Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Monday, September 26, 2011
To accommodate additional interested parties, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) announced a 30-day extension on a request seeking public comment on the proposed new Advanced Manufacturing Technology Consortia (AMTech) program. The comment period now ends 11:59 p.m., Eastern Time, on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011. For more details see http://www.nist.gov/director/amtech-092011.cfm.
Michael D. Walsh
Monday, September 19, 2011
Sunday, September 18, 2011
Friday, September 16, 2011
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Friday, September 9, 2011
LighTimes: University of Florida Researchers Develop Way of Producing Low Cost Quantum dot-based LEDs
September 6, 2011…Researchers at the University of Florida have developed a way to manufacture quantum dot-based LEDs at a very low cost. The researchers explained their development in an article in the current online issue of the journal Nature Photonics. The article indicated that moving a QD LED from the lab to market is a step closer to reality thanks to a new manufacturing process pioneered by two research teams in UF?s department of materials science and engineering.
?Our work paves the way to manufacture efficient and stable quantum dot-based LEDs with really low cost, which is very important if we want to see wide-spread commercial use of these LEDs in large-area, full-color flat-panel displays or as solid-state lighting sources to replace the existing incandescent and fluorescent lights,? said Jiangeng Xue, the research leader and an associate professor of materials science and engineering??Manufacturing costs will be significantly reduced for these solution-processed devices, compared to the conventional way of making semiconductor LED devices.?
Seminar: 9.12.11 / CREOL 102 / 11-12pm / Seminar: “Modelling DC-Induced Nonlinearity in Optical Fiber” – Chris Sapiano
Seminar: “Modelling DC-Induced Nonlinearity in Optical Fiber” – Chris Sapiano
Monday, September 12, 2011 / 11-12pm
University of Toronto
Silica glass, owing to its inversion symmetry, does not exhibit even ordered nonlinear susceptibilities. However it has been observed that heating and cooling a glass sample under the influence of a DC electric field (a process known as thermal poling) a significant second order nonlinearity can be induced. This talk will outline work towards modelling these DC-induced nonlinear processes in fiber. There will be specific focus on providing balanced comparisons between DC-induced processes and their equivalent third order processes.
Chris Sapiano received a B.A.Sc. degree with honors from University of Toronto in Engineering Science (physics option). During his undergraduate thesis research he worked under Prof. Li Qian on the design and construction of erbium doped fiber laser systems for use in passively mode-locked laser systems. Following this he fast-tracked into the PhD program in Electrical Engineering as a member of the Photonics Group. His research, supervised by Prof. Stewart Aitchison and Prof. Li Qian, has focused on simulation of various aspects of nonlinear generation in thermally poled silica fibers.
For More Information:
raddy @ creol .ucf .edu
Human Side of Research: Building of Research Organizations
Friday, September 9, 2011
VP of Research & Commercialization, UCF
A discussion-based presentation about Dr. Soileau's experiences in building and leading research organizations through methods related to chaos theory and 2nd order differential equations.
For More Information:
Matt D. Weed
OSA, The Optical Society
Student Chapter President
mewed @ creol. ucf. edu
Thursday, September 8, 2011
I would like to invite you to submit several of your images and/or digital video clips to the 2011 Olympus BioScapes Digital Imaging Competition, which will honor extraordinary microscope images of life science subjects. Up to five images or videos can be entered via the Internet. Entries for the contest can be uploaded through a web browser directly to the Olympus servers at the following URL:
The deadline for new entries is September 30, 2011. The winners of the competition are tentatively scheduled to be published in Scientific American. A note about the contest: First prize will be Olympus microscope or Camera equipment valued at $5,000. Nine additional winners will also receive valuable prizes from Olympus. Each person entering can submit up to five movies, images, or image sequences. It is not necessary for people entering the competition to be users of Olympus equipment. Winners will be notified in late October, and publicly announced in November, 2011.
Michael W. Davidson
National High Magnetic Field Laboratory
1800 E. Paul Dirac Dr.
The Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL 32310
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
You're Invited: ATHENA International Women's Regional Leadership Summit - Sept. 15 at Disney's Boardwalk
Please attend the ATHENA International Women's Regional Leadership Summit on Sept. 15th at Disney's Boardwalk. We're excited about welcoming Martha Mertz, the founder of ATHENA International, to serve as the keynote speaker. Martha is the author of Becoming ATHENA: Eight Principles of Enlightened Leadership. She offers a distinctive, transforming approach for leading in the 21st century. With survey research and real-life stories, she demonstrates how time-tested "women's ways" of leading have become the gold standard for great leaders of both genders, and the building blocks for success in today's global economy. She will be followed by two panel discussions featuring women of influence such as Karen Dee, Florida Regional CEO and President of Fifth Third Bank, and successful women entrepreneurs who have graduated from the ATHENAPowerLink program throughout the country
The event is open to business leaders, entrepreneurs, and women who are interested in volunteering for the ATHENAPowerLink mentoring program. The e-vite is below. I hope you can join us!