Lab News

[August 2014] "Test keeps graphene 'pure' enough for electronics" by Futurity

[August 2014] "New test reveals purity of graphene" by Rice News

[June 2014] "Nanotubes Capture Terahertz Radiation" by IEEE Spectrum

[June 2014] "Developing terahertz detectors with carbon nanotubes: Improvements in MRIs on the horizon" by phys.org

[June 2014] "Nanotubes boost terahertz detectors" by Rice News

[February 2014] "Rice's carbon nanotube fibers outperform copper" by Rice News

[January 2014] "'RAMBO' magnetic pulse generator fits on tabletop" by Futurity

[January 2014] "30-tesla pulsed magnet has internal optical access for spectroscopy" by Laser Focus World

[January 2014] "RAMBO allows high-magnetic-field experiments on a table top" by Phys.Org

[January 2014] "RAMBO a small but powerful magnet" by Rice News

[December 2013] "Scientists scale teharetz peaks in nanotubes" by Rice News

[November 2013] "Quantum Wells Flash Light without Magnets" by Futurity

[November 2013] "Flashes of brilliance" by Rice News

[July 2013] "Broadband photodetector for polariized light" by Rice News

[July 2013] "Broadband photodetector for polarized light" by Materials Today

[July 2013] "Photodetector discerns polarized light intrinsically" by Photonics.com

[March 2013] "Nanotube photodetector built" by Physics News

[March 2013] "Nanotube photodetector built" by e! Science News

[March 2013] "Rice builds nanotube photodetector" by Rice News

- Manuscript by Sebastien Nanot et al. on carbon nanotube photodetector published in Nature Scientific Reports (March 2013)

- "Essential armchair reading for nanotube researchers" by Rice News (February 2013)

- TeraNano conference in Hawaii successfully ends (December 2012)!

- Nick Thomspon joins the Kono group (September 2012)

- Kankan Cong joins the Kono group (September 2012)

- Darius Morris successfully defends his Ph.D.! (April 2012)

- Bill Rice successfully defends his Ph.D.! (April 2012)

- Layla Booshehri successfully defends her Ph.D.! (April 2012)

- TeraNano conference featured by Nature Photonics (March 2012)

- Manuscript by Lei Ren et al. on carbon nanotube THz polarizer accepted for pubication by Nano Letters (January 2012)

- Paul Russell joins the Kono group (January 2012)

- Manuscript by Tim Noe, Jihee Kim et al. on superfluorescence accepted for publication by Nature Physics (December 2011)

- Manuscript by Erik Hároz et al. on colors of armchair carbon nanotubes accepted for publication by JACS (December 2011)

- Lei Ren successfully defends his Ph.D.! (October 2011)

- Minjie Wang joins the Kono group (September 2011)

- Thomas Searles successfully defends his Ph.D.! (August 2011)

- Manuscript by Thomas Searles et al. on magnetic anisotropy of metallic carbon nanotubes accepted for publication by Physical Review Letters (July 2010)

- Manuscript by Erik Hároz et al. on armchair carbon nanotube enrichment accepted for publication by ACS Nano (March 2010)

- Chanjuan Sun successfully defends her Ph.D.! (February 2010)

- Manuscript by Xiangfeng Wang et al. on interference-induced THz transparency accepted for publication by Nature Physics (November 2009)

- Prof. Junichiro Kono has been named a 2009 American Physical Society Fellow for "Contributions to optical processes in semiconductor nanostructures, including magneto-optical studies of Aharonov-Bohm physics in carbon nanotubes.” This award will be presented at the APS March Meeting 2010 and will be published in the March 2010 issues of APS News and on the APS Fellowship website. (November 2009)

- 日経サイエンス: 米の若者、日本のナノテク研究室で武者修行
世界をリードする日本のナノテクノロジー
その研究現場で米国の学部1~2年生が研修に汗を流した

日経サイエンス2009年11月号、115ページ
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(November 2009)

- The Kono Group will welcome four visiting graduate research interns from the Hokkaido University CEED Program in the Fall of 2009 for stays ranging from two to six months. A warm welcome to Takahiro Kinoshita, Takayuki Nosaka, Kenji Yamamoto, and Tomoyuki Taira! (September 2009)

- Thomas Searles is awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) Fellowship through Rice University. He will participate in the NSF IGERT Training Program in Nanophotonics for two years! (September 2009)

- "Nice ideas finish first: Nine projects earn nod from Rice Faculty Initiatives Fund" by Rice News, July 15, 2009

- "NanoJapan Expands Summer Intern Program: Elionix Joins Award-winning Study-abroad Program as Industrial Partner", Rice News, July 14, 2009

- The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering congratulates Professor Junichiro Kono on becoming a full professor! Jun came to Rice University in 2000 as Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and rose to Associate Professor in 2005, and in 2009 he received a joint appointment in the Department of Physics and Astronomy. (July 2009)

