Welcome to the team, Jonny Valenzuela!
Great to have a new face join our team expand on our synthesis capabilities! Welcome Jonny and look forward to many fruitful discussions and hope to create some big single crystal nitrides using the Li-flux approach!
Fresh off the press
New nitride synthesis approach IP protected
Exciting new synthesis approach for nitrides proposed as part of the PI’s CAREER proposal is now IP protected and moving forward towards a formal patent application! Will be the first in many technologically and industrial important IP work coming out of this group laying the foundation for an inexpensive, high-yield synthesis process for single crystal nitrides, including but not limited to cubic BN, hexagonal BN, GaN, AlN and its ternary alloys in bulk form.
Boron Nitride Symposium @ ACCGE-22/OMVPE-20
Great stuff coming to the ACCGE-22/OMVPE-20 conference this year! As symposium chair for the Boron Nitride Epitaxial Growth & Characterization, the PI hopes for stimulating discussions and exciting new results.
PI presents at WCCM XIV
As part of an effort to build out the computational modeling sub-group of the MATS Lab research, the PI presents at the 14th World Congress in Computational Mechanics and European Community on Computational Methods in Applied Sciences of 2020 (WCCM XIV – ECCMAS 2020). Due to constraints brought on by COVID, the mini-symposium was canceled, yet an online presentation is available for anyone interested in learning more about the decomposition of ammonia under ammonothermal conditions: Presentation
One step forward, two steps back for now
With all the excitement building to get out of the gates at full speed, recent discoveries as part of the lab construction require extensive rebuilding of what was installed. Fingers crossed we will finally be able to become properly productive in late-Spring of 2021!
IWBNS-XI: Take two
COVID-19 has took the world for a spin and therefore have had to postpone our conference. Looking forward to seeing everyone in person for the conference in 2021 instead! More details on the conference can be found here: www.iwbns-xi.org
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) represent important pillars of our group ethos and we recognize how vital DEI is towards creating and maintaining a nurturing and prosperous community. As part of this commitment, the PI and his junior colleagues are inaugural committee members of the newly formed DEI committee. Please feel free to reach out to us with any suggestions or comments. A summary of the department’s activities on DEI can be found on our main MSE website.
Onward and forward: Pedram graduates with M.S.!
While we are sad to see Pedram leave the group, we understand the difficulty the situation has put the entire group in. We wish him all the best as he pursues his Ph.D. at PennState now and hope to continue to collaborate for many years to come! Great work on modeling the ground breaking high pressure spatial CVD (HPS-CVD) system.