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Great Lakes Research Center Dedication Thursday

It’s the Great Lakes Research Center, or GLRC. The public is invited to the dedication ceremony for Michigan Technological University’s newest building, set for 2 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 2. Inside are eight laboratories, each tailored for different research topics that relate to the Great Lakes, among them exotic and invasive species, fish ecology, sediments, remote sensing and atmospheric science. READ MORE

See also Atmospheric Sciences and Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences Institute for more information about atmospheric and remote sensing activities at Michigan Tech.


Michigan Tech Faculty, Researchers Endorse Michigan’s 25% by 2025 Renewable Energy Initiative

More than a dozen Michigan Tech faculty members and researchers have gone on the record in support of a ballot initiative designed to give a big boost to the state’s renewable energy industry. If passed by the voters in November, the initiative would require that 25 percent of Michigan’s electricity be generated using renewable energy sources by the year 2025. Among the signers is assistant professor of physics Claudio Mazzoleni. READ MORE


ZnO Nanotubes feature in “Celebrating 50 Years of Applied Physics Letters”

Images of ZnO Nanotubes are selected as one of the cover images of Applied Physics Letters (APL) highlighted in the APL 50th anniversary celebration website. The related article, “Formation of Single Crystalline ZnO Nanotubes without Catalysts and Templates,” was the most read article in March 2007. The images and article are from Professor Yoke Khin Yap’s research group.


Work on Boron Nitride Nanotubes is Featured in NanotechWeb

Recent work on in-situ probing of individual boron nitride nanotubes by scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) inside a transmission electron microscopy (TEM) system is being featured in NanotechWeb. The research is conducted by Hessam M Ghassemi and Reza S Yassar in the mechanical engineering-engineering mechanics department and Chee Hui Lee and Yoke Khin Yap in the physics department. NanotechWeb notes that BNNTs are unique materials which enable the study of band structure modulation by mechanical straining. “This may lead to rational control of the electrical properties of novel nanostructures in the future,” commented Yoke Yap.

View the NanotechWeb article