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The Iron Stepping Stones to Better Wearable Tech without Semiconductors

Shaking the Nanomaterials Out: New Method to Purify Water

"Graphene-Nanotube Switches" a Top 3 Percent Paper

Better Together: Graphene-Nanotube Hybrid Switches
Michigan Tech News, July 31, 2015

"Transistors without semiconductors" a Top 1 Percent Paper

Beyond Silicon: Transistors without Semiconductors

ZnO Nanotubes feature in "Celebrating 50 Years of Applied Physics Letters"

Images of ZnO Nanotubes are selected as one of the cover images of Applied Physics Letters (APL) highlighted in the APL 50th anniversary celebration website. The related article, "Formation of Single Crystalline ZnO Nanotubes without Catalysts and Templates," was the most read article in March 2007. The images and article are from Professor Yoke Khin Yap's research group.
Physics News, April 20, 2012

Work on Boron Nitride Nanotubes is Featured in NanotechWeb

Recent work on in-situ probing of individual boron nitride nanotubes by scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) inside a transmission electron microscopy (TEM) system is being featured in NanotechWeb. The research is conducted by Hessam M Ghassemi and Reza S Yassar in the mechanical engineering-engineering mechanics department and Chee Hui Lee and Yoke Khin Yap in the physics department. NanotechWeb notes that BNNTs are unique materials which enable the study of band structure modulation by mechanical straining. "This may lead to rational control of the electrical properties of novel nanostructures in the future," commented Yoke Yap.
Physics News, April 20, 2012

Yap, Lee Receive Bhakta Rath Award for Nanotube Research
Michigan Tech News, April 20, 2011

Nanotech Filter Separates Oil and Water
Michigan Tech News, April 12, 2011

Carbon Nanorods Feature as Journal Cover Image

Vertically-aligned carbon nanorods co-developed by Professor Yoke Khin Yap are being featured on the cover of Carbon (issue 49/8, July 2011). These nanorods contained nitrogen donors and will have enhanced electrical and electrochemical properties as compared to pure carbon nanomaterials. They were self-assembled into vertical arrays as induced by the applied electric fields and the incorporation of polarized isonitrile bonds [–N≡C] during the plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition (PECVD) process. This work was conducted in the University of Malaya when Professor Yap was on his sabbatical visit during Jan-May 2009. The related article was published by Ritikos et al. in issue 49/6 (May 2011) of the journal. Carbon is a journal published by Elsevier with an impact factor of 4.5.
April 11, 2011

Yap: Harnessing the Divas of the Nanoworld
Michigan Tech News, January 14, 2010

Conical Nanotube Bundles Feature as Journal Cover Image
Physics News, December 17, 2009

Yap Organizes Nanotube Symposium

Professor Yoke Khin Yap is the lead organizer of an international symposium, “Symposium K: Nanotubes and Related Nanostructures,” being held on Nov. 30-Dec 4, in Boston. This symposium consists of ~300 contributed papers and 25 invited lectures, the biggest symposium in the 2009 Material Research Society Fall Meeting. Yap research group will deliver six presentations in this symposium. In addition, Professor Craig Friedrich (MEEM, Director of MuSTI) will serve as a session chair, present an oral talk, and host the symposium banquet to all the invited speakers and organizers of the symposium.
December 1, 2009

New Book in Nanoscale Science: B-C-N nanotubes and Related Nanostructures
Physics News, August 3, 2009

Yap Chairs CNMS 2008 Joint User Meeting

Associate Professor Yoke Khin Yap attended the 2008 Joint User Meeting of the Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences (CNMS) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. As the chair of the user executive committee (UEC) of the CNMS User Group (CNMSUG), Dr. Yap chaired the user group business meeting on September 25 and attended the UEC meeting on September 26. The UEC meeting was attended by the UEC, the CNMS management, and the program manager for the Department of Energy (DOE) nanocenters and microscopy user facilities. The meeting was held at CNMS, Oak Ridge National Laboratory on September 24-26, 2008. CNMS is one of the five Nanoscale Science Research Centers currently being established by the Office of Science, U.S. DOE. CNMSUG is an organization whose members serve as the lead principal investigators on approved CNMS user projects. The purpose of the CNMSUG is to provide a formal channel for the exchange of information between the management of the CNMS and the investigators at the CNMS. There are more than 500 members in CNMSUG.

