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UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH STUDENT WINS M&M 2015 PRESIDENTIAL SCHOLAR AWARD

Kaydee Smith, a rising Biology senior working at the EM Center as an undergraduate research student has been selected to receive the Presidential Scholar Award to present her research data at the Microscopy and Microanalysis Meeting in Portland, Oregon (Aug 2-6, 2015). The title of her paper is “Analysis of Plant Responses to Titanium Dioxide (TiO2) Nanoparticles”. This is a highly competitive award and Kaydee is one of the few recipients out of over 300 applicants.


 Probing Surface Saturation Conditions in Alternating Layer Growth of CdSe/CdS Core/Shell Quantum Dots

 Rui Tan †, Douglas A. Blom ‡, Shuguo Ma §, and Andrew B. Greytak †‡

       †Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, ‡USC Nanocenter, and §College of Engineering and Computing

in Chemistry of Materials

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SEM-DIC Based Nanoscale Thermal Deformation Studies of Heterogeneous Material

Siming Guo (1), Michael Sutton (1), Xiaodong Li (1), Ning Li (1) and Liwei Wang (2)
      (1) University of South Carolina, Department of Mechanical Engineering, 300 South Main Street, Columbia, SC, USA
      (2) Intel Corporation, Phoenix, Arizona, USA

 Advancement of Optical Methods in Experimental Mechanics, Volume 3,

Conference Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Mechanics

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Ultrathin, Molecular-Sieving Graphene Oxide Membranes for Selective Hydrogen Separation

     Hang Li,1,2 Zhuonan Song,1,2 Xiaojie Zhang,1,2 Yi Huang,1,2 Shiguang Li,3 Yating Mao,1 Harry J. Ploehn, Yu Bao,4 Miao Yu1,2

     1 Department of Chemical Engineering, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208, USA. 
     2 Catalysis for Renewable fuels Center, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208, USA. 
     3 Gas Technology Institute, 1700 South Mount Prospect Road, Des Plaines, IL 60018, USA.
     4 College of Applied Science and Technology, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY 14623, USA.

in Science

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Microscopic analysis of lead accumulation in tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum var. Turkish) roots and leaves

     Rami Alkhatib (a,b), Emad Bsoul (c), Douglas A. Blom (d), Kajal Ghoshroy (f), Rebecca Creamer (a), Soumitra Ghoshroy (d,e)

     a Electron Microscopy Lab, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM 88003, United States
     b Department of Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Irbid, Jordan
     c Department of Biology and Biotechnology, The Hashemite University, Zarqa, Jordan
     d Electron Microscopy Center, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208, United States
     e Department of Biological Sciences, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208, United States
     f Division of Science, Mathematics and Engineering, University of South Carolina at Sumter, Sumter, SC 29150, United States

in Journal of Microscopy and Ultrastructure

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Tunable Plasmonic Nanoparticles with Catalytically Active High-Index Facets

Hao Jing †, Qingfeng Zhang †, Nicolas Large ‡, Chunmei Yu †, Douglas A. Blom §, Peter Nordlander ‡, and Hui Wang *†

 

     † Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina 29208, United States

     ‡ Department of Physics and Astronomy, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Laboratory for Nanophotonics, Rice University, Houston, Texas 77005, United States

      School of Public Health, Nantong University, Nantong, Jiangsu 226019, China

     § USC Nanocenter, University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina 29208, United States

in Nano Letters

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Expansion of breast cancer stem cells with fibrous scaffolds

      Sheng Feng,a   Xinrui Duan,a   Pang-Kuo Lo,b   Shou Liu,b  Xinfeng Liu,c   Hexin Chen*b and   Qian Wang*a

      a Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of South Carolina, Columbia, USA 
      b Department of Biology, University of South Carolina, Columbia, USA 
      c Department of Mathematics, University of South Carolina, Columbia, USA

in Integrative Biology

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Synthesis of Well-Defined Side Chain Fullerene Polymers and Study of Their Self-Aggregation Behaviors

     Junting Li, Brian C. Benicewicz

     Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of South Carolina, Columbia

in Journal of Polymer Science Part A

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