NanoLab News

Nov 2016- > NanoLab publishes 2 articles in the Focus Issue on Paper Electronics of the Flexible and Printed Electronics Journal of the Institute of Physics (UK):

    •  Urine-Powered Sensor for “Smart” Diaper.
    •  Paper-Based Diagnostics with Zero On-Board Power

Sep 2016- Prof. Steckl is co-organizer of NSF Workshop on Paper-based Electronics for the 21st Century

Jun 2016- Nanolab's blood coagulation device is featured by NSF News media.

May 2016- Nanolab presents 1 invited talk, 2 oral presentations, 3 poster presentations at Interpore 2016.

Dec 2015- Prof. Andrew Steckl elected Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors.

Oct 2015- WVXU interviewed NanoLab alumni, Eliot Gomez on electrofying plants. He is currently researching at the Laboratory of Organic Electronics in the Linköping University, Sweden.

Dec 2015- NanoLab Presentations at Fall MRS Conference in Boston.
    •   Dr. Steckl - invited paper on “Blood, Sweat and Tears - Paper-Based Microfluidics”.
    •   Daewoo Han - two oral presentations on "Controlled Release of Antimicrobial Molecules from Nanofiber Membranes Produced by Multi-Axial Electrospinning” and "Mycophenolic Acid Incorporated Electrospun Fibers for Brain Cancer Treatment”.

Oct 2015- Nanolab Point-of-Care research featured on 2015 UC Graduate School Annual Report .

Sep 2015- Nanolab published the first peer-reviewed video journal paper in the Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE) on 'Phase Diagram Characterization Using Magnetic Beads as Liquid Carriers'.

Aug 2015- NanoLab paper published in ACS Analytical Chemistry on 'Electrospun Carbon Nanofiber Modified Electrodes for Stripping Voltammetry'.

Jun 2015- NanoLab paper published in Biosensors & Bioelectronics on 'Integrated OLED as excitation light source in fluorescent lateral flow immunoassays'.

Jun 2015- NanoLab presents 4 oral talks at EMC 2015 Columbus.
   • Dr.Steckl - DNA bases as Key Components of Organic Light Emitting Diodes
  • Daewoo Han - Multi-axially Electrospun Nanofiber Membranes with Antimicrobial Properties
  • Vishak Venkatraman - Integrated OLED as Excitation Light Source for Quantum Dot Fluorescent Lateral Flow Immunoassay
   • Prajokta Ray - Electrochemical Urine Sensor on Paper Substrate

Jan 2015- Eliot’s presentation at MRS is featured in the IEEE Spectrum.

Jan 2015- NanoLab paper published in ACS Photonics on 'Improved Performance of OLEDs on Cellulose/Epoxy Substrate Using Adenine as a Hole Injection Layer'.

Jan 2015- Nature Photonics Research Highlights reviews our article on the use of DNA nucleobases for improved performance of OLEDs.

Dec 2014- NanoLab paper published in Advanced Materials on 'Exploring the Potential of Nucleic Acid Bases in Organic Light Emitting Diodes'.

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

Dec 2013- The 2014 International Electrowetting Conference will be held in Cincinnati during June 23-25, 2014. Abstracts deadline- Jan 10, 2014.

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.

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

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'..

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:

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.


Dec 2010- NanoLab paper published in Langmuir reports on Voltage Control of Droplet Interface Bilayer Lipid Membrane Dimensions.

Dec 2010- NanoLab paper published in Applied Physics Express reports on Eu-doped GaN Films Grown by Phase Shift Epitaxy.

Nov 2010- NanoLab paper published in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces reports on Electrowetting on Paper for Electronic Paper Display. The paper was selected for the cover of the Nov 2010 issue.

Nov 2010- "Fast e-book readers" - Nature Photonics reviews NanoLab paper in Applied Physics Letters on Three Color Electrowetting Display. .

Sep 2010- Nick won the 3rd poster prize in Nano for the 3rd Millennium 2010 Conference.

Aug 2010- NanoLab paper published in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces reports on Self-cleaning Electrospun Fibers.

Aug 2010- NanoLab paper published in Applied Physics Letters reports on Dose effects in electron beam irradiation of DNA-complex thin films.

Aug 2010- Eurekalert discussed our paper and results for Three color electrowetting display.

Jul 2010- Dr.Steckl awarded 'National Academy of Inventors' in recognition of advanced technological development and innovation.

Jul 2010- The paper and results for Three color electrowetting display are also discussed at - "Oil-based color pixels could let you watch videos on e-paper".