Yap Group Co-Authors Review Book Chapters
Physics News, September 24, 2008

Yap Serves as an Editorial Board Member in New Nanotechnology Journal: Journal of Nanotechnology
Physics News, September 24, 2008

Yap Serves as an Editorial Board Member in New Nanotechnology Journal: Research Letters in Nanotechnology
Physics News, May 15, 2008

Fat Carbon Nanotubes Make Cover of the President’s Report of the University of Connecticut
Physics News, May 15, 2008

Yap Named as the Chair of CNMS User Group at ORNL

Associate Professor Yoke Khin Yap is the first elected chair of the user group of the Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences (CNMS) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The CNMS User Group (CNMSUG) is an organization whose members serve as the lead principal investigators on approved CNMS user projects. The purpose of the CNMSUG is to provide a formal channel for the exchange of information between the management of the CNMS and the investigators at the CNMS. The CNMSUG will also serve as an advocacy group for the experimental and computational nanoscience-focused research activities at the CNMS. Since 2005, Yap served CNMS as one of the four Charter Members of the User Executive Committee responsible for the formation of CNMSUG. Yap is currently attending the CNMS Advisory Committee Meeting at the Center. Vice President for Research David Reed congratulated Yap on his election. "It's a reflection of the respect people in the project have for him and the quality of his research."
January 30, 2008

Physics Researchers Participate in Nano Symposium

Nanotechnology research at MTU is gaining attention in an international symposium, “Symposium II: Nanotubes and Related Nanostructures,” being held on Nov. 26-30, in Boston. Associate Professor Yoke Khin Yap is the lead organizer of this symposium, which consists of about 290 contributed papers and 27 invited lectures. Yap research group will deliver five presentations while Professor Ravi Pandey will present an invited lecture, a poster presentation, and serve as a session chair. In addition, Professor Craig Friedrich (MEEM, Director of MuSTI) will serve as a session chair, present an oral talk, and host the symposium banquet to all the invited speakers, organizers, and session chairs of the symposium. Symposium II is the biggest symposium in the 2007 Materials Research Society (MRS) Fall Meeting with a total of 42 symposia and ~4500 presentations.
December 3, 2007

Yap Research Highlighted in DOE Nanoscience Center

Nanoscience research work conducted at Michigan Tech is highlighted in the official web site of the Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences (CNMS). This work is led by Associate Professor Yoke Khin Yap with support from the U.S. Department of Army, Yap's National Science Foundation CAREER award, and CNMS which is sponsored at Oak Ridge National Laboratory by the Division of Scientific User Facilities, U.S. Department of Energy. The Yap research project is one of the twelve research projects having been highlighted so far in the web site since 2003. There are currently more than 140 research projects in CNMS selected to be included in the user research program. Yap research on this project was published in Applied Physics Letters and featured as the cover of the March 12, 2007 issue. This paper was the most downloaded article published during March 2007 in the journal.
August 21, 2007

Yap Joins CINT

Nanoscience research lead by Dr. Yap is selected as a project in the Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies (CINT). The project “Synthesis and Characterization of Individual Boron Nitride Nanostructures” was selected based upon the feasibility of the proposed research, the evaluations and prioritization by the external CINT Proposal Review Committee, and the availability of the CINT capabilities requested. CINT is a Department of Energy/Office of Science Nanoscale Science Research Center (NSRC) operating as a national user facility devoted to establishing the scientific principles that govern the design, performance, and integration of nanoscale materials.
August 8, 2007

Michigan Tech Professor Developing Nanomaterials For Military, Auto Applications
Michigan Small Tech, July 14, 2007

New Collaboration with Argonne National Laboratory

A new collaboration has been established between Associate Professor Yoke Khin Yap and Dr. Dieter Gruen, an Argonne Distinguished Fellow in Argonne National Laboratory (ANL). In this project Ming Xie, a graduate student of Professor Yap, will receive support to work in ANL on novel nanocarbon composites. During the next three years, Ming will work closely under the supervision of Dr. Gruen on the preparation of these composites. Ming will then characterize the properties of these materials by various techniques including electron microscopy, Electron Energy Loss Spectroscopy (EELS), and X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS). Research data derived from this work will contribute toward Ming's PhD thesis at Michigan Tech. The two research groups are enthusiastically looking forward to producing fruitful results from this new collaboration.
May 9, 2007

ZnO Nanotube Paper Most Downloaded
Physics News, April 23, 2007

Single Crystalline ZnO Nanotubes
Physics News, March 17, 2007

Enhanced Collaboration with National Nanoscale Science Research Center
Physics News, September 15, 2006

Fat Nanotube Art
April 3, 2006

Global Nanoscale
March 27, 2006

Yap Quoted in NED Technology Review Article
January 19, 2006

Nanotechnology Research at Michigan Tech Gains International Attention
January 10, 2006

Atom By Atom - Nanotechnology | PDF
Michigan Tech Magazine, December 2005

Yap Group Achieves First Successful Growth of Boron Nitride Nanotubes on Substrates at Low Temperatures
November 30, 2005