- "Visiting US Undergraduate Conducts Research at Osaka University through NanoJapan" by Osaka University N-Station, June 7, 2009 (English Version, Japanese Version)

- Thomas Searles was presented the SPIE Student Poster Award - First Place, by The National Society of Black Physicists for Polarization-Dependent Magneto-Absorption Spectroscopy of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes, at the 2009 Joint Annual Conference of the National Society of Black Physicists and the National Society of Hispanic Physicists. (February 14, 2009)

- Kono Group Undergraduate Researcher Benjamin Lu is listed as a second author on a manuscript that includes portions of the work he did with former Kono Group Post-Doctoral Researcher Yoichi Murakami at the University of Tokyo. Ben conducted this research as a participant in the NanoJapan 2008 program which is funded by an NSF-PIRE grant (OISE-0530220). (Abstract & Download Full Text).

- Xiangfeng Wang successfully defends his Ph.D.! (January 2009)

- "NANO JAPAN, the United States Japan Student Internship Program --- Interview with Junichiro Kono (Rice University)" by Nanotech Japan Bulletin, November 28, 2008

- "International Internships: Research Opportunities Abroad Offer Students Unique Opportunities" by Chemical & Engineering News, November 3, 2008

- The NanoJapan Program is featured in a Chemical and Engineering News article on international internships and several NanoJapan participants are quoted in another article on cultural confusion (November 2008)

- Ajit Srivastava successfully defends his Ph.D.! (August 2008)

- Layla Booshehri completes summer research internship at Osaka University, in the Osaka Global Center of Excellence (GCOE) Summer Seminar Program for Electronic Devices (July - August 2008)

- "Fulbright scholarship winner Jonah Shaver heads to France to expand nanotechnology research" by Rice News, July 2008

- Junichiro Kono finishes eighth in his group in his very first triathlon (June 28, 2008)

- Jonah Shaver successfully defends his Ph.D.! (May 2008)

- "Rice University NanoJapan Program: Connecting US Undergraduates with Leading Japanese Nanotechnology Research Laboratories" by NSF Tokyo Office, Special Scientific Report #08-01, April 17, 2008

- Layla Booshehri is awarded National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship (NDSEG) for three years of graduate study toward a doctorate! (April 2008)

- Angela Edwards, a summer 2007 undergraduate researcher with the Kono Group through the RQI REU program, presented her summer research project postert, "Raman Spectroscopy of Graphene in High Magnetic Fields", at the 2008 National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) held at Salisbury University in Salisbury, MD. (April 12, 2008).

- Junichiro Kono wins 3rd Annual Flying Owls 5K (April 12, 2008)

- "Jaret Lee wins KAUST Discovery Award" by Rice ECE News, April 2008

- The NanoJapan program receives the 2008 Institute of International Education (IIE) Heiskell Award for Best Practices in International Education in the study abroad category! (March 2008)

- Tim Noe joins the Kono group (March 2008)

- "Rice forms nano Carbon Center to replace Carbon Nanotechnology Lab" by Rice News, February 21, 2008

- "Rice wins innovation award for international program: NanoJapan lauded for merging study abroad, undergrad research" by Rice News, January 30, 2008

- Jun Kono runs the 2008 Houston Marathon in 03:25:49 (January 13, 2008)

- Angela Edwards, a summer 2007 undergraduate researcher with the Kono Group through the RQI REU program, received the 1st place prize for her research project poster presentation, "Raman Spectroscopy of Graphene in High Magnetic Fields", at the annual 2007 HBCU-UP conference held in Washington, DC. (November 2007).

- Jonah Shaver receives RQI award for oral presentation (August 2007)

- Layla Booshehri joins the Kono group (June 2007)

- Article on Ultrafast Magneto-Optics selected as Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter Top Papers of 2006 (March 2007)

- Jonah Shaver's submission to the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory in December, 2006 selected as a 2006 NHMFL Science & Engineering Highlight! (March 2007)

- "Symposium to honor Rice’s Smalley" by Rice News, August 7, 2006

- Darius Morris joins the Kono group (June 2006)

- "NSF center to transform sensor technology" by Rice News, May 4, 2006

- Thomas Searles joins the Kono group (March 2006)

- Lei Ren joins the Kono group (March 2006)

- Bill Rice joins the Kono group (February 2006)

- "NSF Awards First Partnership for International Research and Education Grants", NSF Press Release, January 30, 2006

- Jun Kono runs the Houston Marathon in 03:29:16 (January 15, 2006)

- Diane Larrabee successfully defends her PhD! (January 10, 2006)

- Erik Haroz joins the Kono group (January 2006)

- Jun Kono receives a $2.2M grant from NSF !! (December 2005)

