Dr. Izaguirre has been awarded a Mini-Grant under SSUs Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity Program (RSCAP). This award is for his research project, Characterization and study of the self assembly of multi-component Langmuir-Blodgett films. According to Dr. Izaguirre, Interest in the study of Langmuir-Blodgett films (LB) has grown significantly since the 1970s as a direct result of the important applications of LB films in biomolecular electronics, photonics and biosensors and the recent discovery of a reliable technique to obtain organic thin film materials tailored at a molecular level. We propose to produce multi component mono-layer and multi-layer LB films doped with organic molecules. He will use the funds to buy supplies and to pay two students who will work with him this summer, one of them physics major Viviane Pierre-Louis.
Dr. Weiss has been selected for a one-month Summer Stipend under the RSCAP program to work on The Synthesis and Characterization of Carbon and Boron Nitride Nanomaterials for Electronic Applications. He will spend part of the summer at the University of Puerto Rico working with his former colleagues there and the remainder of his time at SSU.
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