Introducing the Nick Holonyak, Jr. Micro and Nanotechnology Laboratory!
On June 11, 2019, we officially became the Nick Holonyak, Jr Micro and Nanotechnology Laboratory.
Professor Holonyak's legacy will now permanently be recognized on campus, and it will influence generations of engineers for years to come.
Holonyak invented the world's first practical light-emitting diode (LED) and he and his students demonstrated the first quantum well laser, which enabled modern fiber optics communications.
A video of the full naming ceremony is available from the Grainger College of Engineering. Read here for more information about the renaming.
Ryan F. Mandelbaum, GIZMODO
A paper published in a well-known science journal begins with the following sentence: “It is a truth universally acknowledged that a pair of grape hemispheres exposed to intense microwave radiation will spark, igniting a plasma.” A universally acknowledged truth indeed... but what causes this microwave marvel? Holonyak Lab Professor Catherine Murphy was a coauthor on the paper. Read more
Behtany Halford, c&en
Automaker Subaru is recalling certain models of its Crosstrek, Forester, and Impreza vehicles, blaming a reaction between silicone-containing consumer products and brake-light switches. The recall affects 1.3 million automobiles in the US alone. Holonyak Lab Professor Ralph Nuzzo explains the latest recalls. Read full story
Chicago Quantum Exchange
The first seed grants funded by the Discovery Partners Institute have been announced and Holonyak Lab Professor Paul Kwiat is one of the recipients. Kwiat's project involves a weeklong summer school program in quantum computing to provide basic training for students and faculty, and for students interested in pursuing research and entrepreneurship in this next wave of innovation. Read more
Holonyak Lab professor Hyunjoon Kong is PI on one of 11 projects funded by the Jump ARCHES grants. His project, "Surgical planning via preoperative surgical repair of next-generation 3D, patient-specific. cardiac mimic," aims to 3D print realistic physical organs and tissues to help surgeons better plan for specific operations and train new surgeons. Read more