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Nanoscale & Quantum Phenomena Institute

Nanoscale & Quantum Phenomena Institute

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:

Notable Ph.D. Alumnus Reflects on His OHIO Experience

By Kate Nichols NQPI Editorial Intern Nanoscale and Quantum Phenomena Institute 2020 Spring Newsletter Theoretical physicist and Ohio University alumnus Andreas Weichselbaum (Ph.D. 2004) returned to OHIO to deliver an  NQPI colloquium on numerical techniques based on tensor network states. During his visit, the College of Arts & Sciences presented […]

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Posted on 06/24/2020

Physicists Explore Magnetic Impurities

By Ling Xin NQPI Editorial Intern Nanoscale and Quantum Phenomena Institute 2020 Spring Newsletter A team led by Ohio University physicist Sergio Ulloa has used numerical simulations to study different mechanisms behind the behavior of long chains of magnetic impurities, which could be potentially useful in the transmission of quantum […]

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Posted on 06/24/2020

NQPI Announces 2018-19 Dissertation Award Co-Winners

By Rachael Beardsley NQPI Editorial Intern Nanoscale and Quantum Phenomena Institute 2020 Spring Newsletter The Nanoscale and Quantum Phenomena Institute announced Oscar Avalos-Ovando and Dawei Zhai as co-winners of the 2018-19 NQPI Outstanding Dissertation Award. Avalos-Ovando was recognized for his work under Physics and Astronomy professor Sergio Ulloa entitled “Magnetic […]

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Posted on 06/24/2020

Developing Copper Photosensitizers for A Greener Future

By Ling Xin NQPI Editorial Intern Nanoscale and Quantum Phenomena Institute Spring 2020 Newsletter A team led by Ohio University chemist and NQPI member Travis White is working to advance our understanding of the basic processes involving copper photosensitizers to drive chemical reactions, which can shed light on efficient, economic, […]

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Posted on 06/24/2020

Stinaff Re-elected NQPI Director: Sets Goals for Next Term

By Ling Xin NQPI Editorial Intern Nanoscale and Quantum Phenomena Institute 2020 Spring Newsletter Physics and Astronomy Associate Professor Eric Stinaff has been re-elected to serve as the Institute’s director for a third term (2020-2023). Stinaff, whose expertise is in experimental condensed matter physics and first became the NQPI director […]

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Posted on 06/24/2020

Rahman Blends Physics and Electrical Engineering

By Rachael Beardsley NQPI Editorial Intern Nanoscale and Quantum Phenomena Institute 2020 Spring Newsletter The Nanoscale and Quantum Phenomena Institute’s newest member, Dr. Faiz Rahman, discovered his interest in Electrical Engineering early in his Physics career. Now, his research blends the two disciplines with a focus on electronics and photonics. […]

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Posted on 06/24/2020

Govorov Proposes Chiral Nanocrystals for Novel Uses

By Katelyn Nichols NQPI Editorial Intern Nanoscale and Quantum Phenomena Institute 2020 Spring Newsletter Physics & Astronomy Distinguished Professor of Physics and NQPI Member Sasha Govorov and his group recently published a paper titled “Hot Electrons Generated in Chiral Plasmonic Nanocrystals as a Mechanism for Surface Photochemistry and Chiral Growth” […]

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Posted on 06/24/2020

Cimatu Studies Materials for Cornea Replacement

Katherine CimatuBy Kate Nichols NQPI Editorial Intern Nanoscale and Quantum Phenomena Institute 2020 Spring Newsletter Physical Chemist and NQPI member Katherine Cimatu and her group focus on investigating the surface and interfacial properties of soft polymers. Polymers are substances made up of a chain of repeated monomers. Creating a multifunctional polymeric […]

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Posted on 06/24/2020

NQPI Director’s Message

By Dr. Eric Stinaff Nanoscale and Quantum Phenomena Institute 2020 Spring Newsletter Dear Colleagues: We hope this newsletter finds you safe and healthy. With the global spread of COVID-19, these past months have certainly been a challenging time. As our daily routines have been upended and our personal and professional […]

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Posted on 06/24/2020

Knavel Models Solid-State Dewetting of Barium Thin Films

Sierra Knavel, portraitOhio University senior HTC mathematics major Sierra Knavel is the lead author on an article about “A mathematical model of solid-state dewetting of barium thin films on W(112)” in the journal Mathematical Modelling of Natural Phenomena. Knavel has had several undergraduate research experiences, spending the summer of 2019 at the […]

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Posted on 03/07/2020