Prof. Chris Marianetti and Ph.D. candidate, Eric Isaacs, were recently featured in the article, "Supercomputers Reveal Strange, Stress-Induced Transformations in World's Thinnest Materials:Columbia researchers used Brookhaven Lab supercomputer simulations to map and compare the transformations and breaking points of graphene and other promising monolayers," by Justin Eure.
Just as a watchmaker is enamored with the beauty of the miniature cogs and wheels that make a timepiece work, Simon Billinge, professor of materials science and of applied physics and applied mathematics, is equally enraptured by the minuscule world of nanoparticles. By learning how these ultrafine particles between 1 and 100 nanometers in size behave within nanomaterials measured in billionths of a meter, Billinge hopes to optimize their performance and utility in biomedical, optical, and electronic applications. Columbia Engineering Magazine
The Woodhead Publishing Series in Electronic and Optical Materials recently released "Metallic Films for Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Applications: Structure, Processing and Properties," edited by Katayun Barmak, the Philips Electronics Professor in the APAM Department at Columbia University, and Kevin Coffey, a Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Central Florida.
Prof. Simon Billinge was named a fellow of the Neutron Scattering Society of America in recognition of his “seminal contributions to the field of local structure and nanostructure studies using atomic pair distribution function methods and impact on the field of neutron diffraction.” This technique uses the information from neutrons scattered from materials to discern the atomic arrangements in nanoparticles, enabling scientists to better understand the link between structure and function. This information paves the way toward rational design of new materials with improved properties for applications from medicine to new energy-saving technologies.
SEAS faculty members were honored at the annual Faculty Excellence Celebration on October 23. APAM honorees included William Bailey, Daniel Bienstock, Simon Billinge, Mark Cane, Chris Marianetti, Richard Osgood, Tiffany Shaw, Francesco Volpe, Michael Weinstein, and Chris Wiggins.