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David Erickson leads Cornell project in nanomaterials for energy

16 February 2010

Direct assembly of nanomaterials for highly efficient energy conversion will be the goal of a five-year, $750,000 project led by Cornell Univ. researcher David Erickson. An SPIE Member, Erickson is assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering.

Erickson has received a Department of Energy Early Career Research Program grant for a project using high-intensity optical forces on the nanoscale to directly assemble new types of hybrid nanomaterials with useful energetic properties.

He has published more than a dozen papers with SPIE and is scheduled to present on "Exploiting optical resonance and plasmonics for molecular manipulation and analysis" at SPIE Optics and Photonics in August.

Read the press release from Cornell Univ.