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Chi-Ying Lee Recipient of 2006 AVS Graduate Research Award

NESAC/BIO Graduate Student Chi-Ying Lee received a 2006 Graduate Research Award from the American Vacuum Society for her research using XPS, NEXAFS and SPR to characterize the structure and hybridization properties of DNA monolayers.

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Chi-Ying Lee Wins Surface Analysis 2006 Poster Prize

NESAC/BIO graduate student Chi-Ying Lee has won the best student poster prize at the Surface Analysis 06 conference.

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Sirnegeda Techane Recipient of 2006-2007 Intel Foundation PhD Fellowship

NESAC/BIO graduate student Sirnegeda Techane has been awarded a 2006-2007 Intel Foundation PhD Fellowship for her research on surface functionalization and characterization of gold nanoparticules.

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Buddy Ratner receives 2006 William Hall Award

NESAC/BIO Investigator Buddy Ratner received the 2006 William Hall Award from the Society for Biomaterials for his significant contributions toward the society's goals.

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Patrick Stayton receives 2006 Clemson Award for Basic Research

NESAC/BIO Investigator Patrick Stayton received the 2006 Clemson Award for Basic Research from the Society for Biomaterials for his contributions to understanding the interactions of materials with tissue.

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Chi-Ying Lee Wins Two Student Prizes

NESAC/BIO graduate student Chi-Ying Lee has won two student prizes for her research using XPS, NEXAFS and SPR to characterize the structure and hybridization properties of DNA monolayers. She won the best student poster prize at the 2005 Biointerface conference and the best Applied Surface Science student presentation at the 2005 AVS conference.

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AVS Short Course

NESAC/BIO Director Dave Castner will be teaching a 1-day short course on "Surface Characterization of Biomaterials" at the AVS Conference on Nov 2, 2005.

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Newton Samuel Recipient of 2005 AVS Graduate Research Award

NESAC/BIO Graduate Student Newton Samuel received a 2005 Graduate Research Award from the American Vacuum Society for his research characterizing the structure of adsorbed peptides.

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2005 NESAC/BIO Annual Workshop

The 2005 NESAC/BIO Annual Workshop will be held on August 22-24, 2005. For more information about topics covered in the workshop please see our Annual Workshop section.

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Julia Apte awarded NSF Fellowship

NESAC/BIO graduate student Julia Apte has been awarded a three year NSF fellowship for her research investigating the structure of adsorbed peptides and their interactions with surfaces.

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Dave Castner Elected to AVS BoD

NESAC/BIO Director Dave Castner has been elected to a three year term (2005-2007) on the Board of Directors of the American Vacuum Society.

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Langmuir March 1, 2005 Cover Article

The paper "Surface Characterization of the Extracellular Matrix Remaining after Cell Detachment from a Thermoresponsive Polymer," H.E. Canavan, X. Cheng, D.J. Graham, B.D. Ratner and D.G. Castner, Langmuir, 21, 1949-1955, 2005. Please see http://pubs.acs.org/journals/langd5/index.html for further details.

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Allan Hoffman elected to the National Academy of Engineering

NESAC/BIO Investigator Allan Hoffman has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering for his pioneering work on the medical uses of polymeric materials.

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Dave Castner named Director of the Center for Nanotechnology at the University of Washington.

NESAC/BIO Director Dave Castner has been named as the Director of the Center for Nanotechnology at the University of Washington.

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Dave Castner selected as a Biomaterials Fellow

NESAC/BIO Director Dave Castner has been selected as a Fellow, Biomaterials Science and Engineering by the International Union of Societies, Biomaterials Science & Engineering.

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