Archives—February 2014

Physisorption of Nucleobases on Graphene Paper Cited

Physisorption of Nucleobases on GrapheneThe 2007 research paper entitled “Physisorption of nucleobases on graphene: Density-functional calculations” has been cited 124 times. The work is from Phys. Rev. B 76, 033401 – published 2 July 2007, by S. Gowtham, Ralph H. Scheicher, Rajeev Ahuja, Ravindra Pandey, and Shashi P. Karna.

 

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevB.76.033401

The research concerns first-principles investigation on the relative interaction strengths of the nucleobases with a graphene sheet. The study relates to how the base sequence of DNA can affect its interaction with carbon nanotubes, as observed experimentally.


Physics at Graduate Research Colloquium 2014

GRC2014 Graduate Research Colloquium
Memorial Union Building Ballroom

Wednesday, February 19th
Human Impact (A2)
Timing Sunsets with Smartphones: Proof of Concept for a Citizen Science Project that Quantifies the Atmosphere and Supports Astronomical Observations – Teresa Wilson, Physics
Measurement Techniques and Analysis Methodology (A3)
Minimum Principles in Electromagnetic Scattering by Small Aspherical Particles – Ajaree Mongkolsittisilp, Physics

Thursday, February 20th
12:00 PM – 2:00 PM: Measurement Techniques and Analysis Methodologies (B1)
12:00 PM – 12:20 PM: Electric Field Manipulation of Magnetoresistance in a Single Molecular Spin-Valve Device – Kamal Dhungana, Physics

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Teresa Wilson Poster 2014
Teresa Wilson
Ajaree Mongkolsittisilp Poster 2014
Ajaree Mongkolsittisilp
Kamal Dhungana Presentation 2014
Kamal Dhungana

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Amanda Shaw is an Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Award Recipient

Amanda ShawAmanda Shaw, who is an MS candidate in Physics, is a Spring 2014 recipient of the Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Award. Amanda was nominated by the Department of Physics and recognized for her accomplishments by the Graduate School at Michigan Tech. Amanda’s advisor is Alex Kostinski.

A certificate of recognition for this award will be presented at the Graduate Research Colloquium Banquet that is held in the spring.

View the PHOTO GALLERY and ABSTRACT BOOK for the event.

Outstanding GS Teaching 2014
Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Award, Graduate Research Colloquium 2014

Ashim Chakravarty is an Outstanding Scholarship Award Recipient

Ashim ChakravartyAshim Chakravarty, who is a PhD candidate in Engineering Physics, is a Spring 2014 recipient of the Dean’s Award for Outstanding Scholarship. Ashim was nominated by the Department of Physics based on his GPA, originality in research, professionalism, work ethic, and other selection criteria. Ashim’s advisor is Miguel Levy.

A certificate of recognition for this award will be presented at the Graduate Research Colloquium Banquet that is held in the spring.

View the PHOTO GALLERY and ABSTRACT BOOK for the event.

Outstanding GS Scholar 2014
Dean’s Award for Outstanding Scholarship, Graduate Research Colloquium 2014

David Ciochetto and Great Lakes Research

Dave Ciochetto GLR
David Ciochetto (left) and Audrey Barnett (right)

Research Engineer in Physics David Ciochetto is shown in the slideshow gallery of the recent Michigan Tech News article “One-Celled Plants Key to Understanding Changes in the Great Lakes.” The article is about Colleen Mouw’s research as an assistant professor in Michigan Technological University’s Department of Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences and the University’s Great Lakes Research Center.

Ciochetto, who is working with the atmospheric sciences group, has an oceanography background.

Read more at Michigan Tech News, by Jennifer Donovan.