Norris Group moving to ETH
April, 2010. Starting in August 2010, the Norris Group will begin moving to the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich Switzerland. David accepted a new Professorship in Materials Engineering which will begin in June 2010. Postdoctoral and Ph.D. positions are available.
Prashant Nagpal wins MRS gold student award
December, 2009. Prashant won the Gold Student Award at the Fall Meeting of the Materials Research Society (MRS). He was selected from among twenty-one finalists after his presentation on "Ultrasmooth Patterned Metals for Plasmonics and Metamaterials." The award, which was presented on December 2nd, included a $400 prize and a plaque.
Prashant Nagpal defends
November, 2009. Prashant defended his Ph.D. thesis entitled, "Metal Photonics and Plasmonics for Energy Generation," on 11/5/09 and became Dr. Prashant Nagpal. The group celebrated with Prashant and wished him well as he will soon begin his postdoctoral position at Los Alamos National Laboratory.
Kurtis Leschkies defends
September, 2009. Kurtis defended his Ph.D. thesis entitled, "Assembly and Characterization of Quantum-Dot Solar Cells," on 9/3/09 and became Dr. Kurtis Leschkies. The group celebrated with Kurtis and wished him well as he started his new position at Applied Materials.