nanotechweb.org has written up our work on in vivo detection of Nitric Oxide:
"Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have created the first in vivo carbon nanotube sensors. The devices, which can either be intravenously injected into the bloodstream or implanted under the skin, could be used to detect molecules like nitric oxide in the body – in real time."
Markita, who built our total-internal-reflection (TIRF) microscope before even officially arriving as a post-doc in the group, was award an NSF post-doctoral fellowship covering three years of post-doctoral research.
MIT News highlighted Nicole's work detecting NO in vivo and its potential impact.
The work has also been highlighted in several news outlets:
Carbon nanotube based implantable sensor paves way to long-term monitoring
Science World Report
New implantable sensor could one day monitor glucose levels
Implantable sensor key to long-term monitoring
Professor Strano received the Nanoscale Science and Engineering Forum (NSEF) Award at this year's AIChE Annual Meeting. The NSEF works to bring researchers across fields together under the common interest of studying and taking advantage of materials at the molecular scale.
At this year's MRS conference Jingqing was awarded the prestigious MRS Gold award. She is one of only seven winners and is the only woman to win.
Photo of 2013 MRS Gold Award winners, Jingqing is second from the left in the front row.
Nigel Reuel is one of only 6 recipients of the Pierce Antibodies scholarship
This scholarship is from Thermo Fisher Scientific for future science scholars as an opportunity to win $10,000 in scholarship funding for the 2012-2013 academic school year. This scholarship was created to help provide educational opportunities for the future generation of scientists. Graduate students or undergraduate students must be enrolled in an accredited college for the 2012 fall semester to qualify for this scholarship. A pre-selected committee will award two $10,000 scholarships and four $5,000 scholarships among the candidates.
Juan Pablo and Nicole represented SRG at this year's Cambridge Science Festival, bringing our active research to the community.
Postdoctoral Fellow Nicole Iverson explaining with paper models how carbon nanotubes are made and functionalized to become single particle sensors
Postdoctoral Fellow Juan Pablo Giraldo shows with clay models the importance of defects in the lattice structure of nanoceria particles to act as free radical scavengers
Sayalee was nominated by members of the MIT community for this honor based on her contributions to the MIT community and the world at large. She was selected from over 140 nominations and will attend a reception to be held at the Microsoft NERD Center. Congratulations!
The work was featured in an MIT press release:
and in the Economist:
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