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Nanochemist’s Apprentice

Saturday, May 30, 2015
11:00 am - 12:30 pm

As any Lego builder will tell you, trying to connect really tiny items can be challenging. In this apprentice program, CUNY nanochemist Rein Ulijn took kids on a journey into the realm of the super small—the nano world. Using a process known as molecular assembly, apprentices got to mix special compounds to create gels like the ones scientists use to deliver medicines or to power electrical circuits. Then they used microscopes to see how these molecular building blocks fit together and toured a state-of-the-art lab to learn about nano fabrication tools and powerful electron microscopes.

This event is supported by the Bezos Family Foundation. 


Rein UlijnNanochemist

Rein Ulijn is the founding director of the Nanoscience Initiative at CUNY’s Advanced Science Research Center. He was previously professor and vice dean of research at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland, where he continues to hold a position.

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