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susan fullerton

 

2011

2009

12/16/2009    Solid polymer electrolyte research highlighted in the 2009 NIST Center for    

                      Neutron Research annual report


10/15/2009    Presented research to NSF review panel at the NIST Center for Neutron

                      Research


09/15/2009    Susan starts at Notre Dame. 


08/15/2009    Penn State Graduation!


06/19/2009    Susan passes PhD defense.  Quickly masters several video games.


03/24/2009    Paper titled “Effect of LiClO4 on the Structure and Mobility of

                      PEO-Based Solid Polymer Electrolytes” is published in Macromolecules.


03/17/2009    Susan wins the 2009 Frank J. Padden Jr. Award for “Excellence in Polymer        

                      Research” at the March meeting of the American Physical Society [APS]

12/09/2011    Susan gives invited talk at the Technische Universität München,

                      Germany, on the battery project.


10/11/2011    Presented research at the ECS meeting in Boston.


09/23/2011    Our paper is featured on the cover of the Journal of Polymer

                      Science B, Polymer physics - check it out!


08/09/2011    Paper titled “Influence of thermal history and humidity on the

                      ionic conductivity of nanoparticle-filled solid polymer electrolytes

                      is published early online in the Journal of Polymer Science B.


08/05/2011    Suong Do and Dean Schaetzl complete their summer research

                      and present their posters at the Undergraduate Research

                      Conference.


06/10/2011    Susan gives an invited talk at the ACS Central Regional meeting in the New    

                      Advances in Polymer Materials session.


05/16/2011    Dean Schaetzl (Purdue) and Suong Do (St. Mary’s/Notre Dame) join the group

                      as summer Nanoelectronic Undergraduate Research Fellows (NURF).  EE

                      graduate student, Barnali Dey, also joins the group for the summer.  All three    

                      students will be working on the battery project.  Welcome!


03/15/2011    Lindsay and Susan travel to the NCNR for neutron experiments.

2010

12/07/2010   Susan attends the NNI National Nanotechnology Innovation Summit in DC.


12/06/2010   News article on the battery project - complete with a picture of Suong! 

                     Click here to check it out.


10/01/2010   Suong Do and Melissa Cunningham will be working on the battery project -        

                     welcome! 


09/13/2010   Susan attends the 2010 Nano-Energy Workshop at Lehigh University.


09/01/2010   Sarah completes her summer research.


06/26/2010    Presented research at the American Conference on Neutron Scattering [ACNS],    

                      Neutron Scattering for the Study of Soft Matter Tutorial, Ottawa, ON, Canada


05/03/2010    Paper titled “Structure and mobility of PEO/LiClO4 solid polymer electrolytes filled        

                      with Al2O3 nanoparticles” is published in the Journal of Physical Chemistry C.


03/30/2010    Presented research to the 2010 National Academies Panel on Neutron Research        

                      at the NIST Center for Neutron Research


03/14/2010     Attended the APS March meeting in Portland, Oregon, along with a pre-

                       conference workshop on “Opportunities in Energy Research”.


03/01/2010     Sarah Schubert is selected to receive one of NDnano’s Nanoelectronics

                       Undergraduate Research Fellowships [NURF] and will join the group in May    

                       2010.  Welcome!

2012

11/29/2012  Fall 2012 MRS meeting, Boston:  Susan presents results of our neutron

                    reflectometry study on the effect of small-molecule drug loading on the LCST and    

                    thickness of pNIPAAm brushes.  This work was a collaboration with Lindsay Elliott,

                    Paul Bohn, Benxin Jing, Yingxi Zhu (Notre Dame), and Bulent Akgun (NCNR).


09/28/2012  Our recent paper, published in the Journal of Physical Chemistry C, shows that iron

                    oxide nanorods are more effective than spherical nanoparticles per unit volume at

                    improving Li-ion transport in polyethylene oxide.


04/10/2012  Suong was selected to receive a 2012 Vincent P. Slatt Fellowship for

                    Undergraduate Research in Energy Systems and Processes by the Notre Dame

                    Center for Sustainable Energy (cSEND).  The fellowship will support her research    

                    on the battery project.  Congratulations Suong!


02/28/2012  Dean Schaetzl, Samuel Leung and Josh Vahala are awarded 2012 Nanoelectronic

                    Undergraduate Research Fellowships (NURF) by NDnano.  This is Dean’s second

                    summer in the group, and Sam’s & Josh’s first.  Welcome!


01/22/2012   Dean’s research is featured in the South Bend Tribune

2013

10/01/2013:  Kiersten Lieurance, a Marian High School students, joined the group.  She will be

                     making polymer electrolyte samples and electrical measurements with Erich Kinder

                     in preparation for two science fairs during spring 2014.


08/26/2013:  Erich Kinder passes both the oral and written portions of his qualifying exam! 

                     Congratulations Erich!


07/22/2013:  Huilong Xu, a Visiting Research Assistant Professor, joins the group.  Huilong will    

                     work on steep slope transistors and electrostatic doping in the LEAST center. 

                     Welcome Huilong!


06/26/2013  Susan gives two talks at the EMC conference (1) Dean’s work on aligning magnetic

                    nanorods in a solid polymer electrolyte and (2) Suong’s work on the influence of    

                    nanofiller aspect ratio on ionic conductivity in solid polymer electrolytes.


05/14/2013  New Equipment installed in the lab:  5 port MBraun gloveboxes enclosing a built-in    

                    spin coater and Bruker Icon AFM.


03/1/2013    Buchanan “Buck” Bourdon is awarded a 2013 Nanoelectronic Undergraduate    

                    Research Fellowship (NURF) by NDnano.  Welcome Buck!


02/27/2013  Our recent paper, published in Langmuir, uses Neutron Reflectometry to study

                    the loading and distribution of a small-molecule drug through a thermo-

                    responsive polymer brush (pNIPAAM).  The results have important implications

                    for applications such as drug delivery and gating.


01/17/2013  NEW FUNDING:  Center for Low Energy Systems Technology (LEAST): Notre

                    Dame to be part of $194-million university research center network focused on

                    next-generation microelectronics

                   

                    Funding sources:  The Semiconductor Research

                    Corporation (SRC) and the Defense Advanced

                    Research Projects Agency (DARPA)


                    Check out the website!

01/15/2013  Erich Kinder, a first year graduate student in EE, joins the group and will be working on        

                    nanoionic memory as part of LEAST.  Welcome Erich!

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2014

02/26/2014: New Funding from the Center for Sustainable Energy at Notre Dame (cSEND) to

                    study new polymer electrolytes for Li-ion batteries.

                    PIs:  Elaine Zhu (ChE), Haifeng Gao (Chem), Susan Fullerton (EE)



01/20/2014:  Nanoelectronics Undergraduate Research Fellowship (NURF) applications are

                     being accepted for Summer 2014.  Check out the opportunity in the Fullerton lab

                     here!