The Effect of Sulfidation on Solubility of Silver Nanoparticles On Water Treatment Membranes
12 Jan 2021 | | Contributor(s):: Richard Daines, NEWT Center
This whiteboard video is designed to engage K-12 students in high-level nanotechnology research. Biofouling hinders water treatment membranes. Coating them with silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) increases their antimicrobial biofouling resistance. Unfortunately, AgNPs are soluble,...
Fabricating Superhydrophobic Membranes to Improve Water Recovery form Urine
12 Jan 2021 | | Contributor(s):: Krystle Dunn, NEWT Center
This whiteboard video is designed to engage K-12 students in high-level nanotechnology research. In space there is a unique challenge to provide and sustain resourcesIt would is not cost-effective or feasible to do transport needed resourcesWater is an important resource that...
Understanding Movement of Molecules across the Cell Membrane
17 Apr 2020 | | Contributor(s):: Brandi Childress, NNCI Nano
This lesson uses a macro-model to demonstrate the diffusion of molecules across the cell membrane. A deshelled egg serves as the cell model to observe movement in and out of the “cell”. Students will learn that the cell membrane is composed of a complex nano-structured...
Manufacturing Fit-for-Purpose Membranes from Nanostructured Polymers
11 Dec 2019 | | Contributor(s):: William Phillip
This presentation will discuss how to produce block polymers membranes that contain a high density of well-defined nanoscale pores using facile and scalable techniques. Furthermore, we will describe how the performance profile of the membranes can be tailored to effect selective separations...
Bridging the Gap Between Large and Small: Thermofluids and Nanoengineering for the Water-Energy Nexus
05 Nov 2019 | | Contributor(s):: David M. Warsinger
Nanomaterial self-assembly techniques can be guided by thermofluids designs to make macro-scale membrane systems with photonic properties for catalysis and solar distillation.
Critical Measurements to Enable the Use of Polymers in Membranes, Composites, and Impact Mitigation
05 Mar 2019 | | Contributor(s):: Christopher L. Soles
In this presentation I will present an overview of my research groups activities in these three areas, highlighting the importance of polymer structure and dynamics in establishing the functional properties of the polymers that enable the technology. For the sake of this presentation, I...
Can We Save Lives with Thermodynamics? Nanoengineering and Thermofluids for the Water-Food-Energy Nexus
27 Apr 2017 | | Contributor(s):: David M. Warsinger
Climate change, degrading water resources, and economic and population growth are increasing the need for new science and technologies at the Water-Energy-Food Nexus. In enabling new and improved technologies to tackle these issues, new nanomaterials designed with systems-level thermodynamics...
[Illinois] Novel applications of 2D materials as atomic membranes
13 Apr 2017 | | Contributor(s):: Arend van der Zande
9/8/2016 MNTL Industry Affiliates Program
17 Jan 2017 | | Contributor(s):: Darren Hayes, Nancy Healy, NNCI Nano
Many plastics are in our oceans due to pollution, including ocean dumping and land runoff. Sunlight and alkaline ocean water break these plastics down into small particles, many are nanoscale in size. These nanoparticles can easily enter our cells. Students examine if and how these...
Hydration Dynamics in an Amphiphilic Nanostructure under Controlled Hydration Conditions
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16 Sep 2008 | | Contributor(s):: Amitabha Chattopadhyay
Amphiphilic surfactants self assemble to form reverse (or inverted) micelles in non-polar solvents in which the polar head groups of the surfactant monomers cluster to form a micellar core directed toward the center of the assembly and the hydrophobic tails extend outward into the bulk organic...
Nano Carbon: From ballistic transistors to atomic drumheads
14 May 2008 | | Contributor(s):: Paul L. McEuen
Carbon takes many forms, from precious diamonds to lowly graphite. Surprisingly, it is the latter that is the most prized by nano physicists. Graphene, a single layer of graphite, can serve as an impenetrable membrane a single atom thick. Rolled up into a nanometer-diameter cylinder--a carbon...
Functionalized Nanomaterials at the Interface of Biology and Technology
24 Apr 2008 | | Contributor(s):: Dean Ho, National Center for Learning & Teaching in Nanoscale Science & Engineering
Nanomaterials, such as block copolymeric membranes and nanodiamonds, can be engineered for a broad range of applications in energy and medicine. This presentation will highlight the relevance of these materials as foundations for device fabrication across the spectrum of biology and technology....
P-N Semiconductor Membranes for Ion Filtering and Rectification
06 Apr 2008 | | Contributor(s):: J. P. Leburton
Jean-Pierre Leburton's research at the Beckman Institute deals with transport and optical processes in semiconductor nanostructures such as quantum wires and quantum dots that exhibit a high degree of quantization dependent on the semiconductor materials and geometrical confinement. This...
Using Mass Spectrometry to Understand Membrane Organization
28 Mar 2008 | | Contributor(s):: Mary Kraft
Our ability to engineer tissues and biomimetic devices hinges upon an understanding of the structure-function relationship in healthy and diseased cells. Our laboratory utilizes materials characterization, quantitative engineering principles, cell biology and chemistry to elucidate the influence...
Controlling Membrane Organization: Effects of pH, Ions, and composition
23 Mar 2008 | | Contributor(s):: Jennifer Hovis
Our main research interests are in determining, at the molecular level, how cell membranes are organized and how that organization relates to function. The primary molecular building blocks of cell membranes are lipids, amphipathic molecules that assemble into two opposed leaflets forming a...
Illinois 2007 Nano-Bio Workshop with nanoHUB Summer School and User Forum
27 Apr 2007 | | Contributor(s):: Narayan Aluru, Eric Jakobsson, Umberto Ravaioli, Dave Mattson, Gerhard Klimeck, Michael McLennan
This summer, on the campus of the University of Illinois, the NCDBN and NCN@UIUC will hold a scientific meeting on "Experimental and Computational Approaches to Understanding Membrane Assemblies and Permeation," a nanoHUB user forum, and a summer school on "Multiscale Theory, Simulation, and...