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Copyright: Advanced Nanomaterials and Manufacturing Laboratory (2014)

Nanohour is a student organized interdisciplinary seminar series designed to enhance the graduate student experience at Boise State University.

Inspired by the Nanohour seminar from the Beckman Institute at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, this seminar series provides an opportunity to introduce a wide range of topics to a diverse and interdisciplinary audience. From policy, business, science, and engineering, our aim is to stimulate discussions surrounding the emerging applications of nanotechnology in addressing grand challenges we face as a society. The seminar meets biweekly on Thursdays in ENGR 313 @ 2:00 PM (unless otherwise specified). For additional information contact Kiyo Fujimoto  (kiyofujimoto at or Katie Yocham (katielivingston at Click on a date below to see the speakers and their abstracts.

Thursday, February 1st, 2018

Mr. Andreas Saava: Defect Generation in TiO2 Nanotube Anodes via Heat Treatment in Various Atmospheres for Lithium-Ion Batteries
Mr. Thiago Da Silva: First-Principle Surface Interaction Studies of Aluminum-Copper and Aluminum-Copper-Magnesium Secondary Phases in Aluminum Alloys

Wednesday, January 24th, 2018; ENGR 110

Dr. Matthew Dixon: Wettability and Adhesion of Real Surfaces

Thursday, December 7th, 2017

Mr. Mike Henry: Simplified Models for Accelerated Structural Prediction of Conjugated Semiconductor Polymers
Ms. Ginger Ferguson: Keeping Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes Single in SWCNT-Copolymer Composite Aerogels

Thursday, November 9th, 2017

Mr. Pete Barnes: Amorphous Nanoporous Niobium Oxide Electrodes for Lithium-ion Batteries

Thursday, October 26th, 2017

Mrs. Katie Yocham: Graphene Foam as a Bioscaffold for Cartilage Tissue Engineering

Thursday, October 12th, 2017

Mr. Tony Varghese: Additive Manufacturing of Low Cost Flexible Thermoelectric Generators For Wearable Applications

Ms. Twinkle Pandhi: Electrical Transport and Power Dissipation in Aerosol-Jet-Printed Graphene Interconnects