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.
Dr. Filler joined participants of the National Student Leadership Conference (NSLC) at Georgia Tech to talk about the role of failure in science and engineering.
Congratulations to Maritza Mujica and Amar Mohabir for successfully defending their Ph.D. thesis proposals. Next stop: Ph.D.!
The first manuscript from a collaboration between the Filler and McDowell labs at Georgia Tech has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Physical Chemistry C. Titled "Reversible Tuning of the Surface Plasmon Resonance of Indium Tin Oxide Nanocrystals by Gas-Phase Oxidation and Reduction," the work combined in situ infrared spectroscopy and reaction-diffusion modeling to understand the gas phase oxidation and reduction of plasmonic ITO nanocrystals. Weize Hu lead the effort, which included computational contributions from Siwei Guo and TEM imaging from Matthew Boebinger.
A review/perspective paper authored by Profs. Filler, Behrens, and Breedveld, as well as Ph.D. student Maritza Mujica, titled "Process Principles for Large-Scale Nanomanufacturing" has been published online in the Annual Review of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. This paper outlines the process needs for translating recent advances in nanoscience to economically viable manufacturing environments.
Ho Yee's paper “Low-Temperature Growth of Axial Si/Ge Nanowire Heterostructures Enabled by Trisilane” has been accepted for publication by Chemistry of Materials. He used a new precursor chemistry to create nanowires containing axial Si/Ge heterostructures, which are useful building blocks for large-area electronic circuits and thermoelectrics.
Amar Mohabir is a recipient of the 2016 Shell Outstanding ChBE TA Award. He received this departmental award based on not only high teaching ratings from his students, but also extensive personalized feedback detailing how he had a positive impact on his students' learning. Congratulations!
Prof. Filler recently gave invited talks at the James Franck Institute at the University of Chicago and at the Department of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering at the University of South Florida. In both cases, the title of his talk was "The Vapor-Liquid-Solid Mechanism: Encoding Heterogeneity at the Nanoscale" and featured the work of current student Dmitry Boyuk and former students Saujan Sivaram and Li-Wei Chou.
Chengquan Wang recently joined the group as a postdoctoral scholar. He hails from Jiangsu University in Zhenjiang, China and will be studying the synthesis and properties of plasmonic nanoparticles. Welcome to the team!
Prof. Filler gave an invited talk at the Chemical Reactions at Surfaces Gordon Research Conference (GRC) in Lucca, Italy. He spoke about the lab's work on nanowire surface chemistry and its ability to choreograph growth.
We are excited to welcome Gözde Tütüncüoglu to the group as a postdoc. She received her Ph.D. from EPFL working with Anna Fontcuberta i Morral on the MBE growth of nanostructures. At Georgia Tech, Gözde will be working to understand and control thermal transport in semiconductor nanostructures. She is a joint member of the Filler and Maldovan groups.