Ohio University

NQPI scientists at work in lab

Nanoscale & Quantum Phenomena Institute

Nanoscale & Quantum Phenomena Institute

Nanoscale & Quantum Phenomeno Institute at Ohio University

About the Nanoscale & Quantum Phenomena Institute

NQPI faculty members having expertise in biology, chemistry, engineering, mathematics, physics, and other relevant fields. They engage in research ranging from organic materials to semiconductors and spanning the macroscopic to nanoscale and quantum regimes.

Recent NQPI News:

White and Pordel Use NMR, Infrared Spectroscopy to Study Impact of Ligand Set During Light-Activated CO Release

Dr. Jessica White, portrait in officeDr. Jessica White and third-year Ph.D. student Shabnam Pordel recently published an article titled “Impact of Mn(I) photoCORM ligand set on photochemical intermediate formation during visible light-activated CO release” in Inorganica Chimica Acta. White is Assistant Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry at Ohio University. She is also a member of the […]

The post White and Pordel Use NMR, Infrared Spectroscopy to Study Impact of Ligand Set During Light-Activated CO Release appeared first on Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences.

Read More
Posted on 11/12/2019

Fulbright Scholar Alajerami Speaks on New Glass Material for Radiation Protection

Yasser Alajerami, portraitFrom Ohio University News By Ling Xin NQPI Editorial Intern Fulbright Scholar Dr. Yasser Alajerami from Al-Azhar University-Gaza discussed his latest research on a new type of glass material that could be used as a protective shielding at radiation facilities. Alajerami is a Fulbright Scholar at Ohio University for 2019-20. […]

The post Fulbright Scholar Alajerami Speaks on New Glass Material for Radiation Protection appeared first on Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences.

Read More
Posted on 10/28/2019

Notable Alumni | Andreas Weichselbaum Models Quasiparticles That Could Be Future of Quantum Computing

Theoretical calculations performed by (left to right) Neil Robinson, Robert Konik, Alexei Tsvelik, and Andreas Weichselbaum of Brookhaven Lab's Condensed Matter Physics and Materials Science Department suggest that Majorana fermions exist in the boundaries of magnetic materials with different magnetic phases. Majorana fermions are particle-like excitations that emerge when single electrons fractionalize into two halves, and their unique properties are of interest for quantum applications.Editor’s Note: The College of Arts & Sciences Notable Alumni Awards honor alumni for broad career accomplishments, commitment to community service, and valuable contributions to Ohio University and the College of Arts & Sciences. Andreas Weichselbaum ’04 Ph.D. Physics Dr. Andreas Weichselbaum is working on a tiny puzzle that could […]

The post Notable Alumni | Andreas Weichselbaum Models Quasiparticles That Could Be Future of Quantum Computing appeared first on Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences.

Read More
Posted on 10/20/2019

Rodriguez-Vega Speaks on Light-Driven Quantum Materials at NQPI Seminar

By Rachael Beardsley NQPI Editorial Intern Dr. Martin Rodriguez-Vega, a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Texas at Austin, discussed light-driven quantum materials on Oct. 3 as part of the Nanoscale and Quantum Phenomena Institute seminar series. Rodriquez-Vega spoke about recent efforts toward understanding mechanisms for the control of magnetic […]

The post Rodriguez-Vega Speaks on Light-Driven Quantum Materials at NQPI Seminar appeared first on Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences.

Read More
Posted on 10/18/2019

Physics Alumnus Returns to Lead Workshop on Software Design

Greg Petersen By Rachael Beardsley NQPI Editorial Intern Ohio University Nanoscale and Quantum Phenomena Institute hosted Ohio University alum Dr. Greg Petersen on Aug. 5-7 to lead a workshop on ‘Modern Software Design for Physicists’ aimed at teaching modern design principles. Students received instruction on a general framework to develop codes […]

The post Physics Alumnus Returns to Lead Workshop on Software Design appeared first on Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences.

Read More
Posted on 10/08/2019

Chen Reports on Protein Interaction at NQPI Seminar

Dr. Tai-Yen Chen, portraitBy Rachael Beardsley NQPI Editorial Intern University of Houston chemistry professor Dr. Tai-Yen Chen discussed the single-molecule dissection of vitamin B12 during its interaction with adenosyltransferase (ATR) on Sept. 19 as part of the Nanoscale and Quantum Phenomena Institute seminar series. Chen found that the enzyme ATR helps transfer the […]

The post Chen Reports on Protein Interaction at NQPI Seminar appeared first on Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences.

Read More
Posted on 10/04/2019

Sharma Discusses Molecular Modeling and Soft Matter at NQPI Seminar

Dr Sumit Sharma, portraitBy Kate Nichols NQPI Editorial Intern Ohio University Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Assistant Professor Sumit Sharma presented “Molecular Simulations of Adsorption and Self-Assembly of Surfactants on Metal Surfaces” on Sept. 5 as part of the Nanoscale & Quantum Phenomena Institute seminar series. Sharma and his research group in OHIO’s Russ […]

The post Sharma Discusses Molecular Modeling and Soft Matter at NQPI Seminar appeared first on Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences.

Read More
Posted on 09/30/2019

Hla Develops Robust Molecular Propeller that Enables Unidirectional Rotations

Dr. Saw-Wai Hla, portraitA team of scientists led by OHIO Professor of Physics Dr. Saw-Wai Hla and Dr. Gwenael Rapenne from Toulouse developed a molecular propeller that enables unidirectional rotations on a material surface when energized. The team is from from Ohio University, Argonne National Laboratory, Universitié de Toulouse in France and Nara […]

The post Hla Develops Robust Molecular Propeller that Enables Unidirectional Rotations appeared first on Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences.

Read More
Posted on 08/24/2019

‘Fast and Furious’ Researchers Shed Light on Nanostructures

Artist concept of ultrafast energetic electrons injected from gold nanocrystals in recent experiments on photophysics  Catching ultra-fast energetic (hot) electrons created by light photons in plasmonic nanodevices has been a nearly impossible task until now. A research team led by Dr. Alexander Govorov, Distinguished Professor of Physics & Astronomy at Ohio University, published a paper on “The fast and the furious: Ultrafast hot electrons […]

The post ‘Fast and Furious’ Researchers Shed Light on Nanostructures appeared first on Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences.

Read More
Posted on 07/22/2019

Jakkala Reflects on Physics Graduate Program Strengths

By Kate Nichols NQPI editorial intern Dr. Pratheesh Jakkala graduated from Ohio University with his Ph.D. in physics in 2016. His research focused on the fabrication of solar cells and III-V Nitrides using a sputtering method and characterization of solar cells and thin films. Jakkala has most recently served as […]

The post Jakkala Reflects on Physics Graduate Program Strengths appeared first on Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences.

Read More
Posted on 07/15/2019