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Category Archives: Nanotech
Renowned researcher, UTRGV professor blazes trail from Monterrey to White House to TedXMcAllen – Monitor
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UTRGV professor Karen Lozano keeps her calendar full.
Shes often found in the lab, where she and her students have pioneered production methods in nanotechnology. Other times, youll catch her mentoring prospective engineers in her office, or out in the community, proselytizing to high schoolers about careers in science and technology.
If students need to talk to her, they usually try to catch her in her office. She gets so many emails that its hard for her to reply to all of them.
Last month, Lozanos research took her all the way to the White House, where she received the Presidential Excellence Award in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring she was one of just 15 educators chosen for the award. This week, shell speak about her work at TEDxMcAllen.
Arguably, shes one of the busiest professors on campus, but it definitely wasnt easy getting there.
Twenty-five years ago Lozano graduated from the Universidad de Monterrey at the age of 21, with a degree in mechanical engineering. Shed always been passionate about solving problems and the hard sciences, and mechanical engineering seemed like a natural path to take.
Lozano had her doubts, however: It was almost unheard of for a woman to become a mechanical engineer in Monterrey, but her mother pushed her to stick to her passion, telling her that it would open up doors in the future.
If were going to keep on supporting you and sacrificing for you, why are you going to study something that will not give you opportunities? Lozano remembers her mother saying. Study something that will give you opportunities. Follow the path less traveled.
Lozano did just that, but it was a lonely path. She was the only female mechanical engineering graduate in Monterrey in 1993. In fact, she was the only female in her program at UdeM.
The guys would all go together to a house to study and I was never allowed to go to somebodys house to study with 20 guys, so they would all study in teams and I would study alone, in my house, she recalled. Of course, once in a while, somebody would give me the comments like, Why are you here? Youre only gonna marry and have kids. Why are you here?
Lozano would blow off the comment with a tongue-in-cheek joke.
If Im gonna have kids, and Im doing all this advanced math and stuff, Im gonna be able to help them in their math when they were in high school. That was my answer all the time, she said. Which is something that I never did. I have a senior in high school and one that already graduated, and I dont think I ever sat to help them with math.
Monterrey is an industrial city, and theres no shortage of engineering jobs. Lozano remembers watching companies snap up her male peers before theyd even graduated. No calls came for her.
After college, she started applying to jobs she found in the newspaper. Days turned into weeks, and weeks turned into months.
Every morning I would wake up and the first thing I would do, I would go through the classifieds, Lozano said. I was just sitting in my house for three months.
There were plenty of listings, but none she was qualified for.
There were tons of openings, Lozano remembered, but all of them said, Were looking for a mechanical engineer. Sex: Male. You can google right now, and youll still find them, in 2019.
Finally, one morning Lozano opened the paper and saw a different ad, asking specifically for a female mechanical engineer. Lozano thought her classmates had bought the ad and were making fun of her.
Everyone that graduated me was already working, she said. It was totally weird.
Lozano applied anyway and got an interview.
I went, and it was legit, she said. There was this girl working there, this engineer, that graduated four years before I did from another university as a mechanical engineer, and she had faced the same situation that I was facing. So when they had a position, she asked the boss if it was OK for her to post this one as a social experiment, to see how many women would show up. I was the only one, so I was hired.
Lozano worked at the company for a few months before being accepted into a Masters/PHD program at Rice. After her post-doc she was hired on at UTRGV, where shes researched and taught for the past 20 years, making one of the most significant breakthroughs in her field in the late aughts.
Nanofibers are an interesting technology. A thousandth the diameter of a human hair, nanofibers can be worked into a variety of products that can be used in medicine as skin grafts and drug delivery, as an ultra-efficient filtration material and even as batteries.
There are some that are very, very small and have very high thermal conductivity and electrical conductivity, so if we combine them with plastics, then we can make plastics that can conduct electricity, Lozano said. Instead of copper or aluminum it can be a polymer, a plastic, that will have similar properties in terms of electrical and thermal properties, and we can lower the weight.
According to Lozano, theres a fair chance that because of advances in nanotech, your cellphone battery will weigh little more than a Post-it Note in the near future.
As exciting as the field was, Lozano had a problem: nanofibers took forever to make. They were traditionally made through a process that involved using heat or electricity, and only produced a miniscule fiber or two an hour. Instead of making groundbreaking discoveries in the fields of medicine or technology, Lozanos undergrads were spending all of their lab time laboriously teasing out solitary strands of nanofibers.
