CITY, S.D. (April 7, 2014) – Slated for Saturday, April 12, the South Dakota
School of Mines & Technology Nano Expo 2014 showcases small-scale
technology making a big impact, as students present their research from 1-3
p.m. in the Surbeck Center Bump Lounge on campus.
for current and potential students, parents and community members who may have
an interest in Mines’ Nanoscience and Nanoengineering Ph.D. program, or for those
who simply want to know more about nanotechnology in South Dakota, the annual
event is open to the public, and admission is free.
will present posters highlighting their dissertation research and will also be
available to explain their work to visitors. Broad in scope, research ranges
from solar cells and micro-antennas to sustainable habitats in space aided by
the development of structural,
thermal insulation composites.
nano Ph.D. program is an interdisciplinary doctoral program focusing on the
science and engineering of nanomaterials. The goal is to manipulate matter at
the atomic and nano length scales where new materials and phenomena have been
program offers a research intensive degree, with faculty and students from chemistry,
physics, chemical, electrical, materials and metallurgical and mechanical
Active research areas pursued by School
of Mines students and faculty include:
Producing nanocomposite materials that incorporate
carbon nanotubes and nano-fibers, which are stronger and lighter, with improved
properties over conventional materials.
- Developing photo-activated nano-inks used in direct write applications
such as flexible electronic circuits, lower-cost solar cells and secure
- Synthesizing improved nano-structured solar cells including “quantum
dots,” sometimes referred to as “artificial atoms.”
Founded in 1885, the South Dakota School of Mines &
Technology is a science and engineering research university located in Rapid
City, S.D., offering bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. The university
enrolls 2,640 students from 45 states and 37 countries, with a
student-to-faculty ratio of 14:1. The average starting salary for graduates is
$62,400 with a 98 percent placement rate. Find us online at www.sdsmt.edu, on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/sdsmt and on
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