Program Highlights for year 2006
A collaboration of experimentalists and theorists at the Chicago MRSEC has discovered a new, general route for creating nanoparticle monolayers that retain order across millions of particles, without holes, while staying compact over macroscopic distances.
When a marble or ball-bearing is dropped onto a bed of fine, loose sand, one first observes a broad splash of sand at impact. Then, a tall jet of granular material shoots up vertically.
In March, a group of physicists from the Chicago MRSEC visited Washington DC to talk about science to Congressional Representatives, their staff, and others. The message: basic research is vital to America's economy and our childrens' futures.
Working collaboratively, research groups at the Chicago MRSEC have developed new label-free analytical systems that utilize ultra-small sample sizes of cellular lysate, yet allow these single samples to be assayed for multiple kinase activities.
Several MRL Faculty members were honored this summer and early fall for achievements in and significant contributions to their respective fields.
Paul A. Heiney and Virgil Percec
R.M. Suter /CMU MRSEC, Carnegie Mellon University, NSF DMR- 0520425
Jia Sun, Brad Payne, Greg Szulczewski, and Silas Blackstock (February, 2006)