Nanotechnology Research Group

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The Nanotechnology Research Group (NRG) was started in the spring of 2013 in the department of Aerospace Engineering at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University by Dr. Virginie Rollin and her students, Gutti Ingvason, May Chan, Keith Alvares and Madhav Thaker. The research interests of the group are to study nanomaterials for aerospace applications. These include nanocrystalline metals, carbon nanotubes or graphene for example. The group is interested in both experimental and computational aspects of the research. In the spring of 2013, they applied for several internal grants to build a Chemical Vapor Deposition laboratory on campus. All three grants were approved, and construction of the lab started in  January 2014 and ended in June 2014. In April 2014, the Chemical Vapor Deposition setup was complete, and the first experiment was started. Results were analyzed using our new Scanning Electron Microscope. In 2015-16, Dr. Rollin started working with Master's student Santhosh Loganathan on transparent heaters using carbon nanotubes.

The Nanotechnology Research Group in April 2014. From left to right: Tejas Mehta, Sahithi Yanamandra, Madhav Thaker, May Chong Chan, Ashok Bevaa and Dr. Virginie Rollin. Missing group members: Keith Alvares, James Kimmel and Samit Jaiswal.

Our complete CVD setup in April 2014.


A Carbon Nanotube modeled with Molecular Dynamics

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