Self-powered enzyme micropumps (Nature Chemistry)

Samudra Sengupta, Debabrata Patra, Isamar Ortiz-Rivera, Arjun Agrawal, Sergey Shklyaev, Krishna K. Dey, Ubaldo Córdova-Figueroa, Thomas E. Mallouk & Ayusman Sen Published online: 30 March 2014 | doi:10.1038/nchem.1895   Self-powered micropumps that are turned on by the presence of their respective substrates are formed from surface-immobilized, ATP-independent enzymes. Coupling substrate-sensing with transport enables the design of devices that deliver…

Postdoctoral Research Position in Theoretical Colloidal Sciences

Job Opportunity at UPRM A postdoctoral position is available at the University of Puerto Rico – Mayagüez (UPRM) to work in the areas of particulates, transport processes and colloidal sciences. The postdoctoral scholar will study, at a fundamental level, self-motion and diffusion of a wide range of catalytically driven colloidal particles under different conditions. This…

Nanodays 2013 – Mayagüez Mall

Every year since 2008, NSF has carried out a nationwide festival of educational programs focusing on nanoscale science known as “NanoDays”, and 2013 was no exception. The event took place on April 14th, 2013 at the Mayagüez Mall in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico, where the local community, especially K-12 students, witnessed several activities and experiments/demonstrations on…