Jul 2010- NanoLab paper published in Applied Physics Letters reports on Three color electrowetting display device for electronic paper.

Jul 2010- Dr.Steckl gave the invited talk on 2010 International Meeting on Electrowetting @ Pohang in South Korea. Click for photos~!!.

Mar 2010- NanoLab paper published in Langmuir reports on Complementary Electrowetting Devices on Plasma-Treated Fluoropolymer Surfaces.

Feb 2010- Nick's brother, Ryan Bedford, attend Winter Olympic 2010 @ Vancouver as a US speedskater~!!!

Jan 2010- Nanolab paper published in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces reports on Immunoassay on Free-Standing Electrospun Membranes.

Jan 2010- Nanolab paper published in Journal of Crystal Growth reports on Effect of growth conditions on Eu3+ luminescence in GaN.

Jan 2010- Prof. Steckl has published 241 papers (1980-2009) with his students and collaborators, which have received a total of over 4,117 citations resulting in 17 citations per paper and a Hirsch citation h-index of 33 in Dec. 2009.

Dec 2009- NanoLab activities @ MRS 2009 Fall Conference - Electrospinning Nanofibers Symposium - two presentations including Dr.Steckl's Invited paper, poster award - 1st prize, etc.

Aug 2009- NanoLab paper published in Langmuir reports on a Role of Surfactants in the Interaction of Dye Molecules in Natural DNA Polymers

Apr 2009- NanoLab paper published in Langmuir reports on a Superhydrophobic and Oleophobic Fibers by Coaxial Electrospinning - Listed on Journal's Top 20 Most Downloaded Articles in last 12 months (Aug'09 ~ Jun'10)

Mar 2009- NanoLab paper published in Lab-on-a-Chip reports on a nanoporous membrane integrated microfluidic device which achieved million-fold protein accumulation in 200 seconds

Mar 2009- Daewoo Han and Nick bedford present the poster "Core/sheath Micro/nanofibers by Coaxial Electrospinning" that won the "Best in Show" award in Graduate Poster Forum 2009

Jan 2009- Prof. Steckl has published with his students and collaborators over 370 papers, which have received a total of over 3,800 citations to date (390 citations in 2008) resulting in a Hirsch citation h-index of 32 in Dec. 2008.

Dec 2008- Memories of former students at MRS conferences.

Nov 2008- Incorporation of light emitting dye molecules in DNA thin films. - Posted on MRS website .

Aug 2008- UC NSF Program on Membranes selects Prof. Steckl for Mentor Recognition Award. As part of the program, UC freshman Phillip Langenkamp worked in the NanoLab during the summer with graduate student Sri Punnamaraju on unsupported lipid membranes.

Jul 2008- Electrical features NanoLab work on LiquiFET.

Apr 2008- Nearly ideal phosphor converted white light emitting diode reported by NanoLab.

Mar 2008- Salmon sperm's Bright Future.

Nov 2007- Sockeyes raise value of permits.

Nov 2007- Alaska salmon price and permit values ticking upwards .

Oct 2007- Wanted: Salmon Sperm - To be Used for Light Research.

Oct 2007- Salmon sperm being used in military LED research .

Oct 2007- Make light of...light

Oct 2007- Salmon Sperm Lox in Brightness

Sept 2007- UCF General Education Program Unifying Theme>> Salmon DNA Used in...

Sept 2007- Salmon Sperm - the new force in energy efficient LED lighting

Sept 2007- Salmon Sperm Eyed As Source For Eco-Friendly BioLEDs

Sept 2007- Could sockeye become the raw material for Idaho's next Micron?

Sept 2007- Measured against Reality: September 2007.

Sept 2007- Share the truth - in Science & Technology:LED from salmon sperm.

Sept 2007- Salmon Sperm Make for Better LEDs.

Sept 2007- In the Lab: Salmon Sperm, Zinc Oxide, Pollutant Testing.

Sept 2007- Better LEDs from salmon sperm.

Sept 2007- Top US boffin plans jizz-based LEDs.

Sept 2007- Salmon sperm for a brighter future?

Sept 2007- Salmon sperm makes LEDs better.

Sept 2007- Salmon Garnish Points the Way to Green Electronics.

Jul 2007- NanoBio research is going to be a major new direction for UC (see articles @ UC and WVXU)

Jun 2007- LIGHT EMITTING DIODES: Salmon DNA brightens OLEDs.

