Henry Sodano's Research Group

2016 IMG Annual Report

The IMG faculty are pleased to release the first IMG annual report for the calendar year 2016. This document is a record of the group activities, achievements and finances for the previous year. You are encouraged to refer to this document if needed.

The 2016 IMG Annual Report can be downloaded here.

IMG Kickoff Meeting

Event date: 
Fri, 08/18/2017 - 11:45am to 1:30pm

Welcome back from a great summer IMG members!

As the Fall semester moves closer, we will be having our IMG Kickoff Meeting on August 18, 2017 from 11:45AM to 1:30PM. During this meeting, we'll cover all manner of IMG topics and introduce new members to the group. We will also be taking our group photo, so if you have a IMG polo or t-shirt, feel free to wear it.

Please note, all IMG members are expected to attend this meeting! Pizza and drinks will be provided as well!

Mohammad Malakooti and Hunter Spears Place Second in Scientific Art Contest

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.edu/elegance-science/past-entries/2014/


IMG Kickoff Meeting

Event date: 
Fri, 08/22/2014 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm

We will hold an IMG Kickoff meeting on Friday August 22nd in Larsen 310, starting at 1 pm, immediately after our Friday BBQ.  This meeting is mandatory for all IMG personnel.  We will provide an overview of IMG to new students, review lab organization/training, emphasize importance of the wiki, and review safety information.

Aneesh Koka and Dr. Henry Sodano Win ASME Best Paper Award

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.

Aneesh Koka's Research Work with Dr. Henry Sodano Published in Nature Communications

Research article by Aneesh Koka and Dr. Henry A. Sodano entitled “High-sensitivity accelerometer composed of ultra-long vertically aligned barium titanate nanowire arrays” has been published recently in Nature Communications. A brief summary of the article is presented as follows

"Aligned piezoelectric nanowires show great promise for sensing applications, however it is yet to be demonstrated that they can be used as an accurate dynamic sensor. Here, Koka and Sodano demonstrate the first synthesis of vertically aligned arrays of ultra-long (~45 µm) barium titanate nanowires and their application as a nano electromechanical system accelerometer that offers high sensitivity"

The article link http://www.nature.com/ncomms/2013/131101/ncomms3682/full/ncomms3682.html

Mohammad Malakooti receives UF's 2013-2014 Outstanding International Student Award

Mohammad Malakooti, a PhD student in Dr. Henry Sodano's group, has been selected by the College of Engineering as one of its 2013-2014 recipients of the Outstanding International Student Award. This annual award at University of Florida is used to recognize students who not only meet exemplary academic achievement, but also show a wide range of accomplishments and contributions to the community.

For more information please visit: http://www.ufic.ufl.edu/iss/UFdepAwards.html