Dr. Bryan D. Huey
and the Institute of Materials Science
with courtesy appointment in Physics Dept.
Office: IMS room 158
Phone: (860) 486-3284
Lab: (860) 486-8820 (IMS 22)
VELUX Visiting Professor
Phone: [+45] 23 82 75 01
· Nov 2011: Dr. Varun Vyas joins group from University of Milan.
Note: actual course materials are found on HuskyCT: the following are for general information only.
· 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
· Varun Vyas (postdoc)
· Vincent Palumbo (PhD)
· Gregory Santone (PhD)
· Yasemin Kutes (PhD)
· Linghan Ye (PhD)
· James Bosse (PhD)
· Atif Rakin (undergraduate)
· Joshua Leveliee (undergraduate)
· Alejandro Lluberes (undergraduate)
· Nicholas Polomoff (PhD)
· 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)
· 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
· 2004 Ferroelectric domain tree, sled, and snowman
· 2005 AFSM: Atomic Force Snowman Microscopy (Virtual Reality animation of AFM AC-imaging using a snowman’s nose as the tip, in a winter wonderland scene of course). Downloadable as a 1 or 2 player game (play nanoscale king of the snow-covered mountain!)
· 2009/10 NanoSnowflake Self Assembly (High Speed PFM movie of 5um
images presenting ferroelectric domain switching dynamics from a snowflake
· 2012 Happy Easter (AFM images of DNA origami conveniently self-assembled into a hopping rabbit).
· 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.