Research in the SST Lab
In the SST Lab, we study fundamentals and applications of small scale (millimeters to nanometers) transport including plasma dynamics, fluid dynamics, and heat transfer. We approach these topics theroretically, computaitonally, and experimentally. By understanding the physical phenomena in these areas, we seek to develop new technologies for applications ranging from environmental monitoring and chemical/biological analysis to electronics cooling.
Check out our Research Gallery.
SST In the News (Press Releases and Other Appearances in Popular Media)
Ionization and Ion Transport
One of our favorite topics in the SST Lab is on the creation and motion of charged molecules - ions. We explore both liquid and gas-phase ionization, though our focus is primarily on gas phase. Plasma and plasma-related technologies have had a huge impact on society. They form the backbone of computer chip fabrication, are essential in critical fields of chemical analysis, are ubiquitous in consumer prducts (lighting and plasma T.V.s), and are growing into new fields such as environmental monitoring and biological remediation. In the SST Lab, we look at a number of topics in electrohydrodynamics, microplasmas and microdischarges, and mass spectrometry.
Energy and Heat Transfer
In the SST Lab, we also explore topics in heat transfer and energy reutilization. Our work on energy reutilization is part of Notre Dame's Green Cloud project to reuse the waste heat from servers to help heat the local greenhouse. This project has received significnat press (The Economist, Chronicles of Higher Education, etc.) and has a positive impact on our local community.
For Current Members
- To email the group, use this email list and to email the other mass spectrometer users use this email list
- This is our group meeting schedule for Spring 2013
- To request a purchase, fill out this PO Form (Word) or PO Form (PDF) (also found here) and email the item, cost, and vendor (with form attached) to Dr. Go using the subject line PO: item to be purchased. Print off Dr. Go's approval response, attach to PO, and deliver to AME office. If purchasing a chemical. Also send a copy of the MSDS to Dr. Go.
- This is an article from SIAM News (April, 2011) on what not to do when presenting. This is a must read for all graduate students (and professors alike)!
- This is a presentation Prof. Go put together to emphasize (and summarize) the points in the above article
- Prof. Christy Haynes (U. of Minnesota) has put together some wonderful guidance on Writing a Scientific Paper and Creating and Delivering an Effective Scientific Presentation
- A little humor is always useful to lighten the load ...