Dr. Bryan D. Huey
MSE Director of Graduate Studies
and the Institute of Materials Science
Office: IMS room 158
Phone: (860) 486-3284
Lab: (860) 486-8820 (IMS 22)
· Jul 2013: Jim Bosse visiting Lancaster University to collaborate with Oleg Kolosov on joint project.
· Jun 2013: Vincent Palumbo earns his PhD!
· May 2013: Linghan Ye earns her M.S. degree.
· Apr 2013: Group members Yasemin Kutes and Alexandra Merkouriou elected as presidents of the UConn MRS and Materials Advantage Chapters, respectively.
· Sep 2012: Manuel Rivas joins the Huey AFM Labs.
Note: actual course materials are found on HuskyCT: the following are for general information only.
· Microstructural Characterization of Materials (graduate, Fall 2013)
· Nanomaterials: Properties, Characterization, and Applications (undergraduate)
· Nanomaterials: Fabrication (intensive summer course, iNANO, Aarhus University, Denmark)
· Intro to Engineering, Engr 100/1000 (lectures on Materials Science, and separately on Engineering Ethics)
· Outreach Efficacy, 1 unit seminar
· Dr. Varun Vyas (postdoc)-nanobiology, nanomechanics
· Dr. Vincent Palumbo (PhD)-blast and fire resistant materials, nanomaterials, DNA origami
· Yasemin Kutes (PhD)-photovoltaics, nanobiology
· Linghan Ye (PhD)-piezoelectrics, ferroelectric dynamics
· James Bosse (PhD)-phase change dynamics, nanomechanics and tribology, high speed SPM
· Manuel Rivas (PhD)-MEMS/NEMS
· Joshua Leveillee (undergraduate)
· Alejandro Lluberes (undergraduate)
· Alexandra Merkouriou (undergraduate)
· Brandon Moffitt (undergraduate)
· Nicholas Polomoff (PhD)-Ferroelectric Dynamics
· Dr. Ramesh Nath (PhD, now a post-doc at ANL)
· Kate Bagnoli (M.S., now teaching high school)
· Dr. Minhua Zhao (post-doc, now a NRC post-doc at NIST/NIH)
· David Schuman (graduate)
· Arron Lucas (graduate)
· Ilya Grishin (graduate, visitor from Lancaster University)
· Gregory Santone
· Atif Rakin (undergraduate)
· Daniel Underhill (undergraduate)
· Ali Langston (undergraduate)
· Alexander Williams (undergraduate)
· James Bosse (undergraduate)
· Adam Dew (undergraduate)
· Joseph Desmarais (undergraduate)
· Kathryn Czaja (undergraduate)
· Joshua Leveillee (undergraduate)
· Ryan Keech (undergraduate—senior design)
· VILLUM: DNA Origami.
· DOE: Engineering high speed, high reliability data storage devices.
· NSF: High Speed Surface Property Mapping (HSSPM).
· NSF: Phase transitions in chalcogenide films (with O. Kolosov, Lancaster University, UK).
· CT Sea Grant: Environmental Impact of Nanoparticles on Bivalves (with E. Ward, UConn Marine Sciences).
· DHS: Advanced Blast and Fire Resistant Composites for Transportation Infrastructure (with R. Hebert, G. Rossetti, Jeong-Ho Kim, UConn; R. Reiman, Rutgers; A. Shukla, URI).
· NSF: 3d nanomechanical mapping of biological structures (supported through the UPenn NBIC).
· Various industry sponsored research projects (energy materials, biomaterials, semiconductors, polymers, alloys, MEMS, etc.).
· NSF: Cellular response to nano/chemo/mechanical stimuli (with D. Knecht, UConn Molecular and Cell Biology).
· NSF: Nanoscale measurements of pharmaceuticals (with D. Burgess, UConn College of Pharmacy).
· DOE user facility: Novel microfabricated AFM probes (with S. Hong, DOE ANL).
· DOE: Fuel Cell Electrode Microstructure: Nanoscale Stability and Efficiency (with N. Cipollini, UTC Power; P. Singh, UConn Center for Clean Energy Engineering).
· Ultrasonic Force Microscopy (UFM) for mechanically heterogeneous systems
· Scanning Surface Potential Microscopy (SSPM) and Electric Force Microscopy (EFM) for electrically active devices and structures
· Theory of contrast mechanisms for Atomic Force Microscopy variations
· Nanofabrication and Nanomanipulation
The nm lab features three Asylum Research Atomic Force Microscopes, one designed for further AFM technique development, one for biological and optical studies, and the newest for high speed and high sensitivity measurements. We are also installing an Omicron UHV STM/AFM.
· PLAN Nano, high school science teacher academy: Nanotechnology Theme
· Explore Engineering (E2), high school summer residential program introducing Engineering
· Virtual Reality demonstrations and learning games, including VR-AFM
Not nano-hot chocolate: FeTi islands [marshmallows] grown on MgO substrate (cocoa), featuring in recent ICC4 (2012) advertising.
Specimen courtesy D. Telesca, UConn Physics
· Lancaster University, Dept. of Physics, Kolosov Group
· National Science Foundation, UPenn NSEC, sub-award from 0425780.
Note: Some material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation, Department of Homeland Security, and Department of Energy. Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of these agencies.