Dr. Filler presented two talks at the IEEE Research and Applications of Photonics in Defense (RAPID) Conference. The first was a keynote titled "Scalable Nanophotonics Manufacturing" and second was a focused research presentation titled "Scalable Production and Characterization of Semiconductor Nanowires for Applications in Photonics".
Congratulations to Weize Hu whose paper titled "Enhanced Photodesorption from Near- and Mid-Infrared Plasmonic Nanocrystal Thin Films" was just accepted for publication in the Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology A. It was also chosen as an Editor's Pick! In this work, Weize shows that low energy infrared light coupled to surface plasmons supported by a metal oxide nanocrystal thin film can accelerate the desorption of two model molecules.
Congratulations to Dr. Weize Hu for successfully defending his Ph.D. thesis titled "Surface Chemical Studies of Metal Oxide Nanocrystals Supporting Infrared Localized Surface Plasmon Resonances”. He begins a position at Applied Materials in August.
Dr. Filler visited the Department of Physics at the University of Georgia (UGA) where he presented a talk titled "The Vapor-Liquid-Solid Mechanism: Programming Heterogeneity at the Nanoscale." Thanks to Yohannes Abate for hosting such a great visit!
Congratulations to Amy Brummer for successfully passing her qualifying exams. She is now formally a doctoral candidate in the School of Materials Science & Engineering!
Congratulations to Dmitriy Boyuk for successfully defending his dissertation titled "Engineering Localized Surface Plasmons in Doped Semiconductor Nanomaterials."
Trent Weiss (second from the left in the picture below) won 1st place at the 2018 Air Products Undergraduate Research Poster Session, beating out more than 25 other undergraduate students. Congratulations!
We welcome Dr. Arslan Shehzad to the lab as our newest postdoc! He hails from Pakistan and completed a Ph.D. in nanotechnology and materials engineering at Sejong University in South Korea. He will be working on a project recently funded by Intel that lies at the intersection of nanowires and 2-D materials.
Congratulations to 1st year student Amy Brummer on being selected for both the NSF (GRFP) and DOD (NDSEG) graduate student fellowships! (In 2018, only 69 NDSEG fellowships were awarded nationwide).
Martin Ek's review article titled "Atomic-Scale Choreography of Vapor−Liquid−Solid Nanowire Growth" will be featured on the cover of the January 2018 issue of Accounts of Chemical Research. Congrats Martin!
The Filler Lab is in search of a postdoc for a new project at the intersection of semiconductor nanowires and 2-D materials. The ideal candidate would have experience in materials synthesis and characterization, and preferably be comfortable with vacuum systems. If you have an interest in such a position and are available to start in the next few months, please email your CV to Prof. Filler.
Trent Weiss was named a 2017/2018 Air Products Undergraduate Researcher. He will receive $1500 to support his research on semiconductor nanowire surface functionalization. Congratulations!
Martin Ek's manuscript titled "Atomic-scale Choreography of Vapor-Liquid-Solid Nanowire Growth" was accepted to Accounts of Chemical Research. He reviews our state-of-the-art understanding of the atomic-scale thermodynamic and kinetic phenomena that control the vapor-liquid-solid growth of semiconductor nanowires. Congratulations!
Amy Brummer joined the Filler lab starting this fall semester. She's co-advised with Eric Vogel from Materials Science and Engineering and will be working on scalable methods to fabricate nanowire-based devices. Welcome, Amy!
Dr. Filler was named the Traylor Faculty Fellow in the School of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering.