NDL NEWS

11.06.17
NDL Retreat to the Red River Gorge in Kentucky!

10.13.17
Phillip Simmers represented NDL at the annual BMES meeting in Phoenix,AZ

09.12.17
Dr. Jason Heikenfeld, Dr. Eliot Gomez, and Isaac Stamper at CADMIM conference in Chicago, IL

07.25.17
Congrats to Zach Sonner and Team, whose latest article on sweat stimulation made the cover of Lab on a Chip and recent press!

07.14.17
Group Trip to Taft's Ale House

04.06.17
NDL technology featured in Nature article on Biotech in Ohio!

03.08.17
Congrats to Dr. Zachary Sonner on his successful Ph.D. defense. This was also a special event, because it brought together, perhaps for the last time with such completeness, many of our core collaborative team that lead our early sweat biosensing effort at UC. From left to right: Doctors Kasting, Sonner, Heikenfeld, Hagen (AFRL), Beyette, Rose.

02.03.17
Group trip to Taste of Belgium!

01.13.17
Isaac Stamper - Winner 2017 NDL Lighting Reaction Tourney! More Photos and Videos here!

10.27.16
Sweat sensing technology from Eccrine Systems featured on Local 12!
10.27.16
Congrats to Dan on his dissertation defense!

07.07.16
Send-off for Aaron at Mecklenburg Gardens!

07.18.16
New NDL logo is live!
It is impossible to represent the transdisciplinary work we do in a single image. Our new logo represents who we are. We are more than device scientists, we are more than device architects... as we draw our passion from redefining conventional wisdom of what devices can do.

New Logo
Old Logo

06.19.16
Electrowetting Conference continues in Taipei, NDL gives 3 talks, and bumps into many old friends (including Weiyuan Cheng and Chung-Chih Wu)



06.03.16
Group trip to Eli's!

05.23.16
Sweat sensing research featured in Adafruit Daily!

05.02.16
Congrats to NDL grad, Dr. Phillip Schultz, for the cover of Optical Engineering!
04.16.16
Send-off BBQ for Runling!
01.27.16
Prof Heikenfeld authors an article featured in Nature News and Views!
01.14.16
NDL submit's it's 100th invention disclosure. At UC for only 10 years and the most invention disclosures of any lab at UC!
The disclosure was a team effort
12.01.15
Post-wedding celebration for Selva and his wife!
10.2015
Eric's wedding and a mini gathering of NDL friends and alums
09.19.15
The Economist Sept. 19th 2015 issue covers our sweat sensor research!
09.18.15
NDL highlighted in President Ono's 'Faces of UC' special!
08.31.15
NDL is now a member of the National Science Foundation ASSIST Engineering Research Center at NCSU
08.21.15
Send-off dinner for Dr. Julien Morand!
07.24.15
Send-off dinner for Dr. Sayantika Mukherjee!
07.24.15
Congratulations to Sayantika Mukherjee - recent NDL, PhD graduate!
06.22.15
Sayantika speaks on 'Tunable' Smart Windows with WVXU NPR!
06.11.15
Eccrine Systems receives $1M loan from the state of Ohio for tech development! [link]
06.10.15
NDL technology in 'Tunable' Smart Windows featured in UC News!
06.05.15
Eccrine Systems wins EDGE Award at Ohio Valley Entrepreneur Of The Year (EOY) in Cincinnati!
05.20.15
Zack presents on sweat sensing technology at TEDxUCincinnati!
05.01.15
NDL Alumn's Philip and Alex Schultz are working at startup company Okeanos which just want an Edison Gold Award!
04.02.15
Prof. Heikenfeld to speak at Wearable Tech NYC!
02.25.15
NDL's newest startup, Eccrine Systems, emerges from stealth mode! Read more: Business Wire, MEDCITY News & Cincinnati Business Courier
02.03.15
Zack gives an invited talk at Wearables Tech Europe and technology is highlighted in an article by Berliner Morgenpost!
12.16.14
Send off dinner for Wil!

10.22.14
NDL's work in sweat sensing technology is featured in IEEE Spectrum, Gizmag and Fox19 news!
06.27.14
Okeanos, which is partnered with NDL, was featured in Popular Science: Removing Salt To Relieve The World's Thirst
06.23.14
Successful NDL alumni return to Cincinnati for 2014 Electrowetting Conference
06.04.14
NDL Research on sweat sensors featured on CBSNEWS
04.21.14
NDL Research Co-Op student Daniel Griffin wins a prestigious National Goldwater Scholarship !
04.16.14
Dr. Phillip Schultz receives the Outstanding PhD Dissertation Award for the year 2013!

