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Binek to give CAS Inquire Lecture

Christian BinekOn January 28, Christian Binek will be delivering the first CAS Inquire lecture of the new year. Binek’s topic is “The Rise of Nanotechnology: Small Machines with Big Impact.”

The CAS Inquire program builds around a college-wide series of public lectures centering on a new theme each year. The lecture series serves as a touchstone for the college—giving students, staff, and faculty a focal point and shared topic for conversations and further inquiry. All lectures will be at 5:30 p.m. in the Nebraska Union Auditorium. (1/15/20)


Binek named Director

Christian BinekChristian Binek has been named director of the Nebraska Nanoscale Facility and interim director of the Nebraska Center for Materials and Nanoscience, succeeding David Sellmyer, George Holmes University Distinguished Professor of physics.

“As a veteran leader of interdisciplinary research within NCMN, as well as in the university’s NSF-funded MRSEC, Christian is ideally positioned to advance the center’s mission,” said Bob Wilhelm, vice chancellor for research and economic development. “This leadership experience, combined with Christian’s nationally regarded research expertise in magnetoelectric materials and spintronics, will help him elevate the center as Nebraska’s premier site for materials research.”

Binek’s appointment became effective October 4. (10/11/19)


Negahban team working to redirect sound waves

Mehrdad NegahbanMehrdad Negahban, working with colleagues from Peking University, has developed a wave-altering prototype that can dynamically redirect the sound waves passing through its surface. The prototype could lead to applications ranging from magnifying signals to disorienting adversaries. (11/14/19)


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