Prof. Latha Venkataraman and colleagues (including APAM students, Brian Capozzi and Haixing Li) were featured in Nature Chemistry's editorial, "Molecular electronics under the microscope." (Image above) "Understanding the intrinsic electronic properties of building blocks in conjugated materials can provide powerful design guidelines to control charge transport, such as tuning the nature of the charge carriers. Here, single-molecule transport studies of a family of oxidized oligothiophenes show that the molecular length determines the carrier type."
Prof. Tiffany Shaw has won a 2015 Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Research Fellowship. "These 126 early-career scholars represent the most promising scientific researchers working today. Their achievements and potential place them among the next generation of scientific leaders in the U.S. and Canada. Since 1955, Sloan Research Fellows have gone on to win 43 Nobel Prizes, 16 Fields Medals, 65 National Medals of Science, 14 John Bates Clark Medals, and numerous other distinguished awards." (http://www.sloan.org)
Prof. Adam Sobel's first book, Storm Surge: Hurricane Sandy, Our Changing Climate, and Extreme Weather of the Past and Future, was selected as a 2014 Atmospheric Science Librarians International (ASLI) Choice Awards Winner. The book focuses on Hurricane Sandy and related issues, such as climate change, the science behind both weather forecasts and climate projections, and how we as human beings and societies cope with environmental risks.
A team, lead by Simon Billinge, has discovered an unusual form of electronic order in a new family of unconventional superconductors. The finding, described in Nature Communications, establishes an unexpected connection between this new group of titanium-oxypnictide superconductors and the more familiar cuprates and iron-pnictides, providing scientists with a new family of materials from which they can gain deeper insights into the mysteries of high-temperature superconductivity.