Structural Control of Vertically Aligned Multiwalled Carbon Nanotubes by Radio-Frequency Plasmas

Graduate students Jitendra Menda, Benjamin Ulmen, Lakshman K. Vanga, and Vijaya K. Kayastha published an article in Applied Physics Letters (Volume 87, page 173106, American Institute of Physics). This paper is entitled “Structural control of vertically aligned multiwalled carbon nanotubes by radio-frequency plasmas.” This work is conducted under the supervision of Assistant Professor Yoke Khin Yap in collaboration with Scientists from Oak Ridge National Laboratory. In addition, this paper has been selected for the October 31, 2005 issue of Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science & Technology. The Virtual Journal, which is published by the American Institute of Physics and the American Physical Society in cooperation with numerous other societies and publishers, is an edited compilation of links to articles from participating publishers, covering a focused area of frontier research.
October 31, 2005

NANOPOLIS™ Contribution from Michigan Tech
October 10, 2005

Nanotechnology Encyclopedia is Best Reference 2005
October 10, 2005

2005 CNMS Inaugural User Meeting

Assistant Professor Yoke Khin Yap will attend the CNMS Inaugural User Meeting at Oak Ridge, Tennessee from May 23-25, 2005. The Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences (CNMS) is one of five Nanoscale Science Research Centers sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy. Yap has an active research program in CNMS which is among the first 42 research themes selected nation wide to be included as the user research program in the center. His research theme on “Controlling Nanostructures of CVD-Multiwall Carbon Nanotubes,” is the only selected project from the state of Michigan.

2005 Applications of Diamond and Related Materials

Three physics graduate students are attending the 8th International Conference on Applications of Diamond and Related Materials/1st NanoCarbon Joint Conference (ADC/Nanocarbon 2005) at Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), Chicago. Vijaya Kayastha, Benjamin Ulmen and Jiesheng Wang will present two oral and two poster presentations in the conference to be held on May 15-19. They will also attend a workshop on nanocarbon on May 15, about the research topics in the Center for Nanoscale Materials (CNM) at ANL. CNM is one of five Nanoscale Science Research Centers sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), offering advanced facilities and expertise to support independent and collaborative research efforts in this area.

This conference is sponsored by ANL, U.S. Department of Energy, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), Naval Research Laboratory, IEEE, MRS Materials Research Society, Elsevier Science, and Advanced Diamond Technologies, Inc.

Yap's Nanotubes: Totally Tubular
Michigan Tech News, March 25, 2005

Book Chapter for Nanotechnology Encyclopedia
May 25, 2004

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Funding News

January 13, 2009

Multi-Scale Technologies Institute (MuSTI) 2009 Awards for Exploratory Multi-Scale Research has announced the awarding of $30,370 in exploratory research funding for 2009. Each award is a maximum of $5,000. Among the awards are:

  • Abhishek Prasad, Archana Pandey and Yoke Khin Yap (Physics), “Effective Doping of Zinc Oxide Nanowires for High Performance Field Effect Transistors”

  • Chee Huei Lee, Jacek Borysow and Yoke Khin Yap (Physics), “Exploring Solar Blind Deep UV Photodetectors by Boron Nitride Nanotubes”

  • Archana Pandey, Abhishek Prasad and Yoke Khin Yap (Physics), “Development of Glucose Sensors and Biofuel Cells by Functionalized Carbon Nanotube Arrays”

  • Jason Moscatello, Abhishek Prasad, Archana Pandey and Yoke Khin Yap (Physics), “Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotube-Based DNA Sensors”

September 24, 2008

Graduate student Ming Xie and Professor Yoke Khin Yap have been awarded a new instrumentation support grant from the Electron Microscopy Center at Argonne National Laboratory. This project, “Structural and compositional study of doped boron nitride nanotubes,” will enable Ming to characterize nanotubes by high-resolution transmission electron microscopy and electron energy loss spectroscopy. Ming is currently working full time in Argonne National Laboratory with Dr. Dieter Gruen in the division of materials science.

September 1, 2008

Professor Yoke Khin Yap is co-PI of a new award of $224,063 from the National Science Foundation. This project, “MRI: Acquisition of an In-Situ AFM/STM-TEM System for Interdisciplinary Nano-Research and Education at Michigan Tech,” was supported by the Division of Materials Research, Major Research Instrumentation program. The principal Investigator of this project is Professor Reza Shahbazian-Yassar (MEEM).

August 8, 2007

Associate Professor Yoke Khin Yap received $135,606 for the second year of a potential four-year project totaling $563,266 from the U.S. Department of Energy for “Hetero-Junctions of Boron Nitride and Carbon Nanotubes: Synthesis and Characterization.”

