Dec 2013- Profs. Steckl and Heikenfeld selected for Ohio's Top 25 STEM Professors.
Dec 2013- Prof. Steckl gave an invited presentation on “Organic Light Emitting Diodes Using Natural Biomaterials” at the Materials Research Society (MRS) Fall Meeting in Boston, MA, December 1 – 6, 2013.
Nov 2013- Prof. Steckl and Prof. Gutmark (UC Aerospace Engineering Dept) organized a UC Workshop on Renewable Energy Interdisciplinary Research, Kingsgate Conference Center, November 16, 2013.
Nov 2013- Prof. Steckl gave an invited presentations on “Organic Light Emitting Diodes and Transistors Using Natural Biomaterials – from DNA to Cellulose”, at the 2nd International Workshop on Nano and Bio-Photonics in Biarritz, France, November 3- 8, 2013. http://iwnbp2013.sciencesconf.org/
Aug 2013- NanoLab paper published in Journal of the SID on 'Lightweight electrowetting display on ultra-thin glass substrate'.
Jul 2013- NanoLab paper published in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces on 'Triaxial Electrospun Nanofiber Membranes for Controlled Dual Release of Functional Molecules'.
Jul 2013- NanoLab paper published in Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells on 'Versatile electrowetting arrays for smart window applications-from small to large pixels on fixed and flexible substrates'.
Center for Advanced Design & Manufacturing of Integrated Microfluidics (CADMIM)
Prof. Steckl and colleagues from the University of Cincinnati are collaborating with the University of California, Irvine in the planning of an NSF-sponsored Industry/University Cooperative Research Center (I/UCRC) in Integrated Microfluidics. Details are available at http://www.inrf.uci.edu/cadmim/
July 2013- IEEE Webinar on "Circuits on Cellulose"
Prof. Steckl was invited by the IEEE Electron Devices Society to present a webinar on "Circuits on Cellulose", reviewing the latest developments regarding transistors, solar cells, light emitting diodes, microfluidic devices fabricated on paper. Approximately 250 individuals from around the world participated in the webinar.
June 2013- Award from the Gates Foundation
Prof. Steckl of the NanoLab and Prof. Giovanni Pauletti of the UC College of Pharmacy were awarded a Gates Foundation Grand Challenges Grant to develop an Ultra-Low-Cost Loa Loa Paper Diagnostic Device. The project will investigate the feasability of paper-based urine tests for the rapid non-invasive detection of the filarial roundworm Loa loa, which causes the painful skin and eye disease loaisis, commonly found in western and central Africa. Current diagnostic approaches are invasive, involving visual detection of larvae in tissue or blood samples. The approach here utilizes the potential effect of parasite-released hormones found in the urine of infected individuals on the viscosity of animal blood spotted onto filter paper. The diagnostic test will be easy to perform and is projected to be inexpensive to manufacture.
Additional information is available at the following links:
• UC NEWS website
• Grand Challenges in Global Health website
Apr 2013- NanoLab paper published in Fuel Cells on 'Enhanced Performance of Micro-Electro-Mechanical-Systems (MEMS) Microbial Fuel Cells Using Electrospun Microfibrous Anode and Optimizing Operation'.
Feb 2013- 'Electronics on Paper' featured in IEEE Spectrum & UC NEWS.
Feb 2013- NanoLab paper published in IEEE Spectrum on 'Circuits on Cellulose'.
Jul 2012- Eliot Gomez and NanoLab OLED fabrication system featured on UC Research Website
May 2012- New NanoLab Publications.
• N. Bedford et al. (collaboration of Steckl group and Dion group), "Photocatalytic Cellulosic Electrospun Fibers for the Degradation of Potent Cyanobacteria Toxin Microcystin-LR", Royal Soc of Chemistry Journal of Materials Chemistry (DOI: 10.1039/c2jm31597a). Article is featured on the RSC JMC blog: http://blogs.rsc.org/jm/
• S. Punnamaraju, H. You and A. J. Steckl, “Triggered Release across Droplet Interface Lipid Bilayer Membrane” Langmuir DOI:10.1021/la3011663, May 2012
• N. Bedford et al., "Nanofiber-Based Bulk-Heterojunction Organic Solar Cells Using Coaxial Electrospinning" Advanced Energy Materials DOI:10.1002/aenm.201100674, May 2012
April 2012- Prof. Steckl gave an invited presentation on "Using Renewable Materials for Elecgtronics Devices - from Salmon DNA LEDs to Paper e-Paper" at the Materials Research Conf, San Francisco.
