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7.17.18 – Invited Talk
Professor Montazami visited and presented an invited talk at Nazarbayev University in Astana Kazakhstan.

7.12.18 – Congratulations
Congratulations to Reihaneh for successfully defending her doctoral dissertation.

7.6.18 – Congratulations
Congratulations to Yuanfen for successfully defending her doctoral dissertation.

6.21.18 – Welcome Issac
We welcome our newest group member, Issac Lun, to our team. Issac is starting his graduate studies on e-jet printing of soft and functional materials.

6.8.18 – Publication
Congratulations to Abdallah for his publication entitled “Engineering Ionic Conductivity of Ionomeric Membranes: Influence of Van der Waals Volume of Counterions and Temperature” in Materials Research Express.

5.30.18 – Welcome Shelby
We welcome our newest group member, Shelby Bicknell, to our team. Shelby has joined our group through a CB2 REU internship sponsored by the National Science Foundation.

5.23.18 – Research Grant
Montazami Lab received a research grant from the ARO.

5.23.18 – Miller OER Grant
Professor Montazami received funding to develop OER materials for ME curriculum.

4.22.18 – Biopolymer research highlighted by NSF

4.9.18 – Excellence in Mentoring Award
Professor Montazami received the 2018 University Honors Committee Award for Excellence in Honors Mentoring.

1.5.18 – Congratulations
Congratulations to Mitch  for successfully defending his Master thesis.

10.10.17 – Congratulations
Congratulations to Abdallah for successfully defending his doctoral dissertation.

4.11.17 – Publication
Congratulations Yuanfen, Reihaneh, and Wangyujue for their publication in Advanced Engineering Materials.

4.11.17 – Publication
Congratulations Mingchang for his publication in Macromolecular Materials and Engineering.

3.23.17 – Invited Talk
Professor Montazami presented an invited talk at the International Battery Seminar & Exhibit in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

1.2.17 – Publication
Congratulations to Yuanfen for her accepted manuscript in Advanced Materials Interfaces.

11.13.16 – Research Grant
Montazami Lab received a research grant from the NSF Center for Bioplastics and Biocomposites.

11.11.16 – Congratulations
Congratulations to Abdallah for successfully completing his Ph.D. preliminary examination.

10.10.16 – Publication
Congratulations to Wangyujue and Abdallah for their recent publication in Measurement

9.29.16 – Congratulations
Congratulations to Mingchang for successfully defending his Master thesis.

8.30.16 – Congratulations
Congratulations to Wangyujue (Emma) for successfully defending her doctoral dissertation.

8.16.16 – Congratulations
Congratulations to Reihaneh for successfully completing her Ph.D. preliminary examination.

6.21.16 – Congratulations
Congratulations to Yuanfen for successfully completing her Ph.D. preliminary examination.

6.16.16 – Award
Congratulations to Haley Hood for receiving DOE-SULI Award through Ames Lab for Fall 2016.

5.26.16 – Publication
Congratulations to Reihaneh Jamshidi, Yuanfen, Kathryn, and Nicole for their recent publication in MRS Advances

5.23.16 – Publication
Congratulations to Yuanfen Chen, Reihaneh, Kathryn, Emma and Simge for their recent publication in Journal of Polymer Science, Part B: Polymer Physics.

4.28.16 – Publication
Congratulations to Handan Acar and Reihaneh Jamshidi for their recent publication in Materials.

3.30.16 – Invited Talk
Professor Montazami presented an invited talk at the MRS 2016 Spring meeting.

12.16.15 – Best Poster Award
Congratulations to Catherine Meis for receiving the College of Engineering Best Poster Award for her research on Placenta-on-a-chip project.

12.10.15 – Research Excellence Award
Congratulations to Wangyujue Hong for receiving the Research Excellence Award.

11.18.15 – Funding
Montazami Lab received funding from Center for Bioplastics and Biocomposites. Our project on biocomposites received NSF and Industry funding through the Center for Bioplastics and Biocomposites.

11.4.15 – Publication
Congratulations to Catherine Meis for acceptance of her paper for publication in RCS Analytical Methods

11.2.15 – Media Coverage
ChemViews published a story on our recent research on mechanics of soft and transient electronics.

10.21.15 – Award
Congratulations to Kathryn White for receiving DOE-SULI Award for Spring 2016.

10.9.15 – Funding
Montazami Lab received funding from Sabic.

9.29.15 – Publication
Congratulations to Simge Cinar for acceptance of her paper for publication in Journal of Polymer Science, Part B: Polymer Physics.

8.24.15 – Welcome Kathryn
We welcome our newest group member, Kathryn White, to our team. Kathryn is a physicist and has joined our group through a SULI internship sponsored by the Department of Energy-Ames Laboratory.

 7.24.15 – Publication
Congratulations to Reihaneh Jamshidi for acceptance of her paper for publication in Journal of Polymer Science, Part B: Polymer Physics.

 5.27.15 – Welcome Kayci and Nicole
Welcome Kayci Parcells and Nicole Moehring our REU students. Kayci will be working on transient electronics and Nicole will explore mechanics of flexible electronics.

5.10.15 – Publication
Congratulations to Ruisi Zhang for acceptance of her paper for publication in Materials.

5.5.15 – Teaching Excellence Award
Congratulations to Yuanfen Chen for receiving the Teaching Excellence Award.

5.4.15 – Welcome to our new REU students
Two REU students will join our group for the summer

4.29.15 – Welcome Peng Li
Peng joined our research group as a M.S. student. Welcome Peng.

