Professor Allain’s RSSEL group will examine surfaces of fine-grained bodies from asteroids and surrogate materials under simulated radiation exposure conditions created in IGNIS facility to decipher space weathering effects. Prof. Allain will examine lunar samples collected during the U.S. Apollo missions and surrogate minerals such as olivine, as well as samples from an asteroid mission […]
Congratulations to Felipe Bedoya for successfully defending his thesis titled “Plasma facing components conditioning techniques and their correlation with plasma performance in NSTX-U” this summer. Felipe has accepted a postdoctoral research position at MIT Plasma Science and Fusion Center (PSFC) starting fall 2017. Best of luck to Felipe from all RSSEL members!
Professor Allain will present the invited talk titled Innovating Bioactive Interfaces for Next-Generation Personalized Medical Implant Technology at OTM’s Innovation and Startup Showcase on September 21, 2017 at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts. Share the Vision will preview a pipeline of emerging technologies through research & start-up presentations featuring 24 leading innovators and entrepreneurs from […]
RSSEL’s Multi-scale Computational Irradiation Surface Science team was invited to present highlights from their research that leveraged Blue Waters petascale supercomputer at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA). Massive-scale atomistic simulations used while developing directed irradiation synthesis of ordered nanodots and other nanostructures are necessary to address knowledge gaps in existing theories of nanopattern formation and […]
Professor Allain has received the 2017 College of Engineering Dean’s Award for Excellence in Research for his work unifying concepts from nanotechnology, nuclear engineering and materials science. NPRE Department Head Jim Stubbins highlighted Prof. Allain’s research group for its impact forging new fundamental and applied research directions in emergent areas of material surfaces and interfaces exposed to extreme […]
Advanced Science News featured the article Magnetic Healing of Brain Injury by Professor Allain’s group highlighting the magnetic natural hydrogel MBNC as a novel, multi-functional biomaterial that would provide a focal magnetic attractive force at the local region near the aneurysm neck orifice. The RSSEL group recently published on this new alternative method of using scaffold stents […]
Professor Allain was invited to Los Alamos National Laboratory, Materials Science & Technology Division where he presented the seminar titled “Challenges to a foundational understanding of the plasma-material interface in plasma-burning nuclear fusion reactors”.
Congratulations to Michael Toriyama for being selected by the Harvard College Undergraduate Research Association (HCURA) to present RSSEL’s work on Multi-Scale Computational Irradiation Surface Science at the 2017 National Collegiate Research Conference (NCRC) at Harvard University.