Nanowires highly ‘anelastic,’ research shows

At the nanoscale, familiar materials often take on unexpected properties. Researchers from Brown and NC State have shown that zinc oxide nanowires are highly anelastic, meaning they return to shape slowly after being bent, rather than snapping right back. Anelastic materials are good at dissipating of kinetic energy. This new finding suggest nanowires could be useful in absorbing shocks and vibrations.

(Distributed July 27, 2015)

Army Research Office Workshop Event

Army Research Office June 2015 Workshop Event
June 1 and 2, 2015 

Brown University's Institute for Molecular and Nanoscale Innovation (IMNI) hosted a workshop on "Stress Controlled Catalysis via Engineered Nanostructures," supported by the Army Research Office (ARO).

(Distributed July 14, 2015)

GAANN Mini Conference Event

 GAANN Mini Conference Event
June 10, 2015

Our GAANN Training Grant by the U.S. Department of Educaton supports fellows who are pursuing interdisciplinary research and teaching in the applications and implications of nanotechnology.

(Distributed July 14, 2015)

Assistant Professor Ian Wong Receives Pierrepont Award

Assistant Professor of Engineering Ian Wong has been named the recipient of this year's Nathalie Rutherford Pierrepont'07 prize for leadership, career advising, and motivation.

This is the fifth annual Pierrepont Award, which is offered through the Center for Careers and Life After Brown (CareerLAB), to recognize faculty members who have been especially helpful to students in shaping their life goals and plans after Brown.

(Distributed June 15, 2015)

Professor Huajian Gao to Receive Nadai Medal

Brown University Professor of Engineering Huajian Gao has been selected to receive the 2015 Nadai Medal from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) for groundbreaking contributions to hierarchical nanotwinned metals, energy storage materials, metallic glasses, and diffusional creep of metal thin films.

(Distributed June 9, 2015)
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