May 8 , 2007

Yoke Khin Yap received $40,000 of a projected $124,806, three-year funding from the Argonne National Laboratory for “Argonne National Laboratory Guest Graduate Student Appointment.”

January 16, 2007

Associate Professor Yoke Khin Yap obtained a new grant ($100,000) from United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) for the proposal entitled “Carbon Nanotube Arrays for Bacteria”. This project is in collaboration with Drs. Haiying Liu (PI), Pushpalatha Murthy and Martin Thompson in the Department of Chemistry.

In addition, Dr. Yap was also awarded the Michigan Tech Faculty Scholarship Grant ($2,000) for his project “The First Book on Boron Nitride Nanotubes and Related Nanostructures”.

Finally, Dr. Yap has received a continuing grant ($95,615) for his National Science Foundation CAREER award.

July 26, 2006

Yoke Khin Yap received $142,859 for the first year of a potential four-year project totaling $563,266 from the U.S. Department of Energy for “Hetero-Junctions of Boron Nitride and Carbon Nanotubes: Synthesis and Characterization.”

April 10, 2006

Assistant Professor Yoke Khin Yap has received an addition of $60,000 from the Research Foundation of CUNY (Sponsor: U. S. Department of Army) for his project, “Molecular Nanomaterials for Device Applications.” In addition, Yap received another $92,499 from the National Science Foundation for his project, “CAREER: Synthesis, Characterization, and Discovery of Frontier Carbon Nanotubes.”

August 30, 2005

Assistant Professor Yoke Khin Yap has received an addition of $47,000 from the Research Foundation of CUNY (Sponsor: U. S. Department of Army) for his project, “Molecular Nanomaterials for Device Applications.”

August 15, 2005

Professors Pandey, Pati, and Yap received $1,206,316 from the Defence Advanced Research Program Agency (DARPA) for their 3-year project on molecular electronics.

May 9, 2005

Assistant Professor Yoke Khin Yap has received an addition of $18,000 from the Research Foundation of CUNY (Sponsor: U. S. Department of Army) for his project, “Molecular Nanomaterials for Device Applications.”

February 22, 2005

Assistant Professor Yoke Khin Yap has received an NSF CAREER Award for his project, “Synthesis, Characterization and Discovery of Frontier Carbon Materials.” The amount is $117,020 for 4/1/2005 to 3/31/2006, and the total funding for five years is $506,227 (4/1/2005 to 3/31/2010). The project is part of the Solid-State Chemistry programs of the Division of Materials Research (DMR) in the NSF Directorate for Mathematical & Physical Sciences (MSP).

January 21, 2005

Assistant Professor Yoke Khin Yap has received an addition of $37,500 from the Research Foundation of CUNY (Sponsor: U. S. Department of Army) for his project, “Molecular Nanomaterials for Device Applications.”

Nanoscience research lead by Assistant Professor Yoke Khin Yap in the DOE Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences (http://cnms.ornl.gov/) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is extended for an additional year. Yap research theme on “Controlling Nanostructures of CVD-Multiwall Carbon Nanotubes,” is the only selected project from the state of Michigan.

June 30, 2004

Assistant Professor Yoke Khin Yap has received $19,940 from The 2004 Research Excellence Fund (REF) program for his work "Integrating Nanotechnology and Microengineering for High Power Density Three-Dimensional Microbatteries". This award will accelerate his collaboration with Professor Marc Madou at the University of California, Irvine.

May 25, 2004

Assistant Professor Yoke Khin Yap has received $22,500 of a potential $185,000 from the Research Foundation of CUNY (Sponsor: U. S. Department of Army) for his project, "Molecular Nanomaterials for Device Applications."

May 3, 2004

Nanoscience research lead by Assistant Professor Yoke Khin Yap is selected as a project in the new Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences (http://cnms.ornl.gov) that is currently under construction at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). Selected nationwide through a merit-reviewed, competitive process, the User-Initiated Nanoscience Research Program consist of 42 research projects. Yap research theme on “Controlling Nanostructures of CVD-Multiwall Carbon Nanotubes,” is the only selected project from the state of Michigan. This nanoscience research program will provide users with no-cost access to ORNL research capabilities and staff, in order to conduct research in areas that were identified as having strong user interest as well as connections to present nanoscience research strengths at ORNL. Read the MTU News Article.

March 12, 2004

Michigan Space Grant Consortium Awards: $2500 to physics undergraduate Adam DeConinck, "Synthesis of Carbon Nanotubes for Uses in Advanced Space Propulsion Systems," advisor Yoke Khin Yap.

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