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University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Department of Electrical Engineering
Nebraska Center for Materials and Nanoscience
Center for Nanohybrid Functional Materials

Contact: M. Schubert

Jun 15, 2015:

Professors Yusong Li, UNL Civil Engineering, Mathias Schubert, UNL Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Huilian Ma, University of Utah, Department of Geology and Geophysics received a NSF Hydrologic Sciences award over $399,268 for 3 years for "Collaborative Research: Retention of Anisotropic Colloids in Porous Media: A Modeling and Experimental Investigation at Multiple Scales”. The proposed work will take a multi-scale approach to investigate the retention of anisotropic colloids onto flat surfaces, at grain-to-grain contacts, and in porous media, and lead to improved prediction of transport of anisotropic colloids in groundwater.

May 23, 2015:

Professor Mathias Schubert has been awarded the title of Honorary Doctor of Technology from Linkoping University, Sweden. Read more....

Apr 24, 2015:

Congratulations to Derek Sekora for receiving a Milton E. Mohr Fellowship from the UNL College of Engineering.

Apr 24, 2015:

Alyssa Mock was awarded a Commendation Award at the annual Engineering Graduate Student Recognition Event for her poster entitled “Enhanced Temperature Stability of Slanted Columnar Thin Films by ALD Overcoating” presented at the UNL Graduate Research Fair.

Apr 17, 2015:

Congratulations to Derek Sekora, Chad Briley and Alyssa Mock for being recognized at the 2015 IEEE award banquet for winning 1sr, 2nd and 3rd place in the ECE Graduate Poster Competition held during the UNL Graduate Research Fair.

Jan 8, 2015:

Philipp Kuehne, CNFM PhD graduate of 2014, was selected to receive the 2015 Folsom Distinguished Dissertation Award. The Folsom Distinguished Dissertation Award is the highest distinction given by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln among its annual class of graduating PhD candidates, based on internal and external reviews of their theses considering quality, clarity, scholarship, methodology, and contribution to the field. Three awards were selected for 2015.

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last update 15. June 2015

The Complex Materials Optics Network (CMON) activities are currently funded by National Science Foundation within Materials Research Science and Engineering Center QSPIN, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Nebraska Center for Materials and Nanoscience, Department of Electrical Engineering, College of Engineering and Technology, John A. Woollam Foundation, J.A.Woollam Co.,Inc., EMCORE Corporation, INO Canada, and OSRAM Opto- semiconductors GmbH (Germany).

  CMON funding

The Complex Materials Optics Network (CMON) comprises active research groups within the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The primary focus is optical materials preparation, characterization, and instrumentation development for solving contemporary experimental and theoretical problems in materials sciences and engineering bridging Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Engineering applications. The cluster currently is sectioned into Materials Preparation, Instrumentation, Optical Physics, Photonic Crystals, and Biomaterials groups. Instrumentation developments address Terahertz Ellipsometry, Generalized Ellipsometry, and field-dependent linear and nonlinear spatial- and time-resolving optical probes. Active research areas address magnetic, ferroelectric and multiferroic materials, and nanoscience, nanostructure preparation, charge transport in quantum regime systems, and biointerface properties, for example.