MEMS mirror in liquid|
|A 45°-tilted 2-axis scanning micromirror integrated on a silicon optical bench for 3D endoscopic optical imaging|