Jun 2007- Prof. Steckl is Guest Editor of Special Joint Issue on Solid State Lighting of IEEE J. Display Technology and IEEE J. Selected Topics Quant. Electronics

Apr 2007- The LiquiFET story posted on the NSF web site

Apr 2007- Materials World April 2007 article discusses UC NanoLab LiquiFET results

Apr 2007- NSF funded research on liquid transistor is described in UC publication

Mar 2007- Lasing from grating of DNA+dye molecules is featured on cover of Applied Optics

Feb 2007- Salmon DNA improves OLED performance.

Jan 2007- DNA Photonics article in 1st issue of Nature Photonics

Jan 2007-Liquid transistor connects fluids with electronics is now available

Dec 2006-Nanolab Publications Milestone -3000+ citations to date (325 citations in 2006)

June 2006-Light-Emitting Diodes: Salmon DNA brightens OLEDs is now available

May 2006-Salmon DNA improves OLED performance is now available

May 2006-Salmon DNA boosts OLED Performance -Usher in "Bio-LEDs"? is now available

May 2006-Researchers develop "fishy" way to improve OLEDs is now available

May.2006-Our BiOLED device is selected as the cover page for App. Phys. Lett.

Apr.2006-Dr. Steckl is the winner of the 2006 Rieveschl Award for Distinguished Scientific Research, the highest recognition for research at the University of Cincinnati

Jan.2006-The silicic laser, which works in the visible region is created-Elements-News of Science (English version)

Jan. 2006-Fresh perspectives propel advances-Laser Focus World

Jan. 2006-Visible silicon laser makes its debut-Opto & Laser Europe

Dec. 2005-Silicon-Based Laser Emits in visible- Photonics Spectra

Dec.2005-Visible rare-earth-doped laser is fabricated on silicon-Laser Focus World

Dec. 2005- Erster Silizium-Laser im sichtbaren Bereich

Sept. 2005------------GaN:Eu on Si stimulated emission-J. App. Phys.

Sept. 2005-The MRS Spring 2005 proceedings volume on rare earths is now available

Sept. 2005-SIMS service rate dropped

Sept. 2005-The inaugural issue of JDT table of contents and papers

Sept. 2005-IEEE New Journal Sheds Light On Display Technologies

Jun.2005-IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics-Dr. Steckl, Asociated Guest Editor for Solid State Lighting

May. 2005-UC is ranked #2 in "Nano" education by Small Times Magazine

Apr. 2005-Electrowetting light valves shape up

Feb. 2005-rare earth doped GaN-Laser focus world

Jan. 2005-Oil and water drive display -Latest technology research news

Jan. 2005-New IEEE Journal of Display Technology-Dr. Steckl, Associate Editor for Solid State Lighting  

 Jan. 2005-Electrowetting switchable fluorescence-chosen for Appl. Phys. Lett. cover

 Nov. 2004-GaN:Eu stimulated emission-Appl. Phys. Lett.

 Feb. 2004 SIMS machine is ready for service. Trace components analysis service is provided at a reasonable cost

01/30/04 A new SIMS machine has been installed in NanoLab.

11/06/03 NanoLab Alumni met boss at LEOS in Tucson, Arizona, from Otc. 28-31, 2003.

10/24/03 Halloween party for 2003 was held one week before the Halloween day.


06/26/03 Chanaka the great, one of the fastest runners in NanoLab, passed his proposal defense today,

                   after joining our lab for two years.


06/13/03 NanoLab 03' picnic was also on today to celebrate our new PhDs.


06/13/03 2003 Hooding Ceremony was held today. Dr. Steckl came back this morning from Paris for his four PhDs.


06/10/03 NanoLab patents, a big contribution as moneymaker for UC. Read The Cincinnati Enquirer (June 8, 2003).


05/14/03 Chris passed his Ph.D. Dissertation defense today. He is the 3rd Ph.D. from NanoLab this year.


05/06/03 Great Sunday in Cincinnati: NanoLab Team (Jason, Dr. Steckl, Bob (J.) and Joe) took part in

                   Flying Pig Marathon again. Totally 3 hours 11min was taken for 26.2miles.


04/25/03 Very productive week: two new Ph.D. from NanoLab! Bob (H) and Lin passed their dissertation defenses.


02/18/03 John and Dr. Steckl's paper on Integrating Color Displays (published in Appl. Phys. Lett. 82, 502(2003))

                   is reviewed in SCIENCE (Vol. 299, (2003)), Editor's Choice. Congratulations!


