Posts Tagged ‘ Department of Energy ’

Encounter leads to new ice discoveries

Apr 1st, 2010 | By | Category: April 1, 2010, Campus News, Issue

Sometimes in science, new research pathways are generated by unexpected suggestions. That’s what led Xiao Cheng Zeng and his research group to their latest series of discoveries about the behavior of materials – especially water – at extremes of temperature, pressure and confinement. Zeng gave a talk in 2008 to the Materials Research Society in […]

Ultra-fast molecule research nets award

Feb 4th, 2010 | By | Category: Campus News, February 4, 2010, Issue

It’s well known that sunlight fuels plants. But exactly how plants convert photons of light into energy is a mystery. The first molecular step in conversion takes less than one-trillionth of a second, far too fast for scientists to see the process. Unlocking the mystery could lead to better green energy sources. Martin Centurion, an […]

Research dollars clear record $122M

Aug 20th, 2009 | By | Category: August 20, 2009, Issue, Research

Total research funding at UNL increased nearly 13 percent this year to a record of more than $122 million, according to the Office of Research. Total research funding, which includes all external funds awarded for university research, was $122,452,344 in the fiscal year ending June 30. The increase, up from $108.3 million in fiscal 2008, […]