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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 …

NCI-SW Partner Activities: The HREM Winter School at the Eyring Materials Center

  The Eyring Materials center is one of six collaborative research facilities within NCI-Southwest. The purpose of the High-Resolution Electron Microscopy Winter School is to introduce the theory and practice of high resolution electron microscopy to scientists currently using transmission electron microscopes for materials science studies. People taking the course should have some familiarity with Read More …

Welcome

By Trevor Thornton, NCI-SW Director   Activity in the NCI-SW laboratories is heating up for the summer, just like the temperature outside in the Arizona desert. We have four student visitors from Central Arizona College taking part in our 9-week Research Experiences for Undergraduate program.   Participants work in pairs, guided by experienced graduate student Read More …

Why Do Research?

Members of the Research Experience for Teachers (RET), Laurita Moore and Daniel Holder, know the answer to that question. Both recently participated in the Nanotechnology Collaborative Infrastructure Southwest (NCI-SW) program at ASU.   Laurita Moore and Dan Holder, are both faculty members with Maricopa Community Colleges District; Laurita teaches in the Computer Information Systems department, Read More …

Protein Engineered Nanomaterials

Original webinar cast on March 23, 2018   Recap from the moderator Michael Lesiecki, Ph.D.   One of the themes of the March 2018 webinar, presented by NYU researchers Dr. Jin Kim Montclare, Dr. Priya Katyal and Lindsay K. Hill MD/PhD candidate, was to construct “smart” protein nanomaterials.   The applications in medicine range from Read More …

Solar Needs to be Sustainable Too!

By Anthony Aguilar, ASU Solar Power Lab, PhD Candidate in the School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering   Research into copper electroplating is fully under way at ASU due to the dramatic implications in terms of sustainability in the solar cell industry. Implementation of copper into a solar cell processing line would create a Read More …