Former NESAC/BIO post-doctoral fellow and research assistant professor Tobias Weidner won the 2013 Biomaterial Interfaces Young Investigator Award from the American Vacuum Society for his research on the structure of peptides and proteins at interfaces.
NESAC/BIO graduate students Elisa Harrison and Yung-Chen Wang have been awarded travel grants to attend the Nanobeams School in Luxembourg.
The Perspective Article "SFG Analysis of Surface Bound Proteins: A Route towards Structure Determination" by Tobias Weidner and David Castner was published in Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 15(30), 12516-12524, 2013. The journal selected Tobias Weidner's artwork from this article for the cover of that issue. For more information see:
NESAC/BIO Director David Castner was elected to the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering College of Fellows for outstanding contributions to the development and application of surface analysis methods for characterizing biomedical materials and devices.
NESAC/BIO graduate students Rami Foster and Blake Bluestein have been awarded travel grants to attend the Nanobeams School in Luxembourg
NESAC/BIO Director David Castner has been awarded a Shared Instrumentation Grant from the National Institutes of Health to purchase a new Ar gas cluster ion source and an upgraded C60 cluster ion source for the existing NESAC/BIO ToF-SIMS instrument. These new ion sources will add significant new ToF-SIMS capabilities to NESAC/BIO, especially for 3-D imaging and molecular depth profiling of biological materials.
The European Society for Biomaterials has selected NESAC/BIO Investigator Buddy Ratner for the 2012 George Winter Award for his outstanding contributions to biomaterials.
NESAC/BIO graduate student Michael Robinson has been awarded a North American Student Grant to attend the SIMS XVIII conference in Italy to present his research on ToF-SIMS imaging of biological cells.
NESAC/BIO Director David Castner has been awarded a Major Reseach Instrumentation grant from the National Science Foundation to construct a new femtosecond sum frequency generation system. This instrumentation will add significant new non-linear optical capabilities to NESAC/BIO.