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CoE professor co-authors winning nanotechnology paper

CoE Professor Shubhra Gangopadhyay co-authored a paper focusing on nanoparticles like the one above, winning the 25th Army Science Conference nanotechnology session's Best Paper Award. Image courtesy of Shubhra Gangopadhyay.

A nanotechnology paper co–authored by CoE Professor Shubhra Gangopadhyay earned top honors during a recent international science and technology conference.

The paper, called “Nanostructured Energetic Materials,” won the nanotechnology session’s Best Paper Award during the 25th Army Science Conference in November, which featured presentations from scientists and engineers in government, industry and academia. The winning paper reported that certain compounds—such as copper oxide and aluminum—produce quick burn rates in nanoparticles, the name given to microscopic materials so small that their natures change.

Gangopadhyay, an electrical and computer engineering professor as well as co–director of MU’s International Center for Nano/Micro Systems and Nanotechnology, was one of six MU researchers and three U.S. Army researchers listed as the paper’s authors.