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  • 3-week accelerated nanotechnology cleanroom training
  • 4-week research project 
  • Summer conference presentation
  • Professional development workshops

Research Experiences

  • Characterization of thermal protection materials using electron microscopy
  • Boron nitride nanostructured materials for extreme space
  • Design of stable perovskite solar cells
  • Nanoelectrode arrays in analysis of neural networks
  • Functional brain imaging using nanoelectrodes
  • Laser Micromachining for neural probe applications
  • Meta-material generation using tunable laser irradiation

Outreach Activities

  • Outreach programs for K-12 students , teachers and public via Remotely Accessible Instruments for Nanotechnology (RAIN)
  • Target local area schools, educators, students and parents to enhance understanding and appreciation of STEM careers
  • Strengthen skills and knowledge in nanoscience through outreach, informal science, curriculum improvement, and dissemination activities at the K-12 to undergraduate STEM pathways
  • Engagement underserved youth through its diverse portfolio of K-12 outreach programs

Professional Development

Research Projects

  • Neural recordings in the rat brain (Norfolk State University, Eastern Virginia Medical School)
  • Cosmic irradiation effects on materials and nanodevices fabrication (Norfolk State University, NASA Langley Research Center)