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Laxman Thoutam
An NIU Ph.D. student in physics is the first author of recently published research in the prestigious journal, Physical Review Letters. The research, by Laxman Thoutam with co-authors from NIU and Argonne National Laboratory, might move scientists closer to understanding the properties of an unusual material known as tungsten-ditelluride’s (WTe2), which could play a critical...
NIU biologist Rangaswamy “Nathan” Meganathan works with Debarati Ghose, a graduate student in biology.
First, the good news: Five NIU professors this summer snagged three prestigious grants that total nearly $1 million. Now for the better news: the funding also provides cutting-edge research opportunities for NIU students, allowing them to work alongside top scientists in their disciplines. “These are impressive research projects by an extraordinary group of faculty scientists...
Paula Meyer
Christopher McCord, dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, recently announced several administrative changes in the college, including a new director of communications. That post will be filled by Paula Meyer, currently a marketing communications coordinator at Indiana State University. Meyer was selected from a pool of more than 100 candidates. She has...
Do you have a great scientific research concept in mind but lack the high-powered tech facilities to get it done? If so, here’s a workshop for you. Northern Illinois University will host a one-day Argonne User Facility Awareness and Utilization Workshop from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 17, in the Lincoln Room of...
Zhili Xiao
Zhili Xiao, an NIU Board of Trustees Professor of physics, has accepted an appointment as interim associate dean for research and graduate studies. Xiao is stepping into a role that was filled by Lesley Rigg, who is now serving as interim vice president for research and graduate studies. Xiao’s appointment begins in January and will...
Dan Gebo, Paul Kelter and Zhili Xiao
NIU has named Dan Gebo in anthropology, Paul Kelter in literacy education and Zhili Xiao in physics as its 2013 Board of Trustees Professors – a top university honor that recognizes faculty members for international renown in their research and excellence in all facets of teaching. Gebo’s paleontological research is elucidating the origins of primates....
Zhili Xiao
Throughout his career, professor Zhili Xiao has been a force in physics, pioneering uncharted territory in the research fields of superconductivity and nanoscience. And, since he arrived at NIU in 2004, the force has been with more than a few bright NIU physics students, who have come along for the ride and are now forging...
Affordability and convenient location were not the primary reasons that freshman physics major Gabriela Arriaga chose NIU. It was the opportunity to be involved in research as a freshman through NIU’s Research Rookies program that provided the deciding factor. “The best part about being involved with Research Rookies is being able to get hands-on experience...
Jaymie and Harry Simmon
When they were theater students at NIU, Jaymie and Harry Simmon were more concerned with hitting their marks and memorizing their lines than they were with participating in research. However, thanks to their gift of $25,000, undergraduates participating in the Research Rookies program will have the opportunity to work alongside professors to research everything from potential...
A student catches sunlight with a scintillator.
Do you know what a scintillator is? Can you use scintillate in a sentence? Thanks to scientists and technologists at NIU, 70 students from Libertyville’s AP physics classes can. The students visited NIU’s Department of Physics in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the Mechanical Engineering labs in the College of Engineering and Engineering...
A team of NIU scientists, with a major role played by NIU Ph.D. students, has discovered a new, convenient and inexpensive way to make high performance hydrogen sensors using palladium nanowires. The technology could help enable a scale-up for potential industrial applications, such as safety monitors in future hydrogen-powered vehicles. Highly flammable hydrogen gas cannot...