Appointment of Dr. Michael Oye as UCSC Co-Director of the ASL

Dr. Michael (Mike) Oye has been appointed as the UCSC Co-Director of the Advanced Studies Laboratories (ASL) effective July 2013. Mike had been serving as the UCSC Associate Co-Director under interim UCSC Co-Director, Dr. Burney LeBoeuf while other candidates were evaluated.  Mike is also the Director of the UCSC Materials Analysis for Collaborative Science Facility within the...

Jonathan Trent Delivers TED Global Talk

Ames Researcher with ASL-associated projects, Jonathan Trent, delivered a TED Global talk about his OMEGA (Offshore Membrane Enclosures for Growing Algae) technology that efficiently grows biofuel from the wastewater of cities. A video of the talk Trent gave in Edinburgh, Scotland in June was posted to the TED website this month. Direct link to the video on...

Andrew Lohn Wins AVS Best Student Poster Presentation Award

For the second year in a row, Andrew Lohn, a Ph.D. candidate in electrical engineering at UC Santa Cruz, has won “Best Student Poster Presentation Award” at the Northern California Chapter of the American Vacuum Society’s Annual Equipment Exhibition. Lohn’s presentation entitled “Semiconductor Nanowire Network as the Bridge Between Research and Commercialization” took the top honors...

Nobuhiko Kobayashi Wins R&D 100 Award for Nanomaterials Work

UC Santa Cruz electrical engineer and Advanced Studies Laboratories Co-Director, Nobuhiko Kobayashi, has received a 2012 R&D 100 Award for his role in developing a new system for producing high-tech materials. The awards, presented by R&D Magazine, are known as the “Oscars of Innovation,” recognizing the 100 most technologically significant products introduced into the marketplace over the past...

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