Lab News

  • 12-18-17: Our paper entitled "Facile Measurement of Surface Heat Loss from Polymer Thin Films via Fluorescence Thermometry" (G. Firestone, J. R. Bochinski, J. S. Meth, and L. I. Clarke) has been accepted for publication by the Journal of Polymer Science Part B: Polymer Physics.
  • 07-18-17: Our paper entitled "Nanoscale Steady-state Temperature Gradients within Polymer Nanocomposites Undergoing Continuous-Wave Photothermal Heating from Gold Nanorods" (S. Maity, Wei-Chen Wu, J. B. Tracy, L. I. Clarke, and J. R. Bochinski) has been accepted for publication by the journal Nanoscale.
  • 01-09-17: Note, future scientific presentations by the Bochinski group and friends which will be given at the 2017 APS Annual Meeting in New Orleans, LA include:
  • On Monday March 13, 2017 in session A10: Polymer Nanocomposites - Mechanics:
    A10.00008 : Controllable polymer degradation via photothermal heating of embedded metal nanoparticles by Honglu Huang, Russell Gorga, Daniela Fontecha, Gabriel Firestone, Jason Bochinski, and Laura Clarke [contributed talk given by Honglu Huang]. (click for abstract).

    On Tuesday March 14, 2017 in Focus Session E10: Polymer Nanocomposites Related to Optical and Plasmonic Properties:
    E10.00005: Probing polymer heat transport and dynamics via photothermal heating from metal nanoparticles by Laura Clarke, Gabriel Firestone, and Jason Bochinski [contributed talk given by Dr. Clarke]. (click for abstract).
    E10.00008: Determining heat loss from the surface of polymer films via modeling of experimental fluorescence thermometry by Gabriel Firestone, Jason Bochinski, Jeffrey Meth, and Laura Clarke [contributed talk given by Gabe Firestone]. (click for abstract).

  • 12-06-16: Our paper entitled "In-situ curing of liquid epoxy via gold-nanoparticle mediated photothermal heating" by Ju Dong, Gabriel Firestone, Jason Bochinski, Laura Clarke, and Russell Gorga has been accepted for publication by the journal Nanotechnology. (See Publications to download.)
  • 11-30-16: Our paper entitled "Enhanced crystallinity of polymer nanofibers without loss of nanofibrous morphology via heterogeneous photothermal annealing" by Vidya Viswanath, Somsubhra Maity, Jason Bochinski, Laura Clarke, and Russell Gorga has been accepted for publication by the journal Macromolecules. (See Publications to download.)
  • 11-09-16: The Bochinski Lab currently has an open graduate Research Assistant position for a skilled and motivated person to work on an interdisciplinary project, in collaboration with the Clarke Lab (Physics, Sciences) and Gorga Lab (TECS, Textiles). Interested graduate students should contact Dr. Bochinski for more information.
  • 08-08-16: The Bochinski Group has received a new three-year experimental research grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF): "Unconfined Melt Electrospinning with Control of Conductivity: A Green Processing Approach to Fabricate Small Diameter Fibers from Thermoplastics" is a project that will be led by Dr. Gorga [PI](Gorga Lab, TECS, College of Textiles, in collaboration with Dr. Bochinski [co-PI] and Dr. Clarke [co-PI](Clarke Lab, Department of Physics, College of Sciences).
  • 01-11-16: Scientific presentations by the group and friends which will be given at the 2016 APS Annual Meeting in Baltimore, MD include:

    On Monday March 14, 2016 in Focus Session: A38: Polymer Nanocomposites, Active Particles and Applications

    A38.00005: Driving degradation within biodegradable polymers with embedded nanoparticles by Russell Gorga, Gabriel Firestone, Daniela Fontecha, Jason Bochinski, and Laura Clarke
    [contributed talk given by Dr. Gorga]. (click for abstract).

    A38.00007: In-situ curing of liquid epoxy via gold-nanoparticle mediated photothermal heating by Gabriel Firestone, Ju Dong, Jason Bochinski, Russell Gorga, and Laura Clarke
    [contributed talk given by Gabe Firestone]. (click for abstract).

    On Wednesday March 16, 2016 in Session: K4: From Nano to Meso: Assembly, Structure and Dynamics of Polymers and Polymer Nanocomposite Thin Films I - Industry Day

    K4.00002: Photothermal heating at the nano and meso scales within polymer nanocomposites by Laura Clarke
    [invited talk given by Dr. Clarke]. (click for abstract).
  • 04-06-15: The National Science Foundation (NSF) has officially awarded a new experimental research grant to the Bochinski Group: "Triggering Chemical Degradation of Plastics at End of Life Using Light and Environmentally-Neutral Nanoparticles" is a nominally three-year project that will be led by Dr. Clarke [Principal Investigator] (Clarke Lab, Department of Physics, College of Sciences) in collaboration with Dr. Bochinski [co-PI] and Dr. Gorga [co-PI](Gorga Lab, TECS, College of Textiles).