Research News

Prof. Szalewicz and Prof. Nikolic participate in an interdisciplinary team which brings the largest supercomputer on UD campus

October 26, 2010 - A University of Delaware research team has received a three-year, $750,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to purchase a supercomputer -- named Chimera -- for high performance scientific computation. Chimera, which was built by Penguin Computing of California, contains 3,168 processor cores and is the largest supercomputer on campus. It was delivered Oct. 19 and is expected to be fully operational this semester.

Solar cell research at UD may impact Pakistan

October 15, 2010 - S. Ismat Shah, a University of Delaware professor with joint appointments in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering and the Department of Physics and Astronomy, is helping researchers in Pakistan study solar energy as an alternative to fossil fuels.

Center for Spintronics and Biodetection research on spin pumping overviewed at PASPS-VI conference in Japan

August 5, 2010 - At the recent international conference PASPS-VI, which has brought together leading experimental physicists from around the world to the Hongo campus of the University of Tokyo to discuss spin related phenomena in semiconductors, Professor Nikolic gave a talk summarizing experimental and theoretical efforts at UD on spin pumping in microwave-driven magnetic tunnel junctions and ferromagnet-topological insulator nanostructures. 

Professor Nikolic reviews recent research on graphene nanoribbons in a plenary talk at Dubna-Nano 2010 conference

July 10, 2010 - At the recent International Conference on Theoretical Physics, Dubna-Nano 2010 organized by the Bogoliubov Laboratory of Theoretical Physics in Russia, Prof. Nikolic gave a plenary talk overviewing experimental, nanofabrication, and theoretical advances in the field of graphene nanoribbons (GNRs).

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