Working together, University of Wisconsin graduate student, Sachin Muley, and engineers from NCD Technologies have determined optimal recipes for a carbon coating for an industrial application while also furthering research in this area. The 10-month project set out to understand and optimize mechanical properties in amorphous carbon coatings that NCD uses for industrial applications. A paper based on this research is currently in development.
Dr. Julie Morasch has joined AMIC as its new Director. Julie brings with her deep experience in nanoscale imaging and mechanical analysis as well as a breadth of understanding of industrial applications. Additionally, she is very knowledgeable of the resources available across the University of Wisconsin–Madison campus and the UW system, more broadly.
Graduate students Yang Liao and Shu-Ching Yang, advised by Prof. Xuejun Pan. “Fabrication of a Novel Functionalized Meso-porous Material from Cellulose and Biomass for Heavy Metal Ion and Formaldehyde Gas Adsorption.” Graduate student Zhaoning (April) Yu and undergraduate Nolan Urbanek, advised by Prof. Mikhail Katz. “Thermal Camouflage Using an Array of Temperature-controlled Tiles.” Dissertator Dr. Mehrdad Arjmand, advised by Prof. Max Lagally. “Silicon-Germanium-Graphene Heterostructure, a Novel Framework for Transistors.”