3.31.15 – Catherine Meis named a 2015 Goldwater Scholar
Catherine Meis, has been named a 2015 Goldwater Scholar, the nation’s premier undergraduate scholarship in mathematics, natural sciences and engineering. Catie is a third-year student, majoring in materials engineering with a minor in bioengineering. The Goldwater recognizes students of outstanding potential who intend to pursue careers in research. (Full Story)

3.20.15 – Welcome Ashwin Surech
Ashwin joined our research group as an Undergraduate Research Assistant.  Welcome Ashwin.

3.13.15 – Welcome Mingchang Lu
Mingchang joined our research group as a M.S. student. Welcome Mingchang.

2.13.15 – Big 12 Faculty Fellowship
Prof. Montazami is selected to receive the Big-12 Faculty Fellowship.  

1.12.15 – Welcome Kate, Carter and Daniel
We welcome our new Honor Students, Kate Hakanson, Carter Francis and Daniel Maak.   

9.3.14 – Congratulations Wangyujue and Catie
Congratulations Wangyujue Hong and Catie Meis for publishing their research “Evidence of Counterion Migration in Ionic Polymer Actuators via Investigation of Electromechanical Performance” in Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical.

8.22.14 – Congratulations Wangyujue and Abdallah
Congratulations Wangyujue Hong and Abdallah Almomani for publishing their research “Influence of ionic liquid concentration on the electromechanical performance of ionic electroactive polymer actuators” in Organic Electronics.

7.23.14 – Congratulations Wangyujue
Congratulations Wangyujue Hong for publishing her research “Nonlinear dynamic modeling of ionic polymer conductive network composite actuators using rigid finite element method” in Sensors and Actuators A: Physical.

6.2.14 – Welcome Thomas
We welcome our new REU undergraduate research assistant, Thomas Norland.

5.19.14 -Welcome Emma
We welcome our new undergraduate research assistant, Emma Gallegos.

4.23.14  – Congratulations Wangyujue
Congratulations Wangyujue Hong on receiving the Iowa State University Teaching Excellence Award for spring 2014.

4.4.14 – News Highlight
Our research on Transient Electronics is highlighted and broadcasted by several news outlets including FOX News, CBS-KCCI and MSNBC; newspapers including the Des Moines Register and Ames Tribune and scientific websites including Science Daily, Physics.Org, UPI, Gizmodo and Kurzweilai, among several others from the US, Israel, Australia, Brazil and China.

4.1.14 – Publication 
Congratulations to Catie Meis for  publishing her research “Investigation of spray-coated silver-microparticle electrodes for ionic electroactive polymer actuators” in Journal of Applied Physics.

2.18.14 – Welcome Simge 
We welcome our new postdoctoral research associate, Dr. Simge Cinar.

2.13.14 – Publication 
A high-risk research program Dr. Montazami initiated in late 2011 with focus on Transient Materials and Electronics has resulted in a publication in Wiley’s Advanced Functional Materials.

1.17.14 – MRS Spring 2014 Meeting 
Dr. Montazami will present research on  Fully Transient Bioelectronic Devices.

1.17.14 – MRS Spring 2014 Meeting 
Both of our abstracts to MRS  Spring meeting are accepted for oral presentation.

12.6.13 – 247th ACS National Meeting 
Dr. Montazami will present research on Transient Materials and Electronics.

12.6.13 – 247th ACS National Meeting 
All four of our abstracts are accepted for oral presentation.

11.15.13 – New Lab Website is Online 
Advanced Materials Lab’s new website is online.

11.13.13 – Invited talk at Truman State Univ. 
Prof. Montazami was invited to the Department of Physics at Truman State University to talk about smart polymeric material and composites.

11.7.13 – Congratulations Ruisi Zhang 
Congratulations to Ruisi Zhang for successfully defending her MS thesis.

9.5.13 – Welcome  Reihaneh 
Welcome to our new group member Reihaneh Jamshidi.

8.15.13 – Welcome Yuanfen 
Welcome to Yuanfen Chen, our new group member.

4.16.13 – Guest Speaker 
We are hosting Professor John Rogers from UIUC for his seminar entitled: “Soft Electronics that Can Dissolve In Your Body”.

4.11.13 – Congratulations to Wangyujue 
Congratulations to Wangyujue Hong for successfully defending her Masters thesis.

3.30.13 – New Transient Material 
We successfully tested our new transient polymer composite in a vanishing electronic device. See this and other video at our Youtube channel.

3.11.13 – SPIE Conference 
Our IEAP Sensor research is presented at SPIE-NDE conference in San Diego.

3.1.13 – Welcome Handan 
We welcome our new postdoctoral research associate, Dr. Handan Acar.

11.26.12 – MRS Conference 
Our research s presented at MRS Fall meeting in Boston.

9.20.12 – Invited talk at  University of Iowa 
Prof. Montazami was invited to the Department of Mechanical Engineering at University of Iowa to present his group’s research on smart materials.

8.19.12 – ACS Conference 
Our research is presented at ACS annual meeting in Philadelphia.

6.15.12 – Welcome Nichelle’Le 
Nichelle’Le Carrington has joined our  team for summer as MoSAIc REU student.

6.1.12 – Welcome Abbey 
Abbey Machtemes has joined our team for summer.

3.11.12 – SPIE Conference 
Our IEAP Actuators research was presented at SPIE-NDE conference in San Diego.

2.1.12 – Publication 
Our article at Sensors and Actuators A: Physical is now available online.

1.13.12 – Publication 
Our invited article at the International Journal of Smart and Nano Materials is now available online.

Prof. Montazami’s interview @ NPR

Research Featured on FOX NEWS

Research Featured on CBS-KCCI

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