The National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates (NSF-REU) program in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology at The University of Iowa recently received funding for 3 more years, from 2015-2017. The programe is co-directed by Professor Allan Guymon (Chemical and Biochemical Engineering) and Professor Sarah Larsen (Chemistry).
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Dr. Vicki Grassian has received the 2014 John Jeyes Award by the Royal Society of Chemistry. This is a prestigious award in recognition of Dr. Grassian’s many pioneering contributions to the chemistry of environmental interfaces, heterogeneous atmospheric chemistry and the environmental implications of nanomaterials. To learn more about this award, visit http://www.rsc.org/ScienceAndTechnology/Awards/JohnJeyes/.
The UI Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development recently recognized three NNI faculty for research and innovation excellence. NNI Co-Director Vicki Grassian was honored with the Scholar of the Year Award for her nationally recognized achievements in research. NNI Executive Committee Member David Cwiertny was honored for research or scholarly activity that shows significant promise, with the Early Career Scholar of the Year Award.
The March 30th Chemical & Engineering News covers the Pittcon symposium that was co-organized by CAICE Directors Kim Prather and Vicki Grassian, co-director of NNI. In the article, research discussed by Dr. Grassian and Dr. Alexei Tivanski (members of CAICE) has been highlighted. The article also highlights the work of Olga Laskina, a current graduate student at Iowa and a member of Dr. Grassian's research group (J. Geophys. Res.
UI Associate Professor Thomas Peters is Principal Investigator on the study “A Nanoparticle Respiratory Dose Sampler for Metal-Based Nanoparticles,” which was recently funded by a more than $1.2 million NIOSH grant. Along with co-PIs Professor Vicki Grassian and Assistant Professor Renee Anthony, Dr.