MSUM Physics & Astronomy Seminar Series Presents:
Graduate Opportunities in Materials and Nanotechnology at NDSU

Erik K. Hobbie
Department of Physics, Department of Coatings and Polymeric Materials
North Dakota State University

Friday, February 1, 2013
3-3:50 p.m.
325 Hagen Hall

An overview of opportunities for graduate study in Materials and Nanotechnology at NDSU will be presented, along with a summary of our ongoing research. Recent work in our group has demonstrated significant improvements in both the photoluminescence quantum yield of silicon quantum dots and the energy conversion efficiency of carbon-nanotube photovoltaic devices through nanoparticle purification and self-assembly. I will present some of our recent findings related to the harvest and generation of light using these purified nanomaterials and discuss both the underlying scientific breakthroughs and the potential applications.