Mar 2012- UC News features UC NanoLab at Statehouse Showcase.
Jan 2012- New US patent (US 8,089,013) issued to Prof. Andrew Steckl and Prof. Jason Heikenfeld on Jan. 3, 2012: Liquid Logic Structures for Electronic Device Applications..
Dec 2011- Invited Paper on "Fabrication of natural DNA-containing organic light emitting diodes", presented at SPIE Conference, Aug. 2011, San Diego CA.
Dec 2011- NanoLab paper published in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces reports on Deactivating Chemical Agents Using Enzyme-Coated Nanofibers Formed by Electrospinning.
Nov 2011- Daewoo Han, a Postdoctoral Fellow at NanoLab, awarded 'URC Postdoctoral Fellow Research fund'.
Nov 2011- NanoLab paper published in Journal of Adhesion Science and Technology reports on Electrowetting on Flexible Substrates.
Oct 2011- Prof. Steckl gave a keynote presentation on "DNA - Ideal Biopolymer for Optoelectronics" at the International Workshop on Nano- and Bio-Photonics in St. Germain du Mont d'Or, France on Oct. 23, 2011. Workshop group photo taken at Chateau de Pommard, Burgundy.
July 2011- Review of "DNA as an Optical Material" published in Optics and Photonics News.
June 2011- University of Cincinnati searching commercialization partners for disposible e-reader technology developed in NanoLab.
May 2011- New footrace tradition at UC - Compus Dash. Former NanoLab student and current faculty member Jason Heikenfeld wins silver medal. Nanolab director Andrew Steckl is race director and wisely does not participate in actual race. Click for movie~!.
Mar 2011- Sri Punnamaraju presented the poster "Triggered Release of Contents across Droplet Interface Bilayer (DIB) Lipid Membrane using Photopolymerizable Lipids" that won the "Best Poster" award in UC Graduate Poster Forum 2011.
Feb 2011- NanoLab invited paper published in Proceedings of SPIE reports on Flexible electrowetting and electrowetting on flexible substrates.
Feb 2011- SPIE Newsroom discuss our research on Electrowetting: a flexible electronic-paper technology.
Jan 2011- NanoLab paper published in Journal of Materials Science - Special Focus Issue Self-Assembly and Directed Assembly of Advanced Materials reports on Unidirectional self-patterning of CaF2 nanorod arrays using capillary pressure.
Jan 2011- NanoLab paper published in Biomacromolecules reports on Immobilization of Stable Thylakoid Vesicles in Conductive Nanofibers by Electrospinning.
Jan 2011- Prof. Steckl has published 322 journal articles with his students and collaborators, which have received a total of over 4,675 citations and a Hirsch citation h-index of 36 in Dec. 2010.
Jan 2011- Prof. Steckl has been elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
He is the first engineer at UC to be elected Fellow of AAAS. The honor of being elected a Fellow of AAAS began in 1874. Prof. Steckl was honored for "distinguished contributions to optoelectronic devices, particularly for rare earth doped nitride electroluminescent devices and DNA-based organic light emitting diodes." .
Jan 2011- In Nov 2010, UC has issued a press release on our research for paper-based e-readers. As of Jan 5, 2011 the press release is approaching 10,000 views and the electronic reader technology breakthrough has been picked up on more than 30,000 Websites around the world. Among the many websites which have featured the results are: National Science Foundation, Science 360, R&D Magazine, TechNewsDaily , Fox News, Wired Magazine, PC World , Popular Science, International Business Times, Smart Planet . Mobile Magazine Washington Post, Popular Mechanics.
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