In this sustainability Video Project, Brian Schmatz, a graduate student in the Reynolds Group provides details on his involvement with the Georgia Tech sustainability initiative, and in particular the Gloves Recycling Program, as part of being a green lab.
You can watch the video here.
The 4th Annual SPN Graduate Symposium was held on March 9th in MoSE 1201A
Professor Brent S. Sumerlin, from the University of Florida, spoke on February 28, 2018.
Transparent wood composites have high strength, toughness, thermal insulation, and excellent transmissivity, and offer a route to replace glass for diffusely transmitting windows. STAMI-GTPN and -COPE Professor John Reynolds' group has used conjugated-polymer-based electrochromic materials and transparent wood to create devices that switch on-demand. The devices exhibit a vibrant magenta-to-clear color change that results from a remarkably colorless bleached state. Published in Chemistry and Sustainability (ChemSusChem).
Professor Bradley Chmelka, from University of California at Santa Barbara spoke on January 16, 2018.
The Group of STAMI-COPE Professor Bernard Kippelen may have addressed the most significant obstacle to expanding the use of organic semiconductors for thin-film transistors (OFETs) by using a nanostructured gate dielectric. The structure, composed of a fluoropolymer layer and a nanolaminate made from two metal oxide materials serves as a gate dielectric and simultaneously protects the organic semiconductor. The nanostructured gate dielectric enables OFETS to operate with unprecedented stability. Click here for more information.
STAMI held its inaugural Industrial Partners Day and Exposition on October 19th-20th at Geogria Tech's Historic Academy of Medicine in Midtown Atlanta. The event was attended by over 20 different companies interested in advanced materials and interfaces and by over 150 Georgia Tech faculty, students, and researchers from a variety of schools within the College of Engineering and the College of Science. Professor George M. Whitesides from Harvard University delivered the Keynote Address while both Georgia Tech faculty and Industrial speakers participated in presentations and networking opportunties.
GTPN-COPE researchers have microfluidically prepared microcapsules with of a fluidic photon upconverting core and photonic shell from a triple emulsion as a template. The achievable dimensions and compositional flexibility of the upconverting core and photonic shell suggest a range of opportunities the future design of low-threshold photonic devices.
Soft Matter Incubator (SMI) researcher Prof. Elisabetta Matsumoto is part of a team of researchers that is helping bring hyperbolic space to anyone with a virtual reality (VR) headset. The effort is designed to allow users to experience non-Euclidean spaces in which parallel lines diverge (hyperbolic space) that can be difficult to fully imagine with purely mathematical considerations. The research was recently part of the News in Focus in Nature. Find out more here.
Soft Matter Incubator (SMI) researchers have created water-filled particles known as microgels within robust polymer networks made of natural fibrin. In a remarkably dynamic process, the microgels self-assemble into three-dimensional tunnel-like structures that could allow repair cells to migrate through the polymer network to begin the healing process.