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World's smallest OU, made of 51 silver atoms on a silver surface. Courtesy of Saw-Wai Hla.

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:

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 […]

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Posted on 08/24/2019

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 […]

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Posted on 07/15/2019

Wickramasinghe Presents on New Method of Growing 2D Semiconductors for Industrial Application

Thushan Wickramasinghe in his labBy Ling Xin NQPI editorial intern Ohio University physics doctoral student Thushan Wickramasinghe presented his latest research on two-dimensional transition metal dichalcogenides at “The Ohio State University Materials Week” in Columbus in May. Wickramasinghe works with Dr. Eric Stinaff, Associate Professor in Physics and Astronomy and a Nanoscale and Quantum […]

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Posted on 06/10/2019

Showalter Receives Baker Award for Study of Plant Cell Wall Proteins

Dr. Allan Showalter’s lab is studying Arabidopsis thaliana, a plant commonly used as a model organism for genetic studies.Genetic Dissection and Functional Characterization of the Hydroxyproline-Galactosyltransferase Gene Family in Arabidopsis Thaliana From Compass Dr. Allan Showalter, Professor and Chair of Environmental and Plant Biology, was awarded $12,000 from the John C. Baker Fund to continue a biological experiment that examines a class of plant cell wall proteins known […]

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Posted on 06/10/2019

Malinski’s Work Noted in Story on ‘One Vitamin You Need to Prevent Heart Attacks’

Dr. Tadeusz Malinski, portraitPersonal Liberty founder Bob Livingston reported on research by Dr. Tadeusz Malinski, the Marvin & Ann Dilley White Chair and Distinguished Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry at Ohio University, in a story headlined “The one vitamin you need to prevent heart attacks.” I have been writing about this for years, […]

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Posted on 06/06/2019

OHIO Researchers Characterize Surface Defect States for Solar Device Development

Dr. Jixin Chen in white lab coatA team of Ohio University researchers recently published a paper in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces that describes the mechanism by which lead halide perovskite nanoparticles blink under light illumination. This research may aid in the development of more efficient and more stable solar cell and LED devices. The paper, titled […]

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Posted on 05/31/2019

Engineering Physics Major Studies the Tiniest of Machines at National Lab

HTC Senior Ryan Tumbleson Manipulates a Machine the Size of a Molecule Ryan Tumbleson graduated from the Ohio University Honors Tutorial College in engineering physics. He also double-majored in electrical engineering. Ryan interned each summer during his undergraduate years at Argonne National Laboratory near Chicago, under the direction of Ohio […]

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Posted on 05/21/2019

Khaledi Nasab Receives APS Travel Award to Attend Conference

Ali Khaledi Nasab received an American Physical Society (APS) Division of Biological Physics 2019 Student Travel Award. His grant helped to defray costs to attend the annual APS meeting in Boston last March where he presented a paper, Dynamics of excitable tree networks: Application to sensory neurons. Khaledi Nasab is […]

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Posted on 05/16/2019

Khosravi Khorashad Receives NQPI Outstanding Dissertation Award

By Ryan Flynn NQPI editorial intern Nanoscale and Quantum Phenomena Institute 2019 Spring Newsletter NQPI is proud to announce Larousse Khosravi Khorashad as the recipient of the 2018 Outstanding Dissertation Award. Khosravi Khorashad received his Ph.D. from Ohio University in 2017. His research area is a combination of computational physics and […]

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Posted on 05/15/2019

Sandler Brings Her Research to Australia

By Ryan Flynn NQPI editorial intern Nanoscale and Quantum Phenomena Institute 2019 Spring Newsletter At one atom thick, graphene is the thinnest, flattest material known to date. It is also the most impermeable, and strongest material in the world. It is electrically conductive, flexible, and incredibly lightweight. These attributes make […]

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Posted on 05/15/2019