At the undergrad level, you need to hold something in your hand, to see it, to be able to bring that interest, she said. If I just give you one little hair, you cant do very much. Theres no way I could excite them or ignite that spark to fall in love with research.
Lozano was at a loss. She considered directing her students to research something else. Then, one day, inspiration struck her in one of the most likely forms: a cotton candy machine.
My mind just went crazy, she said. You have tons of fibers, very simple to produce. Theyre not nanofibers, but were engineers, we can make changes to make it nano. A group of students started working on it, and long story short, we developed those machines, we even created a company.
With the new machines, Lozano and her students could make nanofiber material by the bolt. They created an actual business that operated in McAllen for several years, producing material at an industrial scale and showing off their new process to others in the field.
At one point there were so many people coming by, Lozano says, the FBI dropped in to see what was going on.
It was very good, Lozano said. We hired lots of people and we had people from all over the world coming by.
The business was bought by a larger company in Tennessee in 2017, but Lozano and her students have continued to work with nanofiber. Their research has led to dozens of patents and scholarly articles.
A lot of our undergraduate students are co-authors in scientific publications, and thats amazing, Lozano said. Its not that common that undergraduate students graduate with journal publications from top journals. Even our high school students that work in the lab get the opportunity to be co-authors.
For Lozano, exposing students to science in such a direct way is just as, or more, important than her research breakthroughs and academic recognitions.
If you walk into her office, you wont see the White House commendation from October; it resides in a drawer at her home. It was gratifying, she says, but not as gratifying as seeing her students working in the lab.
You will, however, see a full-sized carnival cotton candy machine in Lozanos office, a reminder of the inspiration that helped her students succeed.
I see my students getting like five offer letters, and they come to me and their problem is which one to select, she said. So Ive seen what can come after, and I tell people that theres opportunities and theres jobs and you can contribute to society.
In many ways, the woman whose own path toward a career in science was unlikely has devoted herself to paving the way for others. Lozano frequently works with local high schools and even made a YouTube channel geared at inspiring and instructing children.
Its important to plant that seed in boys and girls, she said. To me, its the fuel that keeps me going.
On Tuesday, Lozano will continue talking about science at TEDxMcAllen. Her discussion will be streamed live on the groups Facebook page.
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The Nanotechnology World Association is Launched to Foster Worldwide Collaboration Within This Promising and High Growth Sector – PR Web
Posted: October 24, 2019 at 11:17 am
SINGAPORE and NEW YORK (PRWEB) October 23, 2019
The Nanotechnology World Association (NWA) has been officially launched today to execute on its mission to globally facilitate and promote adoption of nanotechnology solutions across industries by connecting entrepreneurs with researchers, start-ups with investors, suppliers with customers, employers with talents, key players with one another. The NWA is an independent, and mainly industry-oriented, advocacy group inclusive of businesses, academia, business-supporting associates, as well as affiliate government agencies and other associations.
The NWA seeks to expand and strengthen connections between stakeholders in the nanotechnology sector as these relationships are the key to fulfill the potentials of these various technologies. This will be achieved by engaging more industry members, facilitating industry-oriented programs, with an emphasis on supporting nanomanufacturing R&D projects with other educational research bodies. The NWA efforts will include the private or public spheres and active support and vigorous participation from both governments and companies is expected.
The NWA aims to expand quickly. "We are in the process of creating chapters, to address the local needs of our members," said Marine Le Bouar, CEO of the NWA. "Other plans for the Association include the funding of our own Institute, and the organization of the first global nanotechnology start-up competition, she added.
So far, members from North America, Europe and Asia have joined the NWA. These companies include Park Systems (South Korea) Abionic (Switzerland), Advanced Nanotechnologies (Spain), APR Technologies (Sweden), Horiba (France), Metashield (USA), nFluids (Canada), and StoreDot (Israel), among others.
We are honored to be a founding member of Nanotechnology World Association to help promote shared knowledge amongst the growing and diverse Nano Science community. As a global leader in Atomic Force Microscopes, Park Systems is a strong advocate for collaboration to achieve nanoscale advances for the betterment of our world. Keibock Lee, President at Park Systems (South Korea).
"Nanotech is the next frontier of material science engineering. Organizations like NWA are essential in unlocking the fundamental and transformative promise of advanced materials." Martin Ben-Dayan, CEO, Founder at Metashield LLC (USA).
"This is a much-needed initiative. As pioneers in developing nano-size materials for energy storage, we face global supply chain challenges starting from the scale up process for nano metalloids such as pure nano Silicon." Doron Myersdorf, CEO at StoreDot (Israel).
