GTPN News

  • 2018 STAMI Industry Partners Day

    Georgia Tech's Center for the Science and Technology of Advanced Materials and Interfaces (STAMI) held its 2018 STAMI Industrial Partners Day and Exposition on Sept. 27-28, 2018 at The Historic Academy of Medicine. The meeting featured talks from leaders in industry and academia, student presentations, and networking opportunities.

  • Material Formed from Crab Shells and Trees Could Replace Flexible Plastic Packaging

    New materials developed in the labs of GTPN, CRĀSI, and SMI member Carson Meredith derived from crab shells and tree fibers has the potential to replace the flexible plastic packaging used to keep food fresh. GTPN, CRĀSI, and SMI members John Reynolds and Meisha Shofner were also part of the team.

    The new material is described in the journal ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering. See the Article in Research Horizons.

  • STAMI-COPE Professors receive DURIP Grant for Advanced Solar Cell Fabrication Equipment

    COPE, GTPN, and CRĀSI Professors Seth Marder, Zhiqun Lin, Natalie Stingelin, and Carlos Silva from the Schools of Chemistry and Biochemistry and Materials Sciences and Engineering have received a Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP) grant for equipment to establish a unique deposition and characterization station for a wide range of metal-halide perovskite materials that will allow control, with high precision, of thin-film deposition from solution in a controlled atmosphere, and enable characterization of the produced films during film formation as well as in device assemblies.

  • GTPN Student Polymer Network Members Shine at Polymer Conference

    The 2018 National Graduate Research Polymer Conference (NGRPC18) recognized three STAMI Ph.D. students for outstanding presentations: Aditi Khirbat – top oral presentation; Brian Schmatz – runner-up oral presentation; Young Jun Yoon – top poster presentation. Congratulations Aditi, Brian, and Young Jun!

  • Materials Developed in the labs of STAMI Professor John Reynolds may power Transparent Wood Smart Windows

    Transparent wood composites have high strength, toughness, thermal insulation, and excellent transmissivity, and offer a route to replace glass for diffusely transmitting windows. STAMI-GTPN and -COPE Professor John Reynolds' group has used conjugated-polymer-based electrochromic materials and transparent wood to create devices that switch on-demand. The devices exhibit a vibrant magenta-to-clear color change that results from a remarkably colorless bleached state. Published in Chemistry and Sustainability (ChemSusChem)

  • Perking Up and Crimping the ‘Bristles’ of Polyelectrolyte Brushes

    The labs of STAMI member Blair Brettmann (GTPN, SMI, School of Materials Science and Engineering) have created a molecular-sized brush that looks like a shoe brush and has properties with great potential for the materials industry and medicine, but polyelectrolyte brushes can be sensitive, and getting them to work correctly is tricky. New research shows what can make them break down, but also what can get them to systematically recover.

    See the Article on Georgia Tech Research Horizons.

  • Inaugural Industrial Partners Day

    STAMI held its inaugural Industrial Partners Day and Exposition on October 19th-20th at Geogria Tech's Historic Academy of Medicine in Midtown Atlanta. The event was attended by over 20 different companies interested in advanced materials and interfaces and by over 150 Georgia Tech faculty, students, and researchers from a variety of schools within the College of Engineering and the College of Science. Professor George M. Whitesides from Harvard University delivered the Keynote Address while both Georgia Tech faculty and Industrial speakers participated in presentations and networking opportunties.