National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network

National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network

Serving Nanoscale Science, Engineering & Technology

2014 REU Participants (by site)

Arizona State University

Ms. Fatima-Joyce Dominguez
Principal Investigator: Prof. Jennifer Blain-Christen
Project: Microfluidic Biosensors

Ms. Taliya Gunawansa
Principal Investigator:  Prof. Terry Alford
Project: Deep-Level Transient Spectroscopy Characterization of Ion-Implanted and Microwave Annealed Silicon Diodes

Ms. Tara Nietzold
Principal Investigator:  Prof. Mariana Bertoni
Project: Evaluation of Surface Passivation Layers for Thin Photovoltaic Applications

Mr. Wesley Tatum
Principal Investigator:  Prof. Meng Tao
Project: Doping in Spray-Deposited Iron Oxide for Next-Generation Photovoltaics
 

Cornell University

Ms. Mariella Arias
Principal Investigator:  Prof. Amit Lal
Project: A Piezoelectric Material Polyvinylidene Fluoride (PVDF) Process for Silicon Tweezers

Ms. Allison Bosworth
Principal Investigator:  Prof. Jan Lammerding
Project: Choice of Two Projects!

Ms. Alicia Elliott
Principal Investigator:  Prof. James Engstrom
Project: Selective Area Atomic Layer Deposition: Developing Techniques that will Enable Single-nm Technologies

Mr. Austin Little
Principal Investigator:  Prof. Dan Ralph
Project: Manipulating Nanomagnets Without Using Magnetic Fields

Ms. Adriana Mulero Russe
Principal Investigator:  Prof. Abraham Stroock
Project: Selective Anodization of Permeable Membrane in Environmental Water Sensor

Mr. Pavel Shapturenka
Principal Investigator:  Prof. Christopher Ober
Project: Nanoparticle Photoresists: Next Generation Patterning Materials

Georgia Institute of Technology

Ms. Nnenna Dieke
Principal Investigator:  Prof. Dong Qin
Project: Bi-Metallic Nanocrystals and Their Optical Properties

Mr. Dylan Freas
Principal Investigator:  Prof. Kimberley Kurtis
Project: Nano- and Microstructural Characterization of Alternative Cement-Based Materials

Ms. Lucy Hu
Principal Investigator:  Prof. Craig Forest
Project: Molecular Communication using Bacteria in Microfluidic Systems

Mr. Fausto Mares-Davila
Principal Investigator:  Prof. Paul Kohl
Project: Fuel Cell Powered Electronic Devices

Mr. Matthew Salmon
Principal Investigator:  Prof. Michael Filler
Project: One-Dimensional Etching of Semiconductor Nanowires

Harvard University

Mr. Nicolás Andrade
Principal Investigator:  Prof. Marko Loncar
Project: Nanoscale Optics

Mr. Carlos Brambila
Principal Investigator:  Prof. David Weitz
Project: High-Throughput Drug Screening in vivo Using Droplet Microfluidics

Mr. Steven Ceron
Principal Investigator:  Prof. Shmuel Rubinstein
Project: Bad Bugs – How do Bacteria Colonize Surfaces?

Mr. Brandon Foley
Principal Investigator:  Prof. Federico Capasso
Project: Surface Plasmon Force Measurements

Mr. David Morse
Principal Investigator:  Prof. David Weitz
Project: Studying the Variety of Lipid Rafts Through Liposome Library

Howard University

Mr. Wu Joon Cha
Principal Investigator:  Dr. Gary L. Harris
Project: Confocal Measurements and Nanowire Growth of Diamond

Ms. Laura Huddleston
Principal Investigator:  Dr. Gary L. Harris
Project: CVD Growth of Graphene

Ms. Tewa Kpulun
Principal Investigator:  Dr. Gary L. Harris
Project: Growth of Boron Nitride for 2-D Applications

Ms. Rachel Lim
Principal Investigator:  Dr. Gary L. Harris
Project: Investigation of Nanodiamond Foil Product for H- Stripping to Support Spallation Neutron Source

Mr. Kaleel Wainwright
Principal Investigator:  Dr. Tina Brower-Thomas
Project: Investigation of STEM Cells using SPM

Pennsylvania State University

Mr. Sunny Aggarwal
Principal Investigator:  Prof. Suzanne Mohney
Project: Atomic Layer Deposition of Nanoparticles

Ms. Robyn Emery
Principal Investigator:  Prof. Christine Keating
Project: Directed Assembly of Nanocylinders in Electrical Fields

Mr. Michael Homsy
Principal Investigator:  Prof. Siyang Zheng
Project: Design and Fabrication of a Microfluidic Device to Study Tumor Cell and Blood Cell Interactions

Mr. Jon-L Innocent-Dolor
Principal Investigator:  Prof. Joan Redwing
Project: Aluminum-Induced Crystallization of Silicon Thin Films on Patterned Substrates

Mr. Matthew Koehler
Principal Investigator:  Prof. Joshua Robinson
Project: Device Property Measurements of Atomicall Thin Tungsten Diselenide (WSe2)

