Past Award Winners
Calendar Year 2015
The Best Electron Microscopy Imaging Publication 2015 is awarded to Sara Fathipour, a graduate student with Professor A. Seabaugh in the Department of Electrical Engineering.
S. Fathipour, M. Remskar, A. Varlec, A. Ajoy, R. Yan, S. Vishwanath, S. Rouvimov, W. S. Hwang, H. G. Xing, D. Jena and A. Seabaugh, “Synthesized multiwall MoS2 nanotube and nanoribbon field-effect transistors, “ Appl. Phys. Lett., 2015, Volume 106, 022114.
Fathipour and coworkers published a paper entitled “Synthesized Multiwall MoS2 Nanotube and Nanoribbon Field-Effect Transistors”. Using advanced Transmission Electron Microscopy, the study revealed surprising physical attributes of MoS2 nanotubes grown by chemical vapor transport and used as the channel in field effect transistors. Instead of being cylindrical in geometry the tubes have an ellipsoidal cross section with a semimajor axis of ~60 nm, a semiminor axis of ~30 nm, and a bending radius on the order of 2 nm. The transistors have ON/OFF current ratios more than 20 x greater than MoS2 nanotubes field effect transistors grown by other methods. The study was published in Appl. Phys. Lett. 2015, 106, 022114.
The Best Biological Imaging Publication 2015 is awarded to Dr. Manuela Lahne, a Research Assistant Professor collaborating with Professor D. Hyde in the Department of Biological Sciences and the Center for Zebrafish Research.
Manuela Lahne, Jingling Li, Rebecca M. Marton, & David R. Hyde, “Actin-Cytoskeleton- and Rock-Mediated INM are required for Photoreceptor Regeneration in the Adult Zebrafish Retina.” J. Neurosci., 2015, Nov. 25;35(47):15612-34. Doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.5005-14.2015.p
Lahne and coworkers published a paper entitled “Actin-Cytoskeleton- and Rock-Mediated INM Are Required for Photoreceptor Regeneration in the Adult Zebrafish Retina”. The study employed regular and multiphoton confocal cell microscopy to monitor in real time the behavior of Müller glia/neuronal progenitor cells in light damaged adult zebrafish retinal cultures. Continuous live cell imaging for several hours through the retinal thickness enabled observation of Müller glia/NPC nuclei migrating from the inner to the outer nuclear layer of the retina to divide before the majority of nuclei returned to the inner nuclear layer. The study was published in J. Neurosci. 2015, 35, 15612-34.
Calendar Year 2014
- The Best Electron Microscopy Imaging Publication 2014 is awarded to Dr. Rajesh Sahadevan, a post-doctoral research associate with Professor W. A. Philip in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering.
- The Best Biological Imaging Publication 2014 is awarded to Lisa Cole a graduate student with Professor R. K. Roeder in the Bioengineering Graduate Program, Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, and a collaborator with Professor T. Vargo-Gogola in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Indiana University School of Medicine-South Bend.
Calendar Year 2013
- The 2013 Best Biological Imaging Publication was awarded to Giles E. Duffield, associate professor of biological sciences.
- The 2013 Best Electron Microscopy Imaging Publication 2013 was awarded to Khachatur V. Manukyan, Ph.D., a post-doctoral research associate in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering.