Welcome to the Nanohour Homepage

Nanohour is a interdisciplinary seminar series aligned with the Molecular and Electronic Nanostructures research initiative at the Beckman Institute at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign.

Nanohour is an informal discussion given to a diverse audience meant to introduce a range of new topics and stimulate discussion typically focused on physical phenomena at the micro/nano level, nano-devices and structures, and fabrication techniques. 

Full Spring 2014 Schedule

Next Scheduled Seminar - Wednesday, April 23, 3:00 pm, Rm 4269 Beckman

Yue Zhuo (Bioengineering - Graduate Student with Prof. Brian Cunningham)
  Protein-protein Binding Detection Using Nanoparticle Photonic Crystal Enhanced Microscopy (NP-PCEM)

Duc Nguyen (Chemistry - Graduate Student with Prof. Martin Gruebele)
  Determining the energy landscape of a glass surface by directly imaging its dynamics

Abstract info for all Nanohour talks can be found here.

  1. This is a University of Illinois student organized seminar series hosted using funds from the Beckman Institute.  The webpage, speaker scheduling, and seminar hosting is performed by graduate student Lea Nienhaus

If you have questions, comments, or recommendations, please contact Lea


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