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In the nanomaterials & imaging lab, we investigate and develop high-performance lightweight nanomaterials of the next-generation. Such materials will be low-cost to produce, yet very versatile and multi-functional.
Principal Investigator of the Group is Prof. Hannes Schniepp.
Our Lab in the Media
|May 2018|| New Publication: Nanoscale (2018) — Dickinson, Kumar, Adamson, Schniepp*
"High-throughput optical thickness and size characterization of 2D materials". We developed a simple method to measure the thickness of many graphene sheets with atomic precision (press release).
|Apr 2018||Undergraduate student Chloe Walsh successfully defended her honors thesis, “Self-Assembly of Native Spider Silk Protein” on April 25.|
|Apr 2018||Nanomaterials & Imaging Lab at William & Mary Earth Day 2018: We highlighted the ability of silk to replace synthetic plastics and the importance of our research to achieve this goal.|
|Mar 2018||Ph. D. student Qijue Wang presented his work on Mar. 5, in APS 2018 March Meeting in Los Angeles, CA.|
|Mar 2018||Prof. Schniepp presents an invited talk on “Toughness-Enhancing Linear Metastructure in the Recluse Spider’s Nanoribbon Silk” in the Bio Nano Interfaces and Engineering Applications Symposium at TMS 2018: Annual Meeting & Exhibition in Phoenix, AR.|
|Jan 2018||Ph. D. student Qijue Wang is awarded Arts & Sciences Office of Graduate Studies and Research/Graduate Student Association Conference Funding, William and Mary.|
|Jan 2018||Ph. D. student Qijue Wang is selected to present his work about the structure of recluse spider silk in APS 2018 March Meeting in Los Angeles, CA, Mar. 5-9.|
|Dec 2017||Prof. Schniepp speaks at the 7th International Conference on Mechanics of Biomaterials and Tissues about our most recent results on the hierarchical structure of silk.|
|Dec 2017||Prof. Schniepp joins the editorial board of PLOS ONE, one of the world's largest scientific journals as an Academic Editor.|
|Dec 2017||Prof. Schniepp presents four papers at the 2017 Fall MRS Meeting in Boston, MA on topics including the brown recluse ribbon silk, thermal interface materials, and interfacial properties of graphene.|
|Nov 2017||Ph. D. student Qijue Wang receives an International Student Opportunity Award from the Reves Center for International Studies, William and Mary.|
|Sep 2017||Prof. Schniepp gives an invited lecture on “The Strong, Tough & Sticky Silk Nanoribbons of the Recluse Spider: Revealing the Structure and Properties” in the Biomedical Engineering Department at Tufts University, Medford, MA.|
|Sep 2017||Prof. Schniepp gives an invited lecture on “Synthetic and Biogenic 2D Materials: Interfacial Properties and Characterization” in the Chemical and Bioengineering Department at The Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO.|
|Sep 2017||New publication: Polymer (2017) — Hocker, Hudson-Smith, Smith, Komatsu, Dickinson, Schniepp & Kranbuehl: "Graphene oxide reduces the hydrolytic degradation in polyamide-11". A tiny amount of graphene makes plastics more durable.|
|Aug 2017||Prof. Schniepp gives an invited talk on “Graphene as a two-dimensional surfactant” at the Fall 2017 National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Washington, D.C.|