The Nano Institute of Utah hosted "A Day in the Life of a Nano-Scientist" for sixteen Jackson Elementary students
Sixth graders from Jackson Elementary, a west-side school in the Salt lake City School District, participated in “A Day in the Life of a Nano-scientist” hosted by the Nano Institute of Utah. The sixteen students are part of Adelante, a college awareness and preparatory partnership between the University of Utah’s College of Education and Jackson Elementary. Jennifer Indo, University of Utah, Diverse Student Early Outreach Coordinator, made arrangements for the field trip. Hamid, Ghandehari, Co-Director of the Institute introduced the students to “what it is like to be a nano-scientist” and graduate students, Nick Owen, Ryan Robinson, Nick Frazier and Matt Smith provided tours of the laboratories, demonstrations and hands-on activities.
High-tech creations from Utah busines on display at Capitol for Innovations Fair
Utah businesses, including spin-off companies from the University of Utah, displayed high-tech creations at the Capitol building during the 2013 Innovation Fair.Among the spin-off businesses were two founded by professors from the Nano Institute of Utah. TheraTarget, co-founded by Hamid Ghandehari and Jindrich Kopecek, presented graphic data on a new drug being developed for treatment of ovarian cancer. Vaporsens, founded by Ling Zang, displayed its “electronic dog nose”, an early prototype device for military police and boarder security to use to sniff out explosives and narcotics.The Innovation Fair was hosted by members of the Utah Science Technology and Research Initiative (USTAR) and the Governor's Office of Economic Development (GOED)
An Academic Exchange Agreement, between the Nano Institute of Utah, University of Utah and the Graduate School of Environmental Science, Hokkaido University, Japan, was signed on behalf of the University of Utah by Dr. Thomas Parks, Vice President for Research, on behalf of the Nano Institute of Utah, University of Utah by Dr. Marc Porter, Director and on behalf of the Graduate School of Environmental Science, Hokkaido university by Dr. Katsuaki Shimazu, Dean.
Nano Days is a nationwide festival of educational programs about nanoscale science and engineering and its potential impact on the future. Nano Days is all about connecting the general public to the scientific community. Guests have an opportunity to meet “nano scientists” and learn about their research through hands-on activities and presentations.
Nate and Yan (Zoe) to attend the 2012 GPEN Conference
Nate Larson and Yan (Zoe) Zhou have been selected to attend the 2012 GPEN Conference in Melbourne, Australia November 28-December 1, 2012
Quantum dots can emit a wider range of light with less energy than existing materials, so many believe they will be used in future generations of solar panels, televisions, cellphones and related products
In partnership with the Nano Institute and USTAR, NanoDays at the Natural History Museum of Utah featured five nano scientists who were on hand to help visitors explore research within the miniscule world of atoms, molecules and nanoscale forces.
Spring 2012 Seminars The Nano Institute is pleased to partner with the Department of chemistry and Department of Bioengineering to present three seminars for the spring 2012 semester.
NSF IGERT/NTP Training Program Joint Annual Retreat The Joint Annual Retreat for the National Science Foundation Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship Program on Nanobiosensors, Nanomaterials and Microfuidics and the Nanotechnology Training Program of the University of Utah recently concluded.
U Student Wins Top Award at Notre Dame Ryan Robinson, Bioengineering Undergraduate Student and Senior working in Dr. Hamid Ghandehari’s lab, has recently won the first place award at the University of Notre Dame’s national nanotechnology competition.
Fall 2011 Seminars The Nano Institute was proud to partner with the Departments of Bioengineering and Pharmaceutical Chemistry to host seminar speakers for the Fall 2011 Semester.
Nano Institute & nanoUtah on TV In conjunction with a story about nanoUtah 2010, reporters from KSL Channel 5 interviewed Graduate Student Adam Gormley and USTAR Professor Hamid Ghandehari regarding research with gold nanorods and collaboration with Huntsman Cancer Institute.
NanoDays 2011 NanoDays 2011 was held Saturday, June 18th, from 12-4 PM at the Main Salt Lake City Library. Demonstrations were for kids and adults alike and included memory wire, sand that can't get wet, and lasers that control nanoparticles.
Dr. Mihail Roco, NSF, Speaks at nanoUtah 09 Participants at nanoUtah 2009 were very fortunate to be addressed by keynote speaker, Dr. Mihail C. Roco. Dr. Roco is the Senior Advisor for Nanotechnology at the National Science Foundation (NSF) and a key architect of the National Nanotechnology Initiative. More...
How Size Matters in Catalysts Studies in chemistry at the University of Utah have demonstrated how smaller particle sizes of catalysts can make them more efficient and less costly.
NanoDays 2011 NanoDays is presented by the Nano Institute of Utah, the Utah Natural History Museum and the Leonardo, in partnership with the Salt lake City Main Library.
Nanoparticle Synthesis 2009-04-29 The novel properties, minute size, large surface area-to-volume ratio, and ability to be uptaken by bioentities all make nanoparticles of immense interest in our group.