Congrats to Namrata Ramesh for being Awarded a Rhodes Scholarship

November 25, 2019|Rhodes Trust|

Namrata is a senior at the University of California, Berkeley, pursuing a Physics (Honors) degree. Her senior thesis, supervised by Professor Naomi Ginsberg, involves understanding the dynamics of self assembly of gold nanocrystal superlattices using optical and x-ray scattering techniques. She has also worked on studying the trajectories of electrons in manganese doped halide perovskites using Monte Carlo simulations.

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Congrats to Rafael Piestun for Receiving the Lab Venture Challenge Award for Ultrathin Endoscopes

November 19, 2019|CU Boulder Lab Venture Challenge|

Rafael Piestun for received the 2019 Lab Venture Challenge Award for Ultrathin Endoscopes. Through the Lab Venture Challenge, Venture Partners at CU Boulder funds the top innovations showing high commercial potential, a clear path to a compelling market, and strong scientific support. In just the last 3 years, more than 20 commercially promising projects at CU Boulder have received funding through this program. Those same awards are associated with 16 new startup companies, with many having already raised further capital, demonstrating a powerful way to advance innovative research and translate it into impactful business ventures.

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Congrats to Michael Tanksalvala, Yuka Esashi, Christina Porter, Michael Gerrity, Ting Liao, Margaret Murnane (JILA), Seth Cousin, Daisy Raymondson, Brennan Peterson, and Henry Kapteyn (KMLabs) for Receiving the R&D 100 Award for the QM Quantum Microscope

October 29, 2019|R&D World|

Winners of the R&D 100 Awards have been announced by R&D World magazine and its new parent company, WTWH Media, LLC. “This awards program is so well recognized across the R&D community. Being named as one of the R&D 100 is an incredible honor,” said Paul J. Heney, Vice President, Editorial Director for R&D World. “These 100 winning products and technologies are the disruptors that will change industries and make the world a better place in the coming years.”

Analytical/Test Category:

QM Quantum Microscope – Next Generation Microscopy & Analysis
KMLabs, Inc.
JILA at the University of Colorado, the STROBE center

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Congrats to Chris Regan and William Hubbard for Receiving the 2019 Microscopy Today Innovation Award

September 30, 2019|Microscopy Today|

The editors of Microscopy Today congratulate the winners of the tenth Microscopy Today Innovation Award competition. The ten innovations advance microscopy in several areas: light microscopy, electron microscopy, and scanning probe microscopy. These innovations will make microscopy and microanalysis more powerful, more productive, and easier to accomplish.Secondary Electron Electron-BeamInduced-Current (SEEBIC) Imaging University of California at Los Angeles Developers: Chris Regan and William Hubbard. While intimately related to prior electron-beaminduced-current (EBIC) methods in the SEM, secondary electron electron-beaminduced-current (SEEBIC) imaging is qualitatively and quantitatively different. What makes the SEEBIC system new is that both the secondary electron (SE) and hole signals are detected in a scanning transmission electron microscope (STEM). SEEBIC differs from traditional EBIC in several ways. The measuring circuits are wired differently. In the former case the end of the device remote from the transimpedance amplifier is extremely high impedance, while in the latter it is tied to a low impedance (usually ground) to allow charge neutralization. While traditional EBIC imaging is sensitive to holes, it only generates contrast in regions where the sample supports an electric field that will separate electron-hole pairs. In most samples such regions are special and localized, for example, in a p-n junction. Thus, most of the sample generates no contrast when imaged with traditional EBIC. SEEBIC, on the other hand, is an inevitable consequence of imaging a thin specimen with an energetic electron beam, and SEEBIC imaging generates contrast everywhere in a sample. SEEBIC imaging has not been demonstrated previously for a couple reasons. First, the typical SEM sample is electron-opaque, and primary beam absorption produces a large background; thus, the SEEBIC signal is buried in the noise of the traditional SEM EBIC apparatus. This background is largely absent in the electron-transparent samples used in STEM. Secondly, the secondary electron (SE) yield drops with increasing beam energy; therefore, the SE signal is even smaller in a 200 kV STEM than in a 30 kV SEM. Detection of the signal requires a current measuring system that is low-noise and protected from electromagnetic interference (1 pA EBIC corresponds to ∼6,000 electrons in a 1 ms dwell time). SEEBIC is sensitive to electric potential, electric field, work function, conductivity, and temperature, and it can probe these quantities with atomic resolution in a modern STEM. STEM SEEBIC can image a functioning resistive random access memory (RRAM). For example, in a HfO2-based RRAM, the conducting filament is thought to consist of oxygen vacancies. Oxygen vacancies are basically invisible in a standard STEM image, but they give excellent contrast when viewed with STEM EBIC imaging.

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Congrats to Jessie Woodcock for Receiving an Outstanding 2018 STEM Partner Award in recognition of partnership and support of Workforce Development & Education programs

September 26, 2019|University of California Berkeley|

On Thursday, September 26, Workforce Development & Education hosted our annual Mentor Appreciation event where we recognized our outstanding mentors and STEM partners. This event highlighted accomplishments for FY2018. Outstanding 2018 STEM Partner is hereby awarded on this 26th day of September 2019, to Jessie Woodcock, in recognition of partnership and support of Workforce Development & Education programs.

Congratulations to Josh Knobloch for receiving a 2019 TECHCON Student Presentation Award

September 8, 2019|TECHCON|

Thank you to the SRC students, industry, and faculty that attended TECHCON and made it a great success. The final event for TECHCON 2019 was presenting Top 10 Student Presentation Awards and the URI Best Poster Awards at Tuesday’s Dinner.

2019 TECHCON Student Presentation Award Winner:

Joshua Knobloch
Nanoscale Metrology and Imaging of Layered and Nano-enhanced Materials using Coherent Extreme Ultraviolet Beams

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Congrats to Roger Falcone for Being Elected as a Member of the National Academy of Sciences

April 30, 2019|National Academy of Sciences|

The National Academy of Sciences announced today the election of 100 new members and 25 foreign associates in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research. Forty percent of the newly elected members are women—the most ever elected in any one year to date. Those elected today bring the total number of active members to 2,347 and the total number of foreign associates to 487. Foreign associates are nonvoting members of the Academy, with citizenship outside the United States.

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Congrats to Rebecca Wai and Trevor Roberts for receiving the Outstanding GSI Award for Spring 2019

April 8, 2019|University of California Berkeley|

The Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor (OGSI) Award honors UC Berkeley GSIs each year for their outstanding work in the teaching of undergraduates. OGSI recipients are nominated from within their teaching department. The GSI Teaching & Resource Center provides the award recipients certificates of distinction and hosts a celebratory ceremony in the spring.

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Congrats to Jessica Ramella-Roman for Being Elected as a 2019 SPIE Fellow

February 1, 2019|SPIE: The International Society for Optics and Photonics|

Each year, SPIE promotes Members as new Fellows of the Society. SPIE will honor 88 new Fellows of the Society this year. Fellows are Members of distinction who have made significant scientific and technical contributions in the multidisciplinary fields of optics, photonics, and imaging. They are honored for their technical achievement and for their service to the general optics community and to SPIE in particular. More than 1,400 SPIE members have become Fellows since the Society’s inception in 1955. Dr. Jessica Ramella-Roman, Florida International University, United States was elected for achievements in spectro-polarimetric techniques for diagnostic applications.

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Congrats to Jenna Tan for Being Awarded the National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship in Spring 2019

January 1, 2019|National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship Program|

Jenna Tan received an NDSEG Fellowship to increase the number of U.S. citizens trained in science and engineering disciplines of military importance and the Department of Defense.

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