12/12/02 Dr. Steckl, Chris, Don, John, Lin and Ming attended 02'MRS Fall Meeting at Boston, Dec. 2-6, 2002.

                   The poster from John and Dr. Steckl won poster award.

                   The poster from Lin, Dr. Steckl and Dr. Scofield received an honorable mention.


12/12/02 Nanolab had a large group at MRS02' Fall Meeting at Boston, including six current members

                   and four former members, Boon, John Chen, Matt and Ron.


11/02/02 The new published magazine HORIZONS reported Dr. Steckl's "Open for Bussness"


10/30/02 Welcome to NanoLab 02'Halloween Party on Oct. 31, 2002 (Thursday), starting from 16:00.

                   Location: Rhodes Hall, room 910.


 06/18/02 NanoLab research on color integration was reported by "Photonics Technology News".


06/07/02 The 2002 Ph.D. commencement was held this morning. Dr. Jason Heikenfeld and

                    Dr. Dong-seon Lee from NanoLab were hooded by Prof. Dr. Steckl.


05/29/02 Dr. Ji Cheng, the 2nd Ph.D. of NanoLab in 2002.


02/01/02 Dr. Dong-seon Lee, the 1st Ph.D. of NanoLab in 2002.


01/25/02 Want to know UC? See Prof. Steckl first.


12/20/01  We will have a Christmas Party at our boss' house this Saturday. Wahaaaaa! 


12/18/01  Dr. Steckl and Jason are on UC web page again:


12/19/01  Lin gave her proposal for Ph.D. candidate on Dec. 11, 2001 and passed it. Great job!


12/14/01  NanoLab's  X-system for thin film growth was installed on Nov. 14, 2001. 

                    Today Bob J. grew the first sample.


11/01/01  NanoLab 01' Halloween Party was as good as last year. Want to see it?

                    Click here for more photos.


10/20/01  "'Extreme' Innovation Sparks High-Tech Firm". UC's newspaper, Currents,

                    reported Prof. Steckl's new success in building a high-tech firm. 

                    To read detail, please visit the web site


10/30/01  NanoLab's newly upgraded MOCVD system (AIX 200) produced the first sample of 

                    GaN on sapphire substrate.


07/04/01  Jason passed his PhD dissertation defence yesterday. He is the fourth PhD from

                    NanoLab in 2001. Congratulations!


07/03/01  DRC&EMC were held at the Univ. of Notre Dame in Indiana from June 25 to 29 this year. 

                    Five presentations from NanoLab were given at these two conferences.

                    Click here for interesting photos.


06/21/01  Chris, Chanaka and Yongqiang joined in NanoLab. Welcome, guys!


06/08/01  NanoLab Picnic 01' following the commencement had a lot of fun. 

                    Click here to view nice pictures.


06/08/01  Commencement 01' of Univ. of Cincinnati was held today. Four new PhD from NanoLab 

                    were hooded in the Commencement. 

                    Congratulations!  Dr. Boon LeeDr. Mike Garter, Dr. Robert Chi and Dr. Irving Chyr!  

                    Prof. Steckl is so happy with his four new PhD.


  06/05/01  Dr. Steckl and Jay attended 3-Beam Conference (05.30 - 06.01) at Washington D.C. 


  05/11/01  NanoLab has had its Gamma Station working. Great job, Bob!


  04/11/01  Irving - the third Ph.D from NanoLab in 2001. Congratulations!


  04/05/01  "Robert, NanoLab guys miss you." Famous Robert passed his Ph.D defence on 03/27/01

                     UC newspaper on March 30, 2001 reported this work. Now he is working in California. 




  03/21/01 "Digital thin-film memory devices store data in color" reported by Laser Focus World:

                    Researchers at the Nanoelectronics Laboratory (Nanolab) at the University of Cincinnati 

                    (Cincinnati, OH) have developed a nontraditional approach to increasing the density of 

                    optical memory. 

                    Click for full story.



  03/21/01 LEOS reported Photonics/Optoelectronics Research at UC


  03/21/01 "Focus on Technology", Radio interview of Dr. Steckl by WVXU.


  03/13/01 A new Ph.D was born in NanoLab: Mike Garter passed his dissertation defence. Congratulations!


  02/27/01 Irving found his job and moved to ARIZONA today. He will be back for defence in March.


  01/31/01 Robert became famous:

                    Color deepens data storage was reported by TRN News


  01/29/01 Electronics Times ( reports our research on DTF Optical Memory