Given the importance of nanotechnologies in the global business sphere and the huge efforts put into Research & Development, the creation of this association was long overdue. Florian Formanek, Head of Applications, Horiba (France).
"We are happy to join forces with the Nanotechnology World Association in working on the key issues that must be addressed to successfully commercialize this vital technology." Peter Nilsson, CEO at APR Technologies (Sweden).In our opinion, the bridge between nanotechnology and business has yet to be built. This Association is a must-needed first step to building this bridge. Manuel Antonio Onteniente, CEO at Advanced Nanotechnologies (Spain).
Nanofluidics is going to disrupt the biomedical diagnostics field, by providing ultra-fast, lab-grade results from a single drop of capillary blood. The Nanotechnology World Association will aid in coordinating the key players to make this a reality soon. Dr. Nicolas Durand, PhD, Chief Executive Officer at Abionic SA (Switzerland).
About the Nanotechnology World Association
The Nanotechnology World Association (NWA) was created to help accelerate the adoption of nanotechnology in various industries, such as medical, energy, electronics, transportation and materials, by providing relevant information, resources and tools, by connecting researchers and organizations, and by fostering knowledge sharing and cooperation.For more information about the NWA, please visit http://www.nanotechnologyworld.org
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Access to clean, safe drinking water is thought to be a basic human right. Yet, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), over 785 million people across the globe are without access to a basic drinking-water source. This has researchers around the world researching and developing a series of water treatment solutions and applications using nanotechnology.
Current WHO statistics are damning, making this an issue that must be addressed urgently as it is thought that around 2 billion people are using a contaminated water supply. In addition, over 485,000 people die each year from diarrhoeal related illnesses and diseases such as polio, typhoid, and cholera are once again being transmitted as a further consequence. Based on current trends and data, it is thought that by 2025 half of the total global population will be living in water-stressed or water-scarce areas.
While there are a wide-range of effective water purification methods and techniques including boiling, filtration, oxidation, and distillation, these often require high amounts of energy. Other treatment processes may include the use of chemical agents which is only possible in areas with an infrastructure that is up to par.
The more affordable and portable devices currently available are not always fit for purpose as they cannot guarantee 100% removal of harmful viruses, bacteria, dust, and even microplastics. So, it is thought that nanotechnology could offer affordable and accessible clean water solutions to the worlds most vulnerable populations.
Nanotechnology is a process that involves manipulating and controlling matter on the atomic scale. In the process of water purification, this involves using nanomembranes to soften the water and eradicate biological and chemical contaminants as well as other physical particles and molecules.
Whats more is that nanotechnology is portable and can be incorporated into existing commercial devices which increases the likelihood that nanotech solutions could become a feasible option for areas of the developing world and places with limited infrastructure.
In recent years scientists have improved on conventional methods that use coagulants by taking their cues from nature, notably the ocean dwelling Actinia organism. Traditional coagulants, such as aluminum sulfate and other metallic salts can pull out larger contaminants by causing them to group together and settle. However, this method is not effective for smaller particles and molecules and often requires additional methods to ensure the water is clean. Thereby increasing the cost and use of energy as several techniques are required to ensure the water is safe.
Using nanocoagulants, scientists were able to synthesize organic and inorganic matter to replicate the structure of the Actina sea anemone. The researchers produced a reversable core-shell that can catch larger particles as well as the smaller ones when it turns inside-out. This is also a one-step process which removes the need for additional technologies and opens up the potential for minimizing water purification costs.
Another viable method of water purification currently in development that makes use of nanotechnology includes utilizing magnetically active nanoparticles to extract chemicals from water. The process enables the removal of toxins from drinking-water contaminants attracting nanoparticles that consist of magnetic phases. This solution would also be low-energy and could provide an economic advantage as well as health and environmental benefits.
Other proposals for nanotech solutions include using nanoparticles to break down microplastics and a rapid nano-filter that can clean dirty water 100 times faster than current methods. Researchers are also aware that most water purification methods require access to a constant electricity supply, but this can be a significant obstacle in places with limited infrastructure or areas damaged by extreme weather conditions.
One such approach is the creation of a self-sustaining biofoam that conducts heat and electricity by combining bacteria-produced cellulose with graphene oxide. The graphene-fused foam draws water up to the surface via the cellulose layer which accelerates evaporation. This results in a layer of freshwater which can be easily collected and is safe to drink. The biofoam is also lightweight and relatively inexpensive to manufacture making it an attractive alternative to conventional methods.