Stanford University

Mr. William Anderson
Principal Investigator:  Prof. Bruce Clemens
Project: Studying the Effect of Materials and Processing on the Electrical Properties of Nanoscale Amorphous Metal Gates for Advanced Nanoelectronic Devices

Mr. Geoffrey Martin-Noble
Principal Investigator:  Prof. Zhenan Bao
Project: Fabricating Patterned Shearing Blades and Selectively Wetting Substrates for the Single-Crystal Solution Deposition of Organic Semiconductors

Ms. Gal Emily Nitzberg
Principal Investigator:  Prof. Reinhold Dauskardt
Project: Adhesion in Thin-Film Structures Containing Organic Nanostructured Materials for Photovoltaic Energy Applications

Ms. Ashka Shah
Principal Investigator:  Prof. Robert Sinclair
Project: Fabrication of Metal Nanostructures on Electron Transparent Substrates via E-Beam Lithography

Ms. Shanel Wu
Principal Investigator:  Prof. Philip Wong
Project: Investigating How to Lower the Pull-In Voltage of Carbon Nanotube Nano-Electro-Mechanical Relays for Ultra-Low Power Applications

University of California, Santa Barbara

Ms. Lesley Chan
Principal Investigator:  Prof. Mike Gordon
Project: Bio-Inspired Surface Treatments and Quasi-Ordered Nanostructures to Control Broadband IR Response

Mr. Matthew Hartensveld
Principal Investigator:  Prof. Mark Rodwell
Project: Development of Conductive ALD TiN Films for InGaAs/InP THz Electronic Devices

Ms. Megan Hill
Principal Investigator:  Prof. Susanne Stemmer
Project: Characterization and Analysis of High-k Dielectric and III-V Semiconductor Interface Trap Densities

Ms. Rachel Lucas
Principal Investigator:  Prof. James Speck
Project: Characterization and Modelling of Carrier Dynamics in Thin Films of GaN

Mr. Brian Markman
Principal Investigator:  Prof. Mark Rodwell
Project: Fabrication and Characterization of Ohmic Contacts to n-InGaAs and n-InAs Using Films Grown via ALD

Ms. Marlee Motes
Principal Investigator:  Prof. Chris Palmstrom
Project: Surface and Sidewall Morphology of Nanostructures Fabricated on Epitaxial InAs/AlGaSb

Ms. Bethany Smith
Principal Investigator:  Prof. James Speck
Project: Optimization of High Growth Rate GaN Thin Film Mobility

Mr. Chanud Yasanayake
Principal Investigator:  Prof. Chris Palmstrom
Project: Opto-Electronic Characterization of Narrow Band Gap Semiconductors at Cryogenic Temperatures

University of Michigan

Mr. Samuel Arthur
Principal Investigator:  Prof. Xiaogan Liang
Project: Photovoltaic Devices Based on Emerging 2D Semiconductors

Ms. Staci Hill
Principal Investigator:  Prof. Jianping Fu
Project: Integrated Microfluidics for Functional Immunomonitoring of Sepsis

Ms. Samantha Kang
Principal Investigator:  Prof. Kenn Oldham
Project: Dynamic Testing of Electromagnetic Microactuators for Endoscopic Microscopy

Ms. Julie Miller
Principal Investigator:  Prof. Becky Peterson
Project: Zinc Oxide-Based Heterostructures

Mr. Benjamin Vizy
Principal Investigator:  Prof. Pilar Herrera-Fierro
Project: Direct Patterning of Fluorescently Labelled Phase Forming Polymer in Microfluidic Channels

University of Minnesota

Ms. Emiliana Cofell
Principal Investigator:  Prof. Beth Stadler
Project: Optical Diodes Using Iron Garnet Waveguides

Mr. Christopher Davidson
Principal Investigator:  Prof. Stephen Campbell
Project: Development of Diamond-Like Carbon Deposition Processes

Mr. Luke Ness
Principal Investigator:  Prof. Sang-Hyun Oh
Project: Large-Area Fabrication of Micro/Nanofluidic Devices

Mr. Mark Allen Pagkaliwangan
Principal Investigator:  Prof. Kevin Dorfman
Project: Diffusion of DNA in Nanochannels

Mr. James Wondra
Principal Investigator:  Prof. Patrick Alford
Project: Measuring Tumor Cell Metastatic Potential

University of Washington

Mr. Jacob Busche
Principal Investigator:  Prof. David Masiello
Project: Optical-Frequency Magnetism in Plasmonic Metamaterials: Theory and Simulation

Ms. Eve Byington
Principal Investigator:  Prof. Deok-Ho Kim
Project: Nano/Microfabricated Polymeric Biomaterials for Stem Cell and Tissue Engineering

Mr. John Ren
Principal Investigator:  Prof. Christine Luscombe
Project: Engineering Molecules for Photovoltaic Applications

Mr. Nicholas Stone-Weiss
Principal Investigator:  Prof. Xiaodong Xu
Project: Growth of 2-Dimensional Semiconductors and Heterostructures

Ms. Emily Thompson
Principal Investigator:  Prof. Daniel Ratner
Project: Silicon Nanophotonics for Clinical Diagnostics