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Yearly Archives: 2011

Boise State Approved for Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering

Graduate students seeking to attend Boise State now have a new opportunity available for study, as the Idaho State Board of Education has approved a doctoral program in materials science and engineering. Boise State now offers seven doctoral programs, including electrical and computer engineering and biomolecular sciences. Read the article by clicking here.

St. John’s University Professor Visits the Nanoscale Materials & Device Research Group

Dr. Phil Lukeman, Associate Professor in the Department of Chemistry at St. Johns University, New York, presented his work at the Materials Science and Engineering Department Seminar series. Dr. Lukeman discussed DNA nanotechnology and on performing research primarily with undergraduate students. He also visited with the NMDG for several days. Learn more about Dr. Lukeman’s research by clicking here.

Dr. Will Hughes Goes Beyond the Blue

Dr. Will Hughes was featured in a Boise State University Beyond the Blue podcast. In the podcast, Dr. Hughes discusses NMDG’s research in the field of DNA technology. Click to read more or to listen to the podcast.

Kavli Prize Laureate Ned Seeman Visits the Nanoscale Materials & Device Research Group

Dr. Ned Seeman, Professor of Chemistry at New York University and 2010 winner of the prestigious Kavli Prize for his work in starting the field of DNA nanotechnology, delivered a special session of the Materials Science and Engineering Department Seminar at the Special Events Center at Boise State. The event, sponsored by the NMDG, was attended by over 500 students and faculty.

Nanoscale Materials & Device Research Group Members Present at IIRW

NMDG electrical engineering undergraduate students Shane Pugmire, Shem Purnell and Blake Rapp recently attended the International Integrated Reliability Workshop with research advisor Dr. Bill Knowlton. Blake presented work on Au-nanoparticle decorated DNA origami nanotubes and Shem and Shane on negative bias temperature instabilities (NBTI) at cryogenic temperatures. Former NMDG member Dr. Ricki Southwick, of the National Institute of Standards and Measurements (NIST), presented research on NBTI with NMDG group members Pugmire, Purnell, Rapp, Dr. Bill Knowlton, Dr. Jason Ryan of NIST, and collaborators Dr. Tibor Grasser of Technical University of Vienna and Dr. Ben Kaczer of imec in Leuven, Belgium.