News

[71] Our team ExtremeComms Lab got the 2nd place at the Erie Hack Water Innovation Summit in 2017. Congratulations to Nan!

[70] Researchers Use Sunlight, Black Paper as Low-Cost Water Treatment to Solve Water Scarcity

[69] Portable potable water generator

[68] University’s solar-powered still improves ancient water cleaning technology


[67] UB researchers develop device that cleans contaminated water

YouTube Video



[66] UB RENEW Institute awards seed grants to four projects related to energy, environment and water sustainability, which includes “Emerging light-trapping strategies and new lead-free hybrid perovskite layers for clean energy”. Congratulations!



[65] Researchers Build Solar-Powered Water Purifier

[64] Our work was featured in Science magazine. Congratulations! (Sunlight-powered purifier could clean water for the impoverished)



[63] Carbon-Paper on Foam:A New Hope for Super-Efficient Solar Still



[62] A solution to global water shortage? Solar-powered purifier developed!

[61] Solar-powered water purifier developed

[60] US researchers develop solar-powered water purifier

[59] Engineers Build Solar-Powered Water Purifier

[58] Inexpensive new solar still ups water purification efficiency

[57] Academics build ultimate solar-powered water purifier



[56] Prof. Qiaoqiang Gan has been honored as a UB Exceptional Scholar Young Investigator, one award for untenured scholars who received their terminal degree within the past eight years.

[55] Nanocavity materials may improve ultrathin solar panels

[54] 'Nanocavity' may improve ultrathin solar panels, video cameras and more

[53] This “nanocavity” may improve ultrathin solar panels, video cameras and other optoelectronic devices
(http://www.buffalo.edu/news/releases/2016/05/028.html#sthash.sbPRXMht.dpuf)

[52] 
Our collaborative darkest metal work is highlighted by Science News and other media

[51] A wavelength-independent ‘universal’ substrate brings SERS into the mainstream

[50] Raman skeleton key: Universal SERS substrate

[49] Nanotechnology Could Make Molecule-identifying Spectroscopy More Practical

[48] Raman effect to detect phoney art, chemical weapons

[47] Almost universal SERS sensor could change how we sniff out small things

[46] Engineers Revolutionize Spectroscopy Technology

[45] Better detection of diseases, fraudulent art, chemical weapons, and more

[44] New anotechnology promises to make surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy simpler

[43] Nanoscale Sensor Breakthrough May Lower Costs

[42] Our paper "Ultra-broadband metasurface for efficient light trapping and localization: a universal surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy substrate for “all” excitation wavelengths" was featured in the top story on NSF's News website.

[41] New sensing technology could improve our ability to detect diseases, fraudulent art, chemical weapons and more



[40] 
Our research article "Rainbow Trapping in Hyperbolic Metamaterial Waveguide" has been placed as TOP 100 most cited article in Scientific Reports over the last 2 years.



[39] Our paper "Polymeric photovoltaics with various metallic plasmonic nanostructures" was highlighted in Journal of Applied Physics



[38] Our image was featured in NSF Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide.



[37] A large-scale lithography-free metasurface with spectrally tunable super absorption



[36] Tiny Microchip Component Promises Big Returns

        

[35] Rainbow-catching waveguide could revolutionize energy technologies

[34] Energy Technologies Get Boost from New Waveguides

[33] Rainbow-catching Waveguide Could Open New Possibilities For Energy Technologies

[32] A cavity that you want

[31] Optical ‘Nanocavity’ Boosts Light Absorption of Ultrathin Semiconductors

[30] A cavity that renders an optical nanocavity

[29] Optical nanocavity to boost light absorption in semiconductors

[28] Optical 'nanocavity' to boost light absorption in semiconductors; improve solar cells, cameras and more

[27] Haomin Song won the 1st prize of SEAS poster competition 2014. Congratulations to Haomin!


[26] Painting Solar Panels For The Future Of Energy Production, redOrbit, May 14, 2013.

[25] Solar panels as inexpensive as paint? It's possible due to research at UB, elsewhere, Science Codex, May 13, 2013.

[24] Solar panels as inexpensive as paint? It's possible due to new research, PHYS.ORG, May 13, 2013.

[23] Solar panels as inexpensive as paint? It’s possible due to research at UB, elsewhere, Nanotechnology Now, May 13, 2013.

[22] Plasmonics could lead to paint-on organic photovoltaicsLaser Focus World, May 13, 2013.

[21] Solar panels as inexpensive as paint? It’s possible due to research at UB, Space Fellowship, May 13, 2013.

[20] Colorful manufacturing work by UB team recognized, Business First, March 14, 2013.

[19] UB color-identification technology named a game-changer by Society of Manufacturing Engineers, UB News Article, Mar. 2013. (http://www.buffalo.edu/news/releases/2013/03/013.html)
video interview: 

UB Engineers Create A Rainbow Polymer



[18] Searching for a high-tech cure, Buffalo Business First, Feb. 2013.



[17] Waveguide Collects Light More Efficiently, Photonics.com, Feb. 2013.

[16] Slow down light to trap a rainbow, AM&P eNews, Feb. 2013. 

[15] To trap a rainbow, slow down light, Futurity, Feb. 2013.

[14] Forget about leprechauns, engineers are catching rainbows, UB News Article, Feb. 2013. 
Also highlighted in NSF website:



[13] One-step Rainbow Grating, OPN, pp. 8, May 2012.



[12] New Handheld imaging devices just over the rainbow, Materials Today, vol. 15,  pp. 136 (2012).



[11] Handheld rainbow could spawn multispectral tools, Photonics Spectra, vol. 46, pp. 21 (2012).

[10] See the entire rainbow from a single viewing angle, ACS Noteworthy Chemistry, March 19, 2012.

[9] Rainbow polymer reveals true colors, Futurity, Feb. 2012.

[8] A Rainbow for the Palm of Your Hand, Photonics.com, Feb. 2012.

[7] Rainbow Polymer Filter Could Lead to Portable Imaging Devices, Polymer Solutions Newsblog, Feb. 2012

[6] One-Step Process Developed to Produce Multi-Color Polymer, Science Business, Feb. 2012.

[5] A Rainbow for the Palm of Your Hand, UB News Article, Feb. 2012. 

[4] EE’s Gan Captures Rainbow, Buffalo Engineering, pp22, Fall (2011).

[3] Slow light to capture a rainbow, Futurity, April. 13 (2011).

[2] Plasmonic structures trap a rainbow, Solar Novus Today, April 2011.

[1] Slow light slowed even more, Photonics Spectra, April 2011.