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News and Awards

Student Awards

Brinker Delivers Plenary Lecture at IMRC 2010

Brinker Named MRS Fellow

Edward Orton Junior Memorial Award Lecturer - video

Brinker Named Distinguished Professor

R&D100 Award

FORBES article - The Science of Small

Brinker Group paper one of the most cited paper of the last decade!

Sandia work reported in Science and launched on space shuttle shows live cells influence growth of nanostructures

Scientific American - News Scan - Bubble Adhesion (October 2006)

Nature Chemical Biology:  Evaporated Biosensors (Sept 2006)

Sandia researchers solve mystery of attractive surfaces  (8/2/2006)

EETimes: Biosensor tested on shuttle (7/26/2006)

Science Concentrates: Lipids Protect Cells (7/24/2006)

Brinker group develops armor for cells

LabNews ISI Brinker citations Sep'05

Brinker Group Publications Ranked #1 by ISI

Article entitled Polydiacetylene/Silica Nanocomposites with Tunable Mesostructure and Thermochromatism from Diacetylenic Assembling Molecules (J. Am. Chem.Soc. 127(37), 12782-12783, 2005) has been highlighted by Heart Cut, a news weekly published electronically by the American Chemical Society (ACS).

Jeff elected to the National Academy of Engineering,Feb 15, 2002

UNM Ranked 5th as High-Impact U.S. University in Materials Science ,UNM Campus News, Oct. 30, 2001

UNM team named winners of the National Collegiate Inventors Competition 2001, UNM Campus News, Aug. 10, 2001


Intelligent nanostructures report on environment; "nanoskin" may aid in inhabiting Mars - SNL Lab News, April 19, 2001

Pores of glass skin shrink from light, Science News, November 11, 2000

Optically controlled nanostructures, Photonics Online, Oct 24, 2000


Using Light as a Tool to Influence Structure in Nanoland - SNL Lab News, Oct 5, 2000

UNM Mixes Soap and Science - Albuquerque Journal, Oct 7, 2000

Fast, Easy, Functional Nanostructures - Semiconductor International

Researchers find Spray-on Materials may yield Self-Assembling Circuits - EETIMES.COM

Molecules Engineered with an Inkjet Printer - New York Times, May 25, 2000

Functioning Nanostructures Self-Assemble out of Ink - SNL Lab News, May 4, 2000

Molecules Aid in New Technique - Albuquerque Journal, May 4, 2000

Mengcheng Lu wins the Best Poster Award at the Materials Research Society Fall Meeting, November 1999

Sandia Researcher Jeff Brinker - SNL Lab News, November 19, 1999

Self-Assembled Nanospheres - SNL Lab News, March 19, 1999

Mimicing the Structure of Seashells - SNL Lab News, July 18, 1998

Supersensitive Coatings SNL Lab News, March 20, 1998

SOL-GEL News SNL Lab News, May 31, 1996

Student Awards

Rio Grande Symposium on Advanced Materials -- RGSAM, October 9, 2007, Albuquerque, NM
First Prize, Undergraduate student poster competition
Integrating Living Yeast Cells into Patterned Self-Assembled Nanostructures
Cynthia M. Douthit, Eric C. Carnes, Carlee Ashley, DeAnna Lopez, Shelly Karlin, Jennifer Pelowitz, Alex Capecelatro, Darren Dunphy, Hattie Gresham, Graham Timmins, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico; and C. Jeffrey Brinker, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Rio Grande Symposium on Advanced Materials -- RGSAM, October 9, 2007, Albuquerque, NM
Second Prize, Undergraduate student poster competition
High Precision Water Adsorption Behavior on a Variety of Surfaces and Materials Using Advanced Ultrasonic TechniquesDavid J. Kissel, Daniel D. Gonzales*, The University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM; C. Jeffrey Brinker, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM

Rio Grande Symposium on Advanced Materials -- RGSAM, October 9, 2007, Albuquerque, NM
Third Prize, Undergraduate student poster competition
Structure and Aqueous Stability of Surfactant-Templated Porous Films Synthesized using a Hybrid Inorganic/Organic Sol-Gel Precursor
Andrew D. Collord* and Darren R. Dunphy, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM; Michael Tate and Hugh Hillhouse, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN; C. Jeffery Brinker, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM and Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM

Sandia National Laboratories’ Student Symposium, Albuquerque, NM , August 2, 2007.
First Prize, Undergraduate Student Poster Competition
Gecko Inspired Super Adhesives
Patrick Johnson1,2, Eric Branson2, C. Jeffrey Brinker2,3, and Seema Singh2
1 University of California, San Diego, 2Sandia National Laboratories, 3 Dept of Chemical and Nuclear Engineering, the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM

Sandia National Laboratories’ Student Symposium, Albuquerque, NM , August 2, 2007.
First Prize, Undergraduate Student Poster Competition
Cell-to-cell communication among nano-confined cells in self-assembled matrices
DeAnna Lopez1, Eric Carnes1, Carlee Ashley1, Cynthia Douthit1, Jennifer Pelowitz1, Shelly Karlin1, Anny Alsup1, Hattie Gresham1, Graham Timmins1, Jeffrey Brinker1,2
1 University of New Mexico, 2 Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM

New Mexico Chapter of the American Vacuum Society, Albuquerque, NM, May 22, 2007
First Prize, Undergraduate Student Poster Competition
Integration of Living Cells within Self-Assembled Nanostructures
Carnes, Eric C.1; Ashley, Carlee E.1; Lopez, DeAnna M.1; Douthit, Cynthia1; Singh, Seema 2; Dunphy, Darren R.1; Brinker, C. Jeffrey2, 1
1 University of New Mexico, 2 Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM

New Mexico Chapter of the American Vacuum Society, Albuquerque, NM, May 22, 2007.
First prize*, Graduate Student Oral Paper Competition
Grazing Incidence Small Angle X-ray Scattering (GISAXS) Characterization of 2D Bacteriophage Arrays Deposited via Convective Assembly
1Carlee Ashley*, 1Eric Carnes, 1Landon White, 1Zhen Yuan, 1Darren Dunphy, 1Dimiter Petsev, 1Plamen Atanassov, 2David Peabody, 3Jin Wang, and 1,2,4C. Jeffrey Brinker.
1University of New Mexico, Department of Chemical and Nuclear Engineering, 2University of New Mexico, Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology
3Argonne National Laboratories, Advanced Photon Source, 4Sandia National Laboratories* all expenses paid trip to the AVS 54th International Symposium, Seattle, WA, October 14-19, 200

Rio Grand Symposium on Advanced Materials – RGSAM, Albuquerque, NM , October 10, 2006.
Third Prize, Undergraduate Student Poster Competition
Gecko Inspired Super Adhesives
Patrick Johnson1,2, Eric Branson2, C. Jeffrey Brinker2,3, and Seema Singh2
1 University of California, San Diego, 2Sandia National Laboratories, 3 Dept of Chemical and Nuclear Engineering, the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM

Industrial Advisory Board Meeting of the UNM/RUTGERS/PENN STATE Ceramic and Composite Materials Center (CCMC), March 13, 2007, Albuquerque, NM, First Prize, Graduate student poster competition
Cell-Directed Assembly of 3-D Bio-Nano Interfaces
Carlee Ashley1, Eric Carnes1, Helen Baca1, Deanna Lopez1 Seema Singh2, Jeff Brinker1,2
1 University of New Mexico, 2 Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM

Helen Baca (PhD 2005), University of New Mexico Chemical Engineering Award for Outstanding Graduate student, 2006
Henry Gerung, First Prize, !7th Annual Rio Grande Symposium on Advanced Materials, Germanium Nanocrystals and Nanowires Synthesis via Molecularly Designed Ge+2 Precursors, Henry Gerung, Louis J. Tribby, Timothy J. Boyle, Jeffrey C. Brinker, Sang M. Han, October 2005
Eric Carnes, First Prize, Industrial Board Meeting for the Center for MicroEngineered Materials, Cell Directed Assembly of 3-D Bio-Nano Interfaces, Carlee Ashely, Eric Carnes, Helen Baca, DeAnna Lopez, Seema Singh, Jeff Brinker, October 2005
Prof. Yunfeng Lu (PhD 1999), Tulane University, Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) June 2005
Prof. Yunfeng Lu (PhD 1999), Tulane University, American Chemical Society Unilever Young Investigator Award in Colloid and Materials Chemistry
Helen K. Baca (PhD 2005), Materials Research Society, Graduate Student Gold Medal, April 2005
Dhaval Doshi (PhD 2002), Collegiate Inventors Competition Award for Optically-Adjustable Nanostructures, 2001
Dhaval Doshi (PhD 2002), Materials Research Society Student Gold Award, 2001
Helen K. Baca (PhD 2005), National Science and Defense Graduate Fellowship, 2001-2003
Hongyou Fan (PhD 2000), Materials Research Society Student Silver Award, 2000
Hongyou Fan (PhD 2000), University of New Mexico Chemical Engineering Alumni Award for Outstanding Graduate Student, 2000
Prof. Yunfeng Lu (PhD 1999), 31st American Chemical Society Victor K. LaMer Award in Colloid and Surface Chemistry, 2000
Prof. Yunfeng Lu (PhD 1999), Materials Research Society Student Gold Award, 1999
Mencheng Lu (PhD 2001), Materials Research Society Best Poster Award, 1999

 

 

 
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