Dr. Panat presented a poster at the DOE/NETL crosscutting project review meeting, Pittsburgh PA in April 2016. It was a great forum to know about all the funded projects from NETL and the exciting research on high temperature materials, sensors, rare earth recovery and other topics.
Russell Moser was awarded the Harold P. Curtis Scholarship for Y2016-17. This scholarship provides $2000 every semester for two years. This award, combined with a teaching assistant position will help him fund his research and his graduate education. Russell will be pursuing a Master’s Degree in AML starting in the fall semester.
Dr. Panat received a multi-year research grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for his project titled, “GOALI/Collaborative Research: Additive Manufacturing of Mechanically Strong and Electrochemically Robust Porous Electrodes for Ultra-High Energy Density Batteries”. This three year project will be carried out in collaboration with Prof. Park of the Missouri University of S&T, Rolla, and Dr. Michael Renn, CTO, Optomec Inc. NSF Links: #1563546 (Panat) and #1563029 (Park).
Russell Moser won the NASA space grant for his UG research in the lab. This is a prestigious grant given to UG researchers at WSU working on space related research problems. Russell is working on additively manufactured high temperature sensors used for space applications. Congratulations!
The news about the stretchable interconnects was published in various news outlets. Congratulations!
WSU News: Researchers create stretchable metal conductors for electronics
Physics.org: Researchers create super-stretchable metallic conductors for flexible electronics
Gizmodo: A New Stretchable Conductor Can Extend to Twice Its Length
All Specs.com: Stretchable Metal Conductors May Foil Coiled Springs
Manufaturing.net: Study: New Metal Fabric Can Stretch To Double Its Original Size
Digital Trends: WSU scientists have developed stretchable metal, paving the way for flexible electronics
Engineering and Technology News: Stretchable metal film breakthrough expands possibilities
Chemie Europe: WSU researchers create super-stretchable metallic conductors for flexible electronics
Australian Manufacturing: US researchers create super stretchable metal conductors for flexible electronics
Science News Line: WSU Researchers Create Super-stretchable Metallic Conductors for Flexible Electronics
NanoNews on Nanowerk: Researchers create super-stretchable metallic conductors for flexible electronics
Eureka Alert: WSU researchers create super-stretchable metallic conductors for flexible electronics
Dr. Panat received a multi-year research grant from the US Department of Energy (DOE) and National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) for his project titled, “Low-cost, efficient and durable high temperature wireless sensors by direct write additive manufacturing for application in fossil energy systems”. This three year project will be carried out in collaboration with the University of Texas, El Paso.
Dr. Panat received an equipment grant from the Washington Research Foundation for his project titled, “A low-cost super-stretchable polymer optical fiber strain sensor and Fiber-Bragg-Grating (FBG)”.
Yeasir, Taibur and Dr. Panat attended the ASME InterPACK conference in San Francisco, CA. In addition to enjoying the incredible weather in the middle of July, two papers were presented which will be published in the ASME conference proceedings.
Dr. Panat chaired the mechanics of energy materials track at the 2015 Mechanics of Materials Conference in Seattle, WA. The session brought together researchers in the area of energy storage from across the country and abroad.
Dr. Panat delivered an invited seminar at the Sharp Laboratories of America, Camas, WA. He talked about several current areas of research in stretchable interconnects, antennas, and printed electronics.