Advancing the frontier of nanoscale materials

Time 2018-11-08 13:30~14:05 Place Grand Ballroom(2F), Pullman Hotel
Code No. PL-O01 Session Chair
Name Prof. Cynthia Larive
Affiliation University of California, Riverside
Title Advancing the frontier of nanoscale materials
This presentation will highlight work carried out at the University of California Riverside, including collaborative efforts with the Korean Institute of Materials Science (KIMS). Efforts by several researchers utilize novel methods of nanomaterial preparation to create novel materials with unique properties. Using bottom-up technologies to synthesize novel nanomaterials, Nosang Myung fabricates nanoscale building blocks for novel sensor arrays. Research at the nanoscale allows Yadong Yin’s lab to create new properties by manipulating the size, shape, surface chemistry, and spatial arrangement of the materials. Alexander Balandin, director of the Center for Nanoscale Science and Engineering, uses 2D materials such as graphene, TaS2 and BN in novel applications and devices. Deriving inspiration from biology, David Kisailus is synthesizing lithium ion battery cathode materials with controlled morphology and particle size to optimize battery performance and using a genetically engineered bacteriophage M13 as a template, Elaine Haberer is creating spiky gold nanobeads. Other investigators are using the properties of specially designed nanomaterials to exploit interactions with photons and phonons. For example, Ming Lee Tang synthesizes tailor made organic ligands that control, enhance or mediate the optoelectronic properties of nanocrystals to accomplish photon upconversion and the Energy Frontiers Research Center, SHINES, directed by Jing Shi is working to understand the interplay between electron spin and heat transport in nanoscale electronic materials and devices. These investigators and others are pioneering novel methods for the synthesis, characterization and applications of nanoscale materials,