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Nov 2014- NanoLab paper published in Nature Scientific Reports on 'DNA Bases Thymine and Adenine in Bio-Organic Light Emitting Diodes'.

Nov 2014- The EE Times journal published an interview with Dr.Steckl about paper electronics.

Nov 2014- 'Paper Factory' class lectured by Dr.Steckl has been highlighted in MRS bulletin.

Aug 2014- NanoLab paper published in Fuel Cells on 'Microbial Power-Generating Capabilities on Micro-/Nano-Structured Anodes in Micro-Sized Microbial Fuel Cells'.

Aug 2014- NanoLab paper published in Lap on a Chip on 'Blood coagulation screening using a paper-based microfluidic lateral flow device'.

Jul 2014- Congratulations on Tiffany & Zhongnan Wedding: Parents of Bride and Groom were PhD students in Dr. Steckl's Lab!! What a small world~!

Jun 2014- Click here for Electrowetting conference photos!!!

Jun 2014- NanoLab paper published in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces on 'Magnetic Particles as Liquid Carriers in the Microfluidic Lab-in-Tube Approach To Detect Phase Change'.

Mar 2014- Dr.Steckl serve as co-PI's for one of the four collaborative projects that have been awarded funding through the latest round of the University Research Council interdisciplinary grants program.

Feb 2014- NanoLab patents are published as below.

• A. J. Steckl and D. Han, “Methods for electrospinning hydrophobic coaxial fibers into superhydrophobic and oleophobic coaxial fiber mats”, US Patent # 8,518,320 Aug. 2013.

• A. J. Steckl and S. Allen, “Light emitting device having a specific dimension of phosphor layer”, US Patent # 8,598,778, Dec. 2013

Feb 2014- NanoLab paper published in Nanotechnology on 'Pentacene organic thin-film transistors on flexible paper and glass substrates'.

Feb 2014- NanoLab paper published in Nanotechnology on 'High brightness phosphorescent organic light emitting diodes on transparent and flexible cellulose films'.

Jan 2014- Prof. Steckl quoted in MRS 360 article on Pencil-based Electronics.

Jan 2014- NanoLab paper published in Journal of SID on 'Electrowetting on non-fluorinated hydrophobic surfaces. Journal of the Society for Information Display'.

Jan 2014- Dear NanoLab Family,

It is with great sadness that I have to report the sudden passing of Jiping (JP) Li, a PhD graduate of the NanoLab, on Jan. 12, 2014. Actually, JP started to do research with me at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, where he came from the Shanghai Institute of Optics. When I moved to Cincinnati in 1988, JP decided to come with me. He was instrumental in setting up the new lab at UC. JP was an outstanding young researcher, exceptional in the lab, filled with ideas and enthusiasm for his work. His research on silicon carbide resulted in several important articles. The main publication from his thesis which came out in 1995 has been cited 130 times to date and is still considered the most important publication on the growth of silicon carbide on silicon.

JP received his PhD from UC in 1994, along several other students in my lab who were his friends: Homi Mogul, Paul Yih and Charlie Yuan. Tragically, Charlie died the year after graduation in an automobile accident. The following year other friends received their PhD in my lab: Jim Su and Peter Chen. It was my great pleasure to see JP grow as a researcher and embark on a successful career.

I have one sweet memory of JP to share. In June 1991, I drove with my wife and kids from Cincinnati to Colorado for a combination conference trip and vacation. The conference was in Boulder and JP joined us there. One afternoon we all went hiking together on the trails of the foothills of the Flatirons on the outskirts of town. Our three boys ran ahead, but our daughter Erica who was only 4 could not keep up and was getting very upset. I remember how JP took her hand and very soon she was happy walking and chatting with him.

JP has been working at Applied Materials in Silicon Valley. He returned from a trip to China to visit his family located there. Upon the return to California he felt unwell, was checked into a hospital and passed away soon after. His family and friends are in a state of shock. A fund has been set up to help his wife and children cope with the sudden financial burden. Here is a link to related information about how you can contribute - [Donation to JP Li's family].

Let us always remember JP as the wonderful person he was. .

Jan 2014- NanoLab paper published in Applied Physics Letters on 'p-type GaN grown by phase shift epitaxy'.

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