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JEFFREY CHEN, NU Materials Science and Engineering PhD student




College: Northwestern University

Major: MSE

Year of Graduation: G

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

I studied NanoEngineering during my undergraduate years at UC San Diego. In the past, I worked on piezoelectric nanocomposites to be implemented as energy harvesters. I've also studied porous nanomaterials at National Taiwan University, and demonstrated the first synthesis of hollow porous iron pyrite nanoparticles.



Past Classes

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S355: Nanoscience in everyday life: the “invisible” driving force shaping tomorrow’s future in Splash 2018 (Apr. 07, 2018)
When it comes to science and everyday life, size matters. For centuries, civilizations have pushed to build larger/taller infrastructures and grow bigger plants for advances in the quality of life. Yet, what about building smaller? What would happen? Why should we attempt to do so? Such a simple concept has become one of the hottest scientific field for the past few decades and remains equally exciting for the years to come. This course will explore various nanoscience phenomena and engineering approaches in the fields of biology, chemistry, materials science, energy, and electronics. Current nanoscience research conducted by institutions such as Northwestern University and UC San Diego will also be discussed.