Thus, as the need for clean, safe water is very much still an urgent global issue, nanotech solutions offer new and essential possibilities for the water treatment industry. The next phase of development is the scaling up of nanotechnologies to improve access to clean water. Perhaps then the future can be one that offers a new hope to the expanding global population experiencing water-stressed and water-scarce conditions.
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Acrylic Surface Coating Market 2019: Phenomenal Growth – Bio-Gate AG, Cima NanoTech, Nanophase Technologies Corporation – The State News – BBState
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Global Nanotechnology Market Future Outlook to 2025 Discussed in New Market Research Report – Markets Gazette
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The term nanotechnology describes a range of technologies performed on a nanometer scale with widespread applications in various industries. Nanotechnology encompasses the production and application of physical, chemical, and biological system at scales ranging from individual atoms or molecules to around 100 nanometers. Using nanotechnology, materials can effectively be made stronger, lighter, more durable, more reactive, more sieve-like, or better electrical conductors.
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Technological development by the emerging economies in Asia-Pacific boosts the growth of the nanotechnology market. The regional growth is expected to be influenced by high demand for nanotechnology in medical imaging. Moreover, various technological advancements related to automotive and healthcare vertical due to government initiatives such as increased investment in R&D propel the market growth. For instance, China is building the worlds largest multifunctional research platform for nanotechnology, which would help develop more powerful computers and intelligent robots. The Vacuum Interconnected Nano-X Research Facility in Suzhou, Jiangsu Province integrates the state-of-art capabilities of material growth, device fabrication, and testing in one ultra-high vacuum environment. Nano-X is expected to be incorporated into Chinas national research infrastructure system, and to become a world-class open platform for research and development in nanoscience and nanotechnology, providing advanced technical support for the national strategy of high-end technologies.
Factors such as upsurge in adoption of nanotechnology in medical diagnosis & imaging and technological advancements in nanotech devices drive the growth of the market globally. However, issues pertaining to the deployment of nanodevices in extreme conditions and high cost of the technology act as major barriers, thus restraining the market growth. Conversely, increase in support and R&D funding from government organizations and emergence of self-powered nanotech devices are expected to offer remunerative opportunities for market expansion.
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Nano Deviceso Nanomanipulatorso Nanomechanical Test Instrumentso Nanoscale Infrared Spectrometerso Others Nanosensorso Optical Nanosensoro Biological Nanosensoro Chemical Nanosensoro Physical Nanosensoro OthersBY APPLICATION Electronics Chemical Manufacturing Energy Aerospace & Defense Healthcare Others
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Europeo UKo Germanyo Franceo Russiao Rest of Europe
Asia-Pacifico Chinao Japano Indiao Australiao Rest of Asia-Pacific
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Posted: September 27, 2019 at 7:45 am
MARCY, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) After years of setbacks, the nanotech project in the greater Utica area is getting a major tenant with a $1 billion commitment.
The North Carolina-based company, Cree, announced Monday it will build the worlds largest silicon carbide fabrication facility in Marcy to establish a silicon carbide corridor on the East Coast.
The building is billed as a state-of-the-art, automotive-qualified 200mm power and RF wafer fabrication facility.
Cree plans to invest $1 billion in construction and equipment for the New York fab.
According to the company, New York State will provide a $500 million grant from Empire State Development.
The company will likely build on the former campus of SUNYIT, now called SUNY Poly.
The company will also expand its Durham, North Carolina headquarters.
Silicon carbide is one of the most pivotal technologies of our time, and is at the heart of enabling innovation across a wide range of todays most groundbreaking and revolutionary markets, including the transition from the internal combustion engine to electric vehicles and the rollout of ultra-fast 5G networks, said Gregg Lowe, CEO of Cree. This state-of-the-art, automotive-qualified wafer fabrication facility builds on our 30-year heritage of commercializing breakthrough technologies that help our customers deliver next-generation applications. We look forward to connecting our North Carolina and New York innovation hubs to drive the accelerated adoption of silicon carbide.
Were excited to become part of Crees efforts to drive the transition from silicon to silicon carbide, and this partnership will be a key part of our work to strengthen the research and scientific assets that New York State will use to attract the industries and jobs of tomorrow, said Empire State Development Acting Commissioner and President and CEO-designate Eric J. Gertler. The Mohawk Valley offers a unique combination of valuable high-tech and scientific assets, and this is an important next step in growing our advanced manufacturing infrastructure and investing in our upstate economy.
