STAMI News

  • Electrochromic Polymers Advanced in the Lab of GTPN and COPE Professor John Reynolds

    A serendipitous discovery by Graduate Student Dylan Christiansen led to polymers that quickly change color from completely clear to a range of vibrant hues — and back again. The work could have applications in everything from skyscraper windows that control the amount of light and heat coming in and out of a building, to switchable camouflage and visors for military applications, and even color-changing cosmetics and clothing. It also helps fill a knowledge gap in a key area of materials science and chemistry.

  • Safer Electrochromic Inks Developed in STAMI-GTPN Professor Reynolds's Lab

    Electrochromic films synthesized in the labs of STAMI-GTPN and STAMI-COPE Professor John Reynolds change their colors with the flick of a switch. Now they can be applied more safely thanks to an innovative chemical process that makes them water soluble. They can be sprayed and printed, instead of being confined behind safety implements to handle volatile and toxic fumes. 

  • STAMI Students Ditullio and Tremblay Win School of Chemistry and Biochemistry Safety Awards

    STAMI Graduate Students Brandon Ditullio and Marie-Helene Tremblay recently received the 2019 William Emerson Safety Awards for impactful contributions to the safety culture in the School of Chemistry and Biochemistry. Winners are nominated by members of their research groups and members of the School of Chemistry and Biochemistry. Thanks and Congratulations Brandon and Marie-Helene!

  • Professor Natalie Stingelin Elected a Materials Research Society Fellow

    COPE and GTPN member Natalie Stingelin has been elected a Materials Research Society Fellow for pivotal contributions to the application of classical polymer science tools for the efficient design and processing of organic electronic and photonic materials and devices. Congratulations Natalie!

  • When Sand-Slithering Snakes Behave Like Light Waves

    Desert snakes slithering across the sand at night can encounter obstacles such as plants or twigs that alter the direction of their travel -- and cause them to mimic aspects of light or subatomic particles when they encounter a diffraction grating. The study was coauthored by SMI Professors Dan Goldman and Zeb Rocklin: Perrin E. Schiebel, Jennifer M. Rieser, Alex M. Hubbard, Lillian Chen, D. Zeb Rocklin, and Daniel I. Goldman. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci., USA, February 25th, 2019.

    The full article on Research Horizons.

     

  • STAMI Members Recognized as H-Index High Scorers

    STAMI Members and Chemistry & Biochemistry Professors Jean-Luc Bredas (COPE, GPTN) and Seth Marder (COPE, GTPN, CRĀSI) have H-index scores greater than 100, a singular feat that is achieved by few researchers.

  • 2018 STAMI Industry Partners Day

    Georgia Tech's Center for the Science and Technology of Advanced Materials and Interfaces (STAMI) held its 2018 STAMI Industrial Partners Day and Exposition on Sept. 27-28, 2018 at The Historic Academy of Medicine. The meeting featured talks from leaders in industry and academia, student presentations, and networking opportunities.

  • SMI Researcher Bhamla to study One of the World’s Fastest Creatures

    Soft Matter Incubator (SMI) member Saad Bhamla (School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering) has received a four-year National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to study Spirostomum ambiguum, a tiny single-celled protozoan that achieves blazing-fast acceleration while contracting its worm-like body. The physics and mathematics of the movement could help advance nanotechnology and accelerate a new generation of robots barely large enough to see with the naked eye. Read more in Research Horizons.