01.28.14
Prof. Heikenfeld presents on a 100% flipped classroom!
12.10.13
Heikenfeld named Fellows of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI).

11.07.13
Innovative solar technology ( SmartLight , Forget Solar Panels)

10.12.13
UC sweat-sensor on ESPN!

09.04.13 Dr. Heikenfeld earns Top 25 STEM Professors in Ohio!
07.10.13 Dr. Heikenfeld comments on 3D-printed liquid metal bringing stretchable gadgets closer.


06.28.13 Okeanos technologies signs sponsored development agreement with the University of Cincinnati!

04.18.13 – Dr. Heikenfeld receives Established Faculty Entrepreneur Achievement Award.




04.04.13 – Jason Heikenfeld, PhD, receives the 2013 Young Investigator Award by the UC chapter of Sigma Xi—the scientific research society.

02.14.13 – Ann Russell and Prof. Heikenfeld visit Roger Hanlon's group at Marine Biology Lab in Woodshole MA.




01.01.13 – NDL's article " Lighter, Brighter Displays: Electrowetting combines the best of LCD and E Ink. " is featured in IEEE Spectrum.


10.30.12–  NDL publishes paper on " Bright e-Paper by Transport of Ink through a White Electrofluidic Imaging Film ", in the journal Nature Communications, which has been picked up by major media outlets including Yahoo! News , LiveScience , MSNBC.com and materials360online.

10.09.12 –  See our collection of articles and our podcast involving a interesting relation between nature and our E-Reader technology:  " Can Octopuses Help Us Make Better Kindles? ", " How E-Reader Tech Mimics Octopuses " and listen to " Biomimicry and e-Readers ".

09.26.12 – Article examining the parallels between e-Paper technology and biological organisms that change colour.



 06.30.12 – Matt Hagedon gives an excellent talk on Electrofluidic Ink Transposition at TEDx Cincy.

06.21.12 – Photo of the 2012 International Electrowetting Meeting in Athens Greece



06.11.12 – NDL's article " Investigation of five types of switchable retroreflector films for enhanced visible and infrared conspicuity applications " featured on the Applied Optics cover page

06.08.12 – Congrats to our new Ph.Ds !!

05.30.12 – Eric Kreit Awarded $100 for Best Dissertation Award 2012!!

01.30.12 – Congrats to Dr. Yang

01.19.12 – Congrats to Dr. Kreit

01.11.12 – UC's Top 10 Countdown of most-read stories in 2011. See Prof. Heikenfeld's review of the next gen. electronic paper devices. 

01.01.12 – UC President's New Year Greetings. See NDL inside.
 
04.07.11 – NDL's article "A full description of a scalable microfabrication process for arrayed electrowetting microprisms" is selected as one of the best paper published in 2010 by the Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering. [free online]

03.18.11 – Ohio Governor John Kasich visited UC and NDL. WCPO and UC News reported. [see album]

02.17.11 – Congrats on Manjeet's Ph.D. defense!

02.01.11 – Prof. Heikenfeld's paper "Review Paper: A critical review of the present and future prospects for electronic paper" is published in Journal of the SID, vol.19, issue 2, 2011. UC News reported.

01.27.11 – Prof.Heikenfeld's bi-primary color display is reported by Display Daily.

01.06.11 – Prof.Heikenfeld and his work are reported by IEEE member profiles.

11.03.11– UC's microfluidics research story features on hiVelocity homepage. Read the story.

10.09.11  – UC's research efforts on microfluidic innovations are reported in online article "Will we grow our ideals?" and detailed in "UC encourages global ideas". Also watch interview video with Prof. Heikenfeld.

09.16.11 – UC installed Billboards in Cincinnati, Dayton, Columbus, Louisville and Lexington areas with NDL as background. 

05.25.11 – CEAS Campus Dash. Prof. Heikenfeld represents faculty. [video]

05.12.11 – Dr. Manjeet Dhindsa won SECS's Best Dissertation Award this year.

04.07.11 – NDL's article "A full description of a scalable microfabrication process for arrayed electrowetting microprisms" is selected as one of the best paper published in 2010 by the Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering. [free online]

03.18.11 – Ohio Governor John Kasich's visited UC and NDL. WCPO and UC News reported. [see album]

02.17.11 – Congrats on Manjeet's Ph.D. defense!

02.01.11 – Prof. Heikenfeld's paper "Review Paper: A critical review of the present and future prospects for electronic paper" is published in Journal of the SID, vol.19, issue 2, 2011. UC News reported.

01.27.11 – Prof.Heikenfeld's bi-primary color display is reported by Display Daily.

