ISMSM News

Prof. Miklos Kertesz receives NSF Grant

September 30th, 2021

The project “Collaborative Research: Aggregation mechanisms in carbon nanomaterials based on pi-conjugated polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons” joint between Miklos Kertesz (Department of Chemistry and ISMSM at Georgetown University) and Prof. Hans Lischka at Texas Tech University (Lubbock, TX) received a new NSF grant

Prof. Peter Olmsted

Professor Peter Olmsted elected a Fellow of the Society of Rheology

May 7th, 2021

Professor Peter Olmsted has been elected a Fellow of the Society of Rheology. Fellows are selected based on distinguished scientific achievement, significant technological accomplishment, and/or outstanding scholarship in the field of Rheology. Service to the Society is also an important component to Fellowship status.

Prof. Jeff Urbach on Podcast with Provost Groves

February 23rd, 2021

As part of the   Provost ‘ s Podcast : Faculty in Research , Prof . Jeff Urbach discussed his   love of physics and his career in science with Provost Robert Groves . L…

Prof. Edward Van Keuren

Prof. Van Keuren Receives Two New NIH Grants

November 19th, 2019

Prof . Ed Van Keuren has recently received two new grants from the National Institutes of Health . One is for the development of nanoparticles of a novel copo…

Active Materials Project Summer School

June 1st, 2017

The Active Materials Project summer school will run from Sunday , June 11th through Thursday , June 15th , 2017 &# x00a0 ; on the Campus of Georgetown University . The…

Adsorption of proteins on patterned surfaces

September 1st, 2016

&# x00a0 ; Research efforts led by Professor Jong – in Hahm , recently published in ACS Nano ,&# x00a0 ; 2016 ,&# x00a0 ; 10 &# x00a0 ;( 8 ),&# x00a0 ; pp 7705 &# x2013 ; 7720 , DOI : , p…

A Crack in the Mystery of ‘Oobleck’—Friction Thickens Fluids

April 22nd, 2016

By revealing missing details behind the odd behavior of a science-fair favorite—a soupy mixture known as “oobleck” that switches back and forth between liquid and solid— scientists from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and Georgetown University could help to end a long-running scientific debate and improve processes ranging from pouring concrete to making better body armor.

USA Science and Engineering Festival

April 20th, 2016

The 4th USA Science & Engineering Festival was held April 16-17, 2016 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. Well over 700 people visited the Georgetown University had a booth covering Biology, Physics and Chemistry, including making ice cream using liquid nitrogen!

NIST PREP-MML Program Awarded to Georgetown University (up to $7.7M)

March 7th, 2016

On 1 February 2016 Georgetown University (Departments of Chemistry and Physics) was awarded a Professional Research Experience Program (GU PREP-MML), from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The program is led by Peter Olmsted in the Department of Physics, and will begin in summer 2016.