Carlo Pantano and Hank Foley explain how Penn State nanotechnology research will affect our future.
Carlo Pantano is distinguished professor of materials science and engineering and director of the Materials Research Institute. He is a leading authority on glass, glass surfaces, and coatings, including bioactive glasses for medicine.
Henry C. Foley is professor of chemical engineering, vice-president for research. His research is in nanoporous carbons, hydrogen storage, and carbon membranes. He holds 11 US patents and consults widely with industry.
Eric Mockensturm and Vin Crespi talk about using computation tools to take nanoscience from theory to functional devices.
Eric M. Mockensturm is assistant professor of mechanical engineering. He received the NSF's five-year Early Career Development Grant and is a member of the Center for Acoustics and Vibrations. He models and designs devices on the macro, micro, and nanoscale.
Vincent H. Crespi is a distinguished professor of physics and materials science and engineering and associate director of the National Science Foundation's Penn State Center for Nanoscale Science. His field of expertise is materials theory. He is a sought after collaborator for his understanding of nanoscale materials and holds two nanotechnology patents.
Paul Weiss was professor of chemistry and chysics at Penn State from 1989 to 2009. In 2009 he joined the UCLA chemistry and biochemistry departments as the Kavli Chair in NanoSystem Sciences and director of the California NanoSystems Institute. In this video, Weiss discusses molecular switches, self-assembled monolayers, molecular rulers, and other technologies he developed while at Penn State.
Jong-in Hahm was assistant professor of chemical engineering at Penn State from 2003 to 2010. In 2010, she joined the Georgetown University Department of Chemistry. In this video, Hahm described her research that involves developing new nanomaterials for use as biosensors, molecular probes, and in genetic screening.
The late Peter Eklund was professor of physics and materials science and engineering at Penn State from 1987 until his death in 2009. He was a major figure in the world of condensed matter physics and world famous for his experiments on nanotubes, graphene, nanowires, and fullerenes. In this video, Prof. Eklund talks about the unexpected properties of nanowires. .