They may deal in gold, atomic staples and electron volts rather than cement, support beams and kilowatt-hours, but chemists led by UNL's Xiao Cheng Zeng have drafted new nanoscale blueprints for low-energy structures capable of housing pharmaceuticals and oxygen atoms.
UNL has earned a $9.6 million grant from the National Science Foundation to support its Materials Research Science and Engineering Center and its nanotechnology research through 2020. A celebration of the award is 2:30 p.m. April 20 in Jorgensen Hall, Room 110.
Chemist Louis Pasteur once remarked that chance favors the prepared mind – a notion epitomized by UNL researchers who recently published fortuitous and potentially groundbreaking findings that could one day lead to a range of medical and biological applications.
Five UNL faculty members have earned recognition from the College of Arts and Sciences for outstanding accomplishments in teaching and research.
UNL chemist Xiao Cheng Zeng (pictured) has co-authored a study featured on the February cover of ACS Catalysis, a high-impact academic journal published by the American Chemical Society. The study evaluated how well certain metallic atoms help toxic carbon monoxide molecules acquire the extra electron that transforms them into the less noxious carbon dioxide
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If it can't stand the heat, get out the graphene. UNL chemists and electrical engineers have published a new study showing that coats of graphene — a honeycombed sheet of carbon only one atom thick — can protect delicate nanostructures against temperatures that would otherwise melt them.
UNL’s Department of Chemistry will continue a spring colloquia, “UNL Chemistry — Pushing the Science to the Disciplinary Boundaries and Beyond,” at 3:30 p.m. Jan. 30 in Hamilton Hall, Room 112.
UNL faculty Jim Lewis and David Berkowitz will contribute their respective expertise to advancing U.S. efforts in education and chemistry by assuming leadership positions with the National Science Foundation.
Publishing results in an academic journal or presenting them at a national conference represents a finish line for many researchers. For those looking to transfer their work from public institution to private industry, however, this finish line becomes a starting point with assistance from a UNL-based trio.