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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 …

Welcome

  Part of the mission of the NCI-SW is to offer external users open-access to the ASU NanoFab and Eyring Materials Center, two of the largest core facilities at ASU. The University’s long term investment in core facilities continued in 2018 with the purchase of ‘workhorse’ equipment valued at almost $500,000. The equipment includes: A Read More …

Nano Education Resources

  We are pleased to tell you about a database of nanotechnology education resources that can easily be searched, filtered, and sorted. Resources are listed by topic area, grade level, core discipline, STEM content area, and resource type. Hosted by Nanohub, the database can be found here. The database[1] currently hosts 462 entries.     Read More …

Congratulations Carrie Sinclair, Recipient of the NNCI: User Support Award

  The “Outstanding NNCI Staff Member” award is intended to acknowledge the significant efforts by NNCI site staff who endeavor to provide excellent service and support to all network users. In May 2018, nominations were solicited from site directors and reviewed by the NNCI External Advisory Board. Winners were selected in three categories: Technical Staff, Education and Outreach, and User Support. Read More …

Come Visit the NanoFab

  Whether you are a teacher or faculty member, introducing a group of students, or an industry member wanting to explore collaborative research possibilities, we welcome you to tour the NanoFab. Contact us to pre-arrange your visit. NanoFab is located at the Engineering Research Center on ASU’s Tempe campus. Contact Dr. Raymond Tsui..    

Upcoming Webinars: All About Applications

  NCI-SW is pleased to collaborate with the NACK Support Center at Penn State University to co-produce our 2018-19 webinar series. Visit NCI-SW or click on the registration links below.   November 15, 2018 from 1 to 2 PM Eastern time   Webinar Title: Identifying nanobiotechnology-based solutions for opportunities in personalized healthcare. Researcher Joshua Smith, Read More …