Day: May 1, 2014

Transistors Without Semiconductors Highlighted

MRS Spring 2014 highlightResearch work lead by Professor Yoke Khin Yap (Physics) has gained attention in the 2014 Materials Research Society (MRS) Spring Meeting at San Francisco, held on April 21-25, 2014. The presentation, “Transistors without Semiconductors: Tunneling Behavior of Boron Nitride Nanotubes Functionalized with Gold Quantum Dots”, presented in Symposium BB: Materials for End-of-Roadmap Devices in Logic, Power and Memory, was highlighted in the official website of MRS.

This work was conducted in collaboration with Professor John Jaszczak (Physics), Dr. Dongyan Zhang (Physics), physics graduate students Madhusudan Savaikar, Douglas Banyai, Boyi Hao (All in Physics), and collaborators from Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

Submitted by Yoke Khin Yap.


Yap Organizes Symposium MM for Spring 2014 MRS Meeting

MRS Spring 2014Professor Yoke Khin Yap (Physics) organized Symposium MM in the 2014 Materials Research Society (MRS) Spring Meeting at San Francisco on April 21-25. The symposium, “Nanotubes and Related Nanostructures” was co-organized with Don Futaba from National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST, Japan), Annick Loiseau from Laboratoire d’Etude des Microstructures (LEM, France), and Ming Zheng from National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The Director of the Michigan Tech Multi-Scale Technologies Institute (MuSTI), Professor Craig Frederich (MEEM) hosted the invited speakers and organizers in a dinner event. Professor Frederich co-chaired session six in the symposium.

From Tech Today.


REF Awards for Cantrell and Yap

Research Excellence Fund Awards Announced

The Vice President for Research Office is pleased to announce the 2015 REF awards and would like to thank the volunteer review committees, as well as the deans and department chairs, for their time spent on this important internal research award process.

Will Cantrell, EPSSI/Physics, received an Infrastructure Enhancement Grant.

Yoke Khin Yap, Physics, received a Technology Commercialization Grant.

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Jaszczak Presents on Nano-Islands

MRS Spring 2014Professor John Jaszczak (Physics) presented an invited talk on “Simulation of Charge Transport in Disordered Assemblies of Metallic Nano-Islands: Application to Boron Nitride Nanotubes Functionalized with Gold Quantum Dots” at the Spring 2014 Materials Research Society meeting in San Francisco. Co-authors included Professor Yoke Khin Yap (Physics), Professor Paul Bergstrom (ECE), Zhang Dongyan (Physics), physics graduate students Madhusudan Savaikar, Douglas Banyai, Boyi Hao, and collaborators from Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

From Tech Today.