- Jonah Shaver, Ajit Srivastava, Chanjuan Sun & Xiangfeng Wang visit Japan (December 2005)

- "Rice receives $2.2M for International project" by Rice News, December 15, 2005

- Manuscript by Sasa Zaric et al. on the Aharonov-Bohm effect on excitons in carbon nanotubes accepted for publication by Physical Review Letters !! (November 2005)

- Jun Kono runs the Berlin Marathon (September 25, 2005)

- Manuscript by Jigang Wang & Chanjuan Sun et al. on ultrafast optical manipulation of ferromagnetism accepted for publication by Physical Review Letters (September 2005)

- Sasa Zaric's work on the Aharonov-Bohm effect in carbon nanotubes mentioned in NHMFL News (August 2005)

- Rahul Srivastava receives M.S. degree! (May 2005)

- Cliff Wong receives B.S. degree and leaves for MIT! (May 2005)

- Jigang Wang successfully defends his PhD thesis and leaves for Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory! (March 2005)

- Jonah Shaver and Jun Kono visit the Megagauss Facility of Humboldt Universitaet zu Berlin in Germany and performed magneto-optical experiments on carbon nanotubes in megagauss (> 100 T) fields (February-March 2005)

- Derek van Orden receives admission offer from UC San Diego! (February 2005)

- Cliff Wong receives admission offers from Georgia Tech and MIT! (February 2005)

- Manuscript by Gordana Ostojic et al. on ultrafast optics of excitons in carbon nanotubes accepted for publication by Physical Review Letters (January 2005)

- Jonah Shaver joins the Kono group (January 2005)

- Gordana Ostojic receives Ph.D. degree! (January 2005)

- Prof. Yong-Sik Lim from Konkuk University Chungju Campus in Korea joins the Kono group as a visiting professor (December 2004)

- Gordana Ostojic delivers a baby boy Sava (7 lbs 12 oz)!!! (4:48 PM, October 2, 2004)

- Michael Zudov becomes an assistant professor of physics at the University of Minnesota (September 2004)

- Giti Khodaparast becomes an assistant professor of physics at Virginia Tech (September 2004)

- Manuscript by Ajit Srivastava et al. on the dynamic Franz-Keldysh effect accepted for publication by Physical Review Letters (August 2004)

- Jun Kono visits the Laboratoire National des Champs Magnetiques Pulses in Toulouse, France, to use the world's strongest pulsed user magnet (75 T) for carbon nanotube spectroscopy (May-August 2004)

- Jigang Wang returns from China after 5 months of exile (May 2004)

- Manuscript by Sasa Zaric et al. on the Aharonov-Bohm effect on carbon nanotubes accepted for publication by Science (April 2004)

- Chanjuan Sun joins the Kono group (March 2004)

- Manuscript by Gordana Ostojic et al. on interband recombination dynamics in carbon nanotubes accepted for publication by Physical Review Letters (January 2004)

- Jigang Wang visits Prof. Munekata's group at Tokyo Institute of Technology and several other groups in Tokyo (November - December 2003)

- Yusuke Hashimoto from Chiba University, Japan, joins the Kono group as a visiting student (October 2003)

- Gordana Ostojic visits Prof. Takeyama's group at the Institute for Solid State Physics of the University of Tokyo as an exchange student (August - October 2003)

- Rahul Srivastava joins the Kono group (August 2003)

- Jun Kono receives NSF-ITR grant ! (August 2003)

- Giti Khodaparast and Jigang Wang give invited talks at the 11 th International Conference on Narrow Gap Semiconductors! (June 2003)

- Xiangfeng Wang joins the Kono group (May 2003)

- Ajit Srivastava receives M.S. degree! (May 2003)

- Ginger Walden receives B.S. degree! (May 2003)

- Shanna Crankshaw receives B.S. degree! (May 2003)

- Jigang Wang receives scholarship to attend SPINTECH-II School! (April 2003)

- Sasa Zaric visits the NHMFL in Tallahassee to use the world's strongest DC magnetic field (45 T) for carbon nanotube spectroscopy (January 2003)

- Diane Larrabee visits the research group of Prof. Inoue and Prof. Sasa at Osaka Institute of Technology in Japan (December 2002)

- Giti Khodaparast gives an invited talk at the 2002 OSA Meeting! (October 2002)

- Diane Larrabee receives RQI award for oral presentation again! (August 2002)

- Sasa Zaric joins the Kono group (May 2002)

- Jun Tang receives M.S. degree! (May 2002)

- Jigang Wang receives M.S. degree! (May 2002)

- Jun Kono receives NSF CAREER award ! (November 2001)

- Jun Kono receives TATP award ! (November 2001)

- Diane Larrabee receives RQI award for oral presentation! (August 2001)

- Jun Kono receives Welch grant ! (May 2001)