Cree will partner with colleges in North Carolina and New York to develop training and internship programs to prepare its workforce for the high-tech employment.
Governor Andrew Cuomo is scheduled to make an announcement at an off-campus SUNY Polytechnic Institute facility Monday afternoon.
SUNY Poly was one of the primary projects at the center of the investigation into several of Governor Cuomos top aides. SUNY Polytechnic Institute founder Alain Kaloyeros is serving a three year sentence in prison for steering more than $850 million worth of state-funded contracts to allies of Cuomo.
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Nanotech Security (TSXV:NTS) has announced the early retirement of a $3 million secured note.
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The note was previously issued to finance real estate assets acquired in the Fortress Optical Features Ltd. acquisition in September 2014. It bore a 4% annual interest rate and was due in September 2017.
The Company used funds originally earmarked to redeem its $4.2 million convertible debentures. As many debenture holders elected to convert their debentures into common shares of the Company, only $1.4 million was required to be repaid. With the recent retirement of the convertible debentures and now with the payment of the $3.0 million secured note, the Company is debt free.
Given our recent $13.3 million financing, the cash from operations generated in the third quarter, and the visibility into our pipeline, we decided to repay the debt early, instead of refinancing, to reduce our interest expense, said Nanotech CEO Doug Blakeway. Doing so saves the Company $120,000 per yearin interest and the Company is now debt free with a strong cash balance to execute on our growth opportunities.
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Duke combines immunotherapy, tumor-roasting nanotech to vaccinate mice against cancer – Durham Herald Sun
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Duke combines immunotherapy, tumor-roasting nanotech to vaccinate mice against cancer
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By combining an FDA-approved cancer immunotherapy with an emerging tumor-roasting nanotechnology, Duke University researchers improved the efficacy of both therapies in a proof-of-concept study using mice. The potent combination also attacked ...
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Industrial Nanotech Inc (INTK) has watched the Triple Exponential Moving Average (TEMA) of its share price trend higher over the past 5 session. This is a potential signal that strength is building for the upward trend. TEMAis a unique combination of a single exponential moving average, a double exponential moving average, and a triple exponential moving average that provides less lag than any of those three individually. It can be used instead of traditional moving averages for smoothing price data or other indicators. TEMA can also be used as a momentum indicator. Consistentnegative value suggests momentum is decreasing while a positive trendsuggests increasing momentum.
Checking in onadditional numbers for Industrial Nanotech Inc (INTK), we can see that the company has a Williams Percent Range or 14 day Williams %R of -18.75. In general, if the reading goes above -20, the stock may be considered to be overbought. On the other end of the spectrum, if the indicator goes under -80, this may show the stock as being oversold. The Williams Percent Range or Williams %R is a technical indicator that was developed to measure overbought and oversold market conditions.
We can also take a look at the Average Directional Index or ADX of Industrial Nanotech Inc (INTK). The ADX is used to measure trend strength. ADX calculations are made based on the moving average price range expansion over a specified amount of time. ADX is charted as a line with values ranging from 0 to 100. The indicator is non-directional meaning that it gauges trend strength whether the stock price is trending higher or lower. The 14-day ADX presently sits at 21.53. In general, and ADX value from 0-25 would represent an absent or weak trend. A value of 25-50 would indicate a strong trend. A value of 50-75 would indicate a very strong trend, and a value of 75-100 would signify an extremely strong trend. At the time of writing, the 14-day Commodity Channel Index (CCI) is 147.10. Developed by Donald Lambert, the CCI is a versatile tool that may be used to help spot an emerging trend or provide warning of extreme conditions. CCI generally measures the current price relative to the average price level over a specific time period. CCI is relatively high when prices are much higher than average, and relatively low when prices are much lower than the average.
A commonly used tool among technical stock analysts is the moving average. Moving averages are considered to be lagging indicators that simply take the average price of a stock over a certain period of time. Moving averages can be very helpful for identifying peaks and troughs. They may also be used to assist the trader figure out proper support and resistance levels for the stock. Currently, the 200-day MA for Industrial Nanotech Inc (INTK) is sitting at 0.00. The Relative Strength Index (RSI) is a momentum oscillator that measures the speed and change of stock price movements. The RSI was developed by J. Welles Wilder, and it oscillates between 0 and 100. Generally, the RSI is considered to be oversold when it falls below 30 and overbought when it heads above 70. RSI can be used to detect general trends as well as finding divergences and failure swings. The 14-day RSI is presently standing at 56.12, the 7-day is 67.35, and the 3-day is resting at 88.04.