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In the nanomaterials & imaging lab, we investigate and develop the next-generation high-performance nanomaterials. Such materials will be low-cost to produce, yet very versatile and multi-functional.
New publication on a novel solvent system for graphene
(J. Am. Chem. Soc.):
"Stabilization of Graphene Sheets by a Structured Benzene/Hexafluorobenzene Mixed Solvent". J. Am. Chem. Soc., in press (2012).
|Mar 2012||"Making spider-sense" — our ground breaking discoveries on the silk protein are featured in the ideation magazine.|
Our paper on the silk worm protein gets published in
"Shear-Induced Self-Assembly of Native Silk Proteins into Fibrils Studied by Atomic Force Microscopy". Biomacromolecules, 13, 676–682 (2012).
Our publication on graphene oxide nanocomposites gets published in
Macromolecules, the #1 polymer journal:
"In Situ Reduction of Graphene Oxide in Polymers". Macromolecules 44, 9821–9829 (2011).
|Oct 2011||Prof. Schniepp gives an invited talk on graphene-based polymer nanocomposites at the 2011 SERMACS meeting in Richmond, VA.|
Our paper on graphene–polymer interactions gets published:
"Measurement of the interfacial attraction between graphene oxide sheets and the polymer in a nanocomposite". J. Appl. Polym. Sci.122, 3739–3743 (2011).
|Jun 2011||The Schniepp group receives an NSF EAGER award (award No. 1111030) to investigate graphene-based nanomaterials as next-generation photoelectronic materials.|
|May 2011||Dr. A. Jaeton Glover joins our team as a postdoctoral researcher.|
|Apr 2011||Congratulations to our team member Eric Yang, who was selected to receive a Virginia Space Grant Consortium (VSGC) Undergraduate Research Scholarship for the 2011–2012 academic year.|
|Feb 2011||Laura Rickard from our research group was selected to present our on work implant materials to members of the VA General Assembly and government representatives.|
Our paper on Titanium-based implant materials gets published:
"Surface oxide net charge of a titanium alloy: Comparison between effects of treatment with heat or radiofrequency plasma glow discharge". Coll. Surf. B82, 173–181 (2011).
|Dec 2010||The Schniepp group receives a research grant from the Thomas F. Jeffress and Kate Miller Jeffress Memorial Trust. The funds will greatly enhance our silk project.|
|Nov 2010||Outreach activity: Prof. Schniepp gives science classes for 120 middle school students at Berkeley Middle School in Williamsburg, VA, teaching about touching atoms with a sharp AFM tip. This activity is part of W&M's 2010 Laserfest.|
Publication appears in Applied Optics:
"Tuning of structural color using a dielectric actuator and multifunctional compliant electrodes". Appl. Opt.49, 6689–6696 (2010).
Our conference paper gets published:
"Direct Measurement of the Interfacial Attractions between Functionalized Graphene and Polymers in Nanocomposites". AIP Conf. Proc.1255, 95–97 (2010).