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Why should you join the Nanoscale Science Ph.D. program? Ask our students!

Why should you join the Nanoscale Science Ph.D. program? Ask our students!
   February 4, 2019
Why should you join the Nanoscale Science Ph.D. program? Ask our students!
 

"For me, the Nanoscale Science PhD program provided as diverse a PhD as you are willing to try. In this program I was able to get outside of my comfort zone and learn how physicists, engineers, chemists, and biologists solve problems and utilize these methods to further develop my research. At the...

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Congratulations Zach and Kate!

Congratulations Zach and Kate!
   January 1, 2019

Zachary Lyles and Katelyn Erickson both have successfully defended their theses to their committees and have graduated the Nanoscale Science Ph.D. program! We wish them well on their new lives as Dr.'s of Nanoscale Science.

To learn more about Zach's research, please click here.

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Dr. Christopher Bejger published a paper in the Journal of Materials Chemistry A (Emerging Investigators)

   November 2, 2018

Metal sulfide clusters are attractive components for flow batteries owing to the abundance of their constituent atoms and their tunable size, solubility, and redox properties. Here, we demonstrate that we can prepare an atomically precise cobalt sulfide cluster in a single step using low-cost precursors and water solubilizing phosphine ligands. The resulting cluster undergoes two...

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Dr. Vivero-Escoto Wins NSF Grant

   October 29, 2018

The overall goal of this project is to develop novel biodegradable multifunctional hybrid polysilsesquioxane nanoparticles to carry photosensitizing agents. By fine tuning the chemical features of polysilsesquioxane nanoparticles, the degradability of these materials under specific conditions and their interaction with mammalian cells can be controlled. The success of the proposed...

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Amanda Reid received the prestigious Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Individual Predoctoral Fellowship (F31) from NIH

Amanda Reid received the prestigious Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Individual
   October 8, 2018

Amanda Reid has received the prestigious Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Individual Predoctoral Fellowship (F31) from NIH. Here is an excerpt from her fellowship 

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ANGS First Annual Poster Event

ANGS First Annual Poster Event
   October 4, 2018

The Association of Nanoscale Science Graduate Students hosted its first annual poster session. Continuing  Nanoscale Science and Chemistry graduate students, as well as faculty, presented posters designed to showcase the different areas of science currently being researched at the university. 

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Margaret Kocherga Received Honorable Mention in the 2018 NSF

   August 17, 2018

Margaret Kocherga received an Honorable Mention in the 2018 National Science Foundation's (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP).  The program recruits high-potential, early-career scientists and engineers and supports their graduate research training in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. Margaret is a Ph.D. student in Nanoscale Science at UNC...

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Mubin Tarannum and Katelyn Erickson win Graduate School Fellowships

   June 16, 2018
Mubin Tarannum and Katelyn Erickson Win Graduate School Fellowships
Mubin Tarannum wins Reynolds Research Award

Mubin Tarannum is one of nine Ph.D. students at UNC Charlotte to win the Reynolds Research fellowship award. Her project involves testing a procedure for pancreatic cancer therapy using mesoporous silica nanoparticles to break down barriers to treatment. Mubin...

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Dr. Afonin wins R01 Grant

   June 5, 2018

Dr. Afonin has recently been awarded an R01 grant from the NIH. This grant will help his lab pursue the study of the characterization of various multifunctional nucleic acid nanoparticles and understand their immunotoxicity and immunogenicity. More information can be found ...

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Dr. Schmedake, Dr. Walter, and Dr. Zhang awarded NSF Chemistry Division Grant

   June 1, 2018

NSF Chemistry Division Grant The Chemical Synthesis Program of the NSF Chemistry Division has awarded a grant (#1800331) to an interdisciplinary research team led by Professors Thomas A. Schmedake (Chemistry), Michael Walter (Chemistry), and Yong Zhang (Electrical and Computer Engineering) at UNC Charlotte to develop hexacoordinate silicon complexes for optoelectronic device applications like...

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