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Welcome

By Trevor Thornton, NCI-SW Director The fall semester is in the final stages and we wanted to share with you some of the interesting and exciting events and research happening with NCI-SW. The NNCI Annual Conference was held at the Harvard University campus on October 23 – 25, coinciding with a glorious spell of east Read More …

If it is Summer, it is time for Research

NCI-SW continued its summer tradition of offering undergraduate students the opportunity to perform research at ASU. Two students, Samantha Faltermeier and Amanda Morrison, were selected for the 2019 Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program. Both are from Phoenix College, one of the 10 schools within the Maricopa Community Colleges system. Both students had the opportunity Read More …

ASU Featured Nano Research: Laser-activated Nanosealants (LANS)

The National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering featured ASU researcher Kaushal Rege, Ph.D., Professor of Chemical Engineering in the following article:  https://www.nibib.nih.gov/news-events/newsroom/laser-activated-silk-sealants-outperform-sutures-tissue-repair Dr. Rege’s comments on this work clarify some of the ground breaking advances their research results provide. Rege said that “Our results demonstrated that our combination of tissue-integrating nanomaterials, along with the Read More …

NanoPhotonics

Integrated Nanophotonics was the subject of the Oct. 17, 2019 NCI-SW webinar. Consider, the combination of those two words, nano and photonics, with the goal of moving signals around with light, as we would do with electricity. The key technology device is called a PIC, Photonics Integrated Circuit. View the recording here. The use of Read More …

Multi-Responsive Nanogels for Biosensing, Drug Delivery, and Regenerative Medicine

We hope you will join us for the upcoming Feb. 20, 2020 webinar when we will feature Dr. John Clegg, from Harvard University, who will discuss synthetic strategies for generating nanoscale hydrogels that recognize and respond to multiple biological stimuli. These multi-responsive nanomaterials are useful for (i) actuating biological signals, (ii) targeting drug delivery, and Read More …

Trevor’s Welcome

Spring 2019 has been especially busy and productive for the NCI-SW. External users of our core facilities has grown to 154 people during the six months through March 2019, a more than 25% increase over the same time period last year. The external users come from 85 institutions across academia, large industry, small-business, government, and Read More …

Going Small is Big News

“What we’re trying to do at Arizona State University is shrink this X-ray free-electron laser from something that’s typically about a mile long or a couple kilometers long, into something that’s just a few meters long…and doing that with kind-of cutting-edge accelerator and laser technologies.” Dr. William Graves, Associate Professor, ASU, Biodesign Institute, Physics Department, Read More …

Building Nanotechnology and STEM Programs

A current universal challenge for all of us is – how do we build enrollments in our nanotechnology programs? Professor Rick Vaughn, Rio Salado College, an NCI -Southwest (NCI-SW) partner, addressed this question directly in the February 2019 NCI-SW webinar. Rio Salado College, headquartered in Tempe, Arizona is one of the premier online learning colleges Read More …

Developing Imaging Systems In The Terahertz Regime

Panagiotis Theofanopoulos, PhD Student, Electrical, Energy, and Computer Engineering, Ira Fulton Schools of Engineering In the terahertz regime, wavelengths range from millimeters to submillimeters and the frequencies from 30 GHz up to 10 THz (see the frequency diagram below.) We will refer to them as mmW/THz waves. Source: https://www.nanalyze.com Specifically, all waves are identified by Read More …

Restoring Your Health

The January 2019 NCI-SW webinar, Neural interfaces: nanoscience and materials technology, featured the potential applications of Silicon Carbide technology. Possibilities of what this technology could do to restore your health were explored. The applications of precise and intelligent modulation of nerve organ circuits to provide new treatments for restoring physical and mental health is very Read More …