Zauscher Lab | Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, Duke University

Nanomechanics Lab at Duke University

Zauscher Lab


Congratulations Dr. Hardy!

Greg Hardy passed his Ph.D. defense with flying colors on Thursday March 27, 2014. Congratulations Greg!

Zauscherlab Hike

We took advantage of a sunny, 70Group_Hike_2014F day to skip out and do a short hike along the Eno river.

A “Star” is Born

Congratulations to Lei Tang and co-workers for the acceptance of the paper: Enzymatic Polymerization of High Molecular Weight DNA Amphiphiles starthat Self-Assemble into Star-like Micelles, in Advanced Materials!

Congratulations Kate for Winning 3rd Place at the Poster Competition at AVS!

Kate Marusak won 3rd place in the Biointerface Science poster competition at the 60th International Symposium and Exhibition of the AVS in Longbeach, CA.

Her poster was entitled: Cadmium Sulfide Nanoparticles and Thin Films by E. coli Bacterial Precipitation



Congratulations to Kate Marusak, Renpeng Gu, and Qing Tu!

Kate received a fellowship slot on the CBTE NIH Training Grant!

Renpeng and Qing both joined the ranks of the MRSEC Fellows!

Polymeric and Biomolecular Nanostructures: Fabrication by Scanning Probe Lithography

Robert Ferris, Tao Chen, and Stefan Zauscher authored an invited chapter for the new edition of the “Encyclopedia of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology,” to be published by Dekker.

Mapping the Stiffness of Nanomaterials and Thin Films by Acoustic AFM Techniques

Zehra Parlak, Qing Tu, and Stefan Zauscher authored an invited book chapter for the “Handbook of Nanomaterials Properties” to be published in the Fall 2013 by Springer Verlag.

Upgrade of MultiMode AFM to Latest Controller and Imaging Modes!

Through the support from Triangle MRSEC, we upgraded our Digital Instruments (VEECO/Bruker) Multimode AFM to Version 8, including PeakForce and Scan Assyst.


QCM paper is selected for IOP Select

The paper “Decoupling mass adsorption from fluid viscosity and density in quartz crystal microbalance measurements using normalized conductance modeling” by Z. Parlak, C. Biet and S. Zauscher, published in Meas. Sci. Technol. 24 (2013) 085301 (9pp), has been selected by Institute of Physics Publishing editors for inclusion in IOP Select. IoP Select is a collection of journal articles, chosen by IOP Editors for their novelty, significance and potential impact on future research.


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