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Dr. Virginia M. Ayres
The Electronic and Biological Nanostructures Laboratory
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Small photo of Virginia M. AyresVirginia M. Ayres earned her Ph.D. and M.S. in Physics from Purdue University, and two B.A.s in Physics and in Biophysics from Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Ayres is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering at Michigan State University. Her research interests are in nanobiology and nanoelectronics and scanning probe microscopies. Dr. Ayres is the recipient of two NASA Faculty Fellowship Awards, two NSF Outstanding Performance Awards, and two international awards from the Japan Society for Promotion of Science and from Tokyo Institute of Technology for research and education in Japan. (Full CV) (w/oPDF)


Small photo of Kan XieKan Xie text goes here. (Full Resume) (w/oPDF)

Mr. Kan Xie (left) during presentation of nano-carbons in extreme environments, investigated by micro-Raman Spectroscopy and High-Resolution Transmission Electron Microscopy (joint with Mr. Raed Alduhaileb) at the Materials Research Society 2010 Fall Meeting in Boston, MA, USA (right). The work was nominated for a Best Poster Award.

Small photo of Stephen HartzStephen Hartz text goes here. (Full Resume) (w/oPDF)

Mr. Stephen Hartz working on calculations.

Small photo of Usienemfon Adia-NimuwaUsienemfon Adia-Nimuwa text goes here. (Full Resume) (w/oPDF)

Mr. Usienemfon Adia-Nimuwa at the scanning probe microscope

Small photo of Raed Al-DuhailebRaed Al-Duhaileb received his B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the King Fahd Unversity, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, in 2004. He is an Instrumentation Engineer with Saudi Aramco, 2004-present (on leave). In 2008, he was awarded a full scholarship from Saudi Aramco for graduate work at Michigan State University, where he is currently a Graduate Research Assistant with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and a member of the Electronic and Biological Nanostructures Laboratory. His research interests include the tribological properties of nano-carbons in extreme environments. (Full Resume) (w/oPDF)

Mr. Raed Alduhaileb (top left) working on the final preparation of nano-carbon samples for investigation in a world-class JEOL FS2200 High-Resolution Transmission Electron Microscopy (right).

Small photo of Volkan Mujdat TiyakiVolkan Mujdat Tiyaki received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Industrial Engineering from the University of Istanbul,Republic of Turkey, in 2003 and 2006. In 2008, he was awarded a full scholarship from the General Directorate for Higher Education, Ministry of National Education of the Republic of Turkey for graduate work at Michigan State University, where he is currently a Graduate Research Assistant with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and a member of the Electronic and Biological Nanostructures Laboratory. His research interests include investigation of nanoscale cues for regenerative neural cell systems using Scanning Probe Recognition Microscopy, laser scanning confocal microscopy, and transmission electron microscopy. (Full Resume) (w/oPDF)

Mr. Volkan Mujdat Tiryaki, following presentation of Scanning Probe Microscopy-based investigations of nanofibrillar tissue scaffolds for Central Nervous System injury repair at the 2010 Biophysical Society Annual Meeting (left) in San Francisco, CA, USA (right).
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