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Welcome to the Complex Materials Optics Network

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

Contact: M. Schubert

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.

Dec 18, 2014:

Professor Tino Hofmann was named Marie Curie Fellow and VINNMER Fellow. more ...

Dec 16, 2014:

Professor John Woollam has been named a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors. more ...

Nov 14, 2014:

Chad Briley was awarded the 2014 Ellipsometry Focus Topic Award at the AVS 61th International Symposium. more ...

Nov 12, 2014:

Congratulations to Derek Sekora for winning the "Men's overall" of the 34th Annual AVS Run. more ...

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last update 3. February 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.