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News
 
 
Michael Oelze works with an ultrasound machine. 
 
 
Olivia Fleming, CCIL

HMNTL faculty member Michael Oelze, and his collaborative breast cancer and ultrasound imaging research with Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto, Canada, was awarded a major $2M grant from the National Cancer Institute (NCI). Read more

 
 
   
 
 
Xiuling Li 
 
 
Allie Arp, CSL

Because of her expertise and experience in the field of semiconductor materials and devices, Interim Director Xiuling Li was invited to write a chapter for the recently published book Women in Microelectronics. Read more

 
 
   
 
 
Paul Kenis 
 
 
Samantha Boyle, LAS

A $2 million grant from the National Science Foundation will help a team of scientists, including HMNTL's Paul Kenis, develop ways to use renewable energy to remediate carbon dioxide emissions and generate chemical building blocks and liquid fuels. Read more

 
 
   
 
 
Honors and accolades
 
 
 Rhot Bhargava (top) and Paul Braun
 
 
Diana Yates, Illinois News Bureau

Six professors at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign have been elected 2020 Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and two of them are HMNTL faculty. Bioengineering Professor Rohit Bhargava and Materials and Science Engineering Professor Paul Braun are among the 489 scientists to be awarded the distinction of AAAS Fellow this year. Read more

 
 
   
 
 
HMNTL alumni feature
 
 
TBD Pending responses
 
 
   
 
 
 
 
The HMNTL holiday card.
 
 
   
 
 
Grants
 
 

Can Bayram, AFOSR. $176,303.94, "High-voltage characterization on next generations power electronics."

Kent Choquette, Photon Sciences Inc. $42,000, for six months started 9/15/20, "NAVY sub Photon Sciences 102054."

 
 
   
 
 
Around Holonyak Lab
 
 
 HMNTL Reading Day graphic
 

Happy Reading Day!
Best of luck heading into Finals Week from all of us at HMNTL! We hope you take today to prepare for the coming week, but don't forget to take some time this weekend to take a breather and give yourself a break. You've made it through this crazy semester, and we believe you'll finish strong!

 
 

COVID updates
Due to the increase in COVID spread on campus, the requirement for testing for all faculty, staff, grad students, and undergrads has increased to twice per week. This is for anybody working on campus for any length of time for any reason. More information and the latest updates can be found here.

This is a reminder that Holonyak Lab has instituted a handshake agreement for COVID verification.  Before working closely with somebody else, if any meeting participant wishes to do a COVID “handshake” verification, each meeting participant should show their Safer Illinois smartphone application COVID status.

Mental health reminders
As we get into the second half of the semester, this is your reminder that you matter and your efforts are appreciated. If you are feeling run-down, overwhelmed, or anything else, the University of Illinois Counseling Center remains open to help. There are virtual appointments available from 8-5 on weekdays, and immediate appointments available for emergencies. Call 217-333-3704 or visit their website to schedule an appointment and get the support you deserve.

Top 5 Countdown
During the week between Christmas and New Year's, HMNTL's social media will feature a countdown of the website's Top 5 Stories of 2020 according to Google Analytics. Follow along on the lab's Facebook and Instagram pages for each day of the countdown.

 
 
   
 
 
Equipment update and processing tips
 
 

The installation of the Oxford PECVD has begun. A new metals evaporator, a metals sputterer, and an e-beam lithography system are all still expected to arrive before the holidays with installation in January.

 
 
   
 
 
Facility information
 
 

Holiday hours
Over the winter break, keycard access will be required to enter the building. The MNTL Business Office will be closed from December 24, 2020 through January 3, 2021; the business office team will not be available to process purchase orders during that time.  Normal Business office operations will resume on January 4.

Let Nandini Topudurti know if there are any proposals due in December as SPA will also be closed. Any orders for supplies that need to be refrigerated will not be processed after December 21, please order accordingly.

The cleanrooms and Bionanolab have varying hours, which are shown in the table below.

 
 
The hours for various parts of HMNTL during the winter break.
 
 
   
 
 
BioNano Lab update
 
 

No updates this month.

 
 
   
 
 
External opportunities
 
 

No new opportunities to share this month.

 
 
   
 
 
Upcoming events
 
 

No upcoming events to report.

 
 
   
 
 
Contact us
 
 

Have you recently gotten published? Won an award? Just have something cool to share? Let us know by emailing aarp@illinois.edu.

 
 
 
 
 
 
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