NASA-Glenn Visit

Our faculty visited NASA-Glenn research laboratories.

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Open House

Tamara Jernigan will visit the University of California Merced as a keynote speaker for the Open House put on by MACES.

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Implementation Nanotechnology Modules

Graduate student Zachary Perek (Prof. Tao Ye), Carlos Ortuno (Prof. Jennifer Lu) and Joseph Pozzi (Prof. Anand Subramaniam) visited Livingston high school. They demonstrated the nanomaterials enhanced drug release system to students in four different classes.

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Implementation Nanotechnology Modules

Graduate student Melissa Xu (Prof. Anand Subramaniam), Ian Hill (Prof. Jennifer Lu) and Qufei Guo (Prof. Tao Ye) visited Buhach Colony High School. They presented an interactive Crime Lab module as an accessible illustration of the principles of nanomaterial-enabled biosensing to students in five different classes.

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Recruitment Trip

February 7 Professor Tao Ye and Jennifer Lu visited California State University at Sacramento. Professor Sayantani Ghosh visited California State University Stanislaus and Professor Ashlie Martini visited Merced College in February to introduce our graduate training and our summer non-UC Merced undergraduate training program.

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NASA Connection

Dr. James Wu from NASA-Glenn visited us. He met with MACES students for lunch. He opened his lecture with an overview of energy research at NASA Glenn followed by an account of his battery-related research. He also discussed possible collaboration topics with MACES's faculty.

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Implementation Nanotechnology Modules

On Oct 14 and Nov 10, MACES graduate research fellows, Angela Macedo Andrade, Som Sarang, Mark Bartol, Jussi Amaral, Vipawee Limsakoune and Zachary Petrek implemented two nanotechnology modules at local high schools “water splitting to generate hydrogen fuels “ and “unique properties of nanomaterials- large surface area, why Alka-Seltzer is effective”

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Educational module Development

MACES faculty and graduate students kicked-off their educational module development for high school teachers with a weeklong workshop on June 6 -10. Attended by six teachers selected from a large pool of applicants, the workshop developed modules that will be used in classrooms at Merced Golden Valley HS, Buhach Colony HS and Livingstone HS in the AY 2016-2017.

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MACES Student Presentation

UCM, CSU and Merced College undergraduate students that participated in the MACES summer research program presented their work at UC Merced’s 10th Annual Undergraduate Summer Research Symposium. The MACES students shared their research with students, faculty and other Symposium attendees as both oral and poster presentations. This event was a great opportunity to showcase the significant research contributions that all of our MACES students have made this summer. Thanks to MACES faculty and their graduate student mentors for making this fruitful research experience happen.

august 9 2016

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1st Annual Retreat

MACES hosted the first annual retreat. We celebrated the achievements that we have made in the first year in research, education, outreach as well as in sustainability with faculty, students and our Dean, Mark Matsumoto and Vice Chancellor of Research, Samuel Traina. Building on this momentum, we also have identified major tasks for year 2 that will help to develop the center into a first class material research institute. Go MACES.

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Zeiss and UC Merced's MACES Partnership

To celebrate the partnership between Zeiss and UC Merced’s MACES an Open House to showcase the newly acquired state of the art scanning electron microscopic (SEM) imaging instrument, Gemini SEM 500, was held on July 14th. Over 50 faculty members and students from UC Merced, Merced College, CSU Fresno and local high teachers attended this event. Two Zeiss application specialists also spoke about the latest developments in high temporal and spatial resolution characterization of nanomaterials, including those enabled by the Gemini SEM 500. In the afternoon, participants were able to witness first-hand images captured by the SEM using their own samples.

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