01.06.11 – Prof.Heikenfeld and his work are reported by IEEE member profiles.   

12.20.10 –   NDL paper "First  Prototypes, A New Bistable Architecture, and 'Perfect' Segmented Electronic Paper" has won the IDW'10 Best paper award.

11.01.10 – Laser Focus World reported multi-stable electrofluidic display pixels in Nov.2010 issue (see page 13).

10.04.10–    NDL article "High reflectivity electrofluidic pixels with zero-power grayscale operation "  features  Applied Physics Letters cover, Vol.97, Issue 14. This work is also reported by UC News.

09.17.10–     Matt Hagedon has been selected from 141 students as one of the top 16 Best Student Papers Semi-Finalists contributed to the Photonics Society Annual Conference in Denver

05.27.10– UC awarded $3 Million from State of Ohio for microfluidic devices researches. Dr.Heikenfeld as the principle investigator. See the news.

05.16.10– NDL article "A full description of a simple and scalable fabrication processes for electrowetting displays" was selected as the JMM highlights collection of 2009.

05.07.10– Prof. Heikenfeld is awarded the Emerging Entrepreneur 2010.

04.30.10– "Virtual electrowetting channels: electronic liquid transport with contuniuous channel functionallity" was amongst the top ten most accessed articles of Lab on a Chip during March.

03.24.10 –  ScienceDaily reported NDL's work on movable microfluidic  channels published on Lab-on-a Chip.

03.19.10  – NDL article " Virtual electrowetting channels: electronic liquid transport with contuniuous channel functionallity"  features  Lab on Chip cover, vol.10, no.7.  This work is also reported by UC news.

03.01.10 –  NDL article " The electronic display of the future" appears on the cover of ieee Spectrum March issue 2010.

02.25.10 –  935 Lab expansion now complete!

       

02.09.10 –  NDL paper "A full description of a scalable microfabrication process for arrayed electrowetting microprisms", in Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, Vol 20, pp015044 (2010), has been downloaded 250 times since Dec.18,2009, which is among 10% of articles that were accessed over 250 this quarter across all the  IOP journals.

01.02.10 –  Eta Kappa Nu is a recipient of the Outstanding Chapter Award for 2008-2009. NDL student Matt Hagedon is the President.

12.10.09 –  One of the Winton Wood Community Robotics teams coached by NDL student Murali Kilaru earned one of five top spots at the 2009 FLL (First Lego League). Murali won the Coach of the Year.

11.02.09– Electrofluidic display is reported in Communications of the ACM (Vol.52, No.11) as "Electronic Paper's Next Chapter".

10.15.09– NDL's virtual tour "Liquids combine with light" is unveiled online!

10.09– 935 renovation/expansion start.

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09.22.09 – Dr.Heikenfeld won the $10,000 first-place award for "Electrofluidic Displays" in the Patent category of CincyTech's first Cincinnati Innovates competetion. Click Here to read the news.

08.11.09 – Dr. Stein Kuiper from Philips liquid lens group visited NDL and had dinner with Dr.Heikenfeld and Ph.D student Linlin Hou.

Stein Visit

05.25.09 – For a NPR Audio clip click here.

05.01.09 – NDL's major breakthrough in e-paper is formally announced. See Nature Photonics, Technology Review, and Gamma-Dynamics for more information! Other major media stories will be posted soon...

4.27.09 – Technologyreview.com reported NDL's electrowetting display in an online paper "A New E-paper Compatitor".

4.08.09 –The earliest origins of electrowetting optics are revealed in the Letters section of the April issue of OPN. Click here to find out.

3.26.09 – NDL Student Linlin Hou featured on UC’s website.
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3.23.09 – Light Wave Coupling product launch at the sign museum. Click here to see UC's News "Signs of Things to Come in Display Technology",  and here to see Fox 19 video clip.


2.18.09 – Prof. Heikenfeld and Russ Schwartz (V.P. Colors Technology at Sun Chemical) represented UC and Sun Chemical, along with a small group of UC researchers at the Feb. 18th mini-Showcase at the State Capitol.



1.14.09– Prof. Heikenfeld honored at UC halftime for recent granted patents.

11.03.08 - DIC President  Dr. Oe visits NDL.  Phtographs of the visit is shown below.

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06.08.08 - Started new display project with major European company for electronic paper.

8.26.08 - NDL gives opening talk at 2008 Electrowetting Workshop and Linlin Hou awarded a best poster award. Click Here for photo of the attendees.

3.08 - Electrowetting Optics on Target for Record Optical Performance.
Click here to read the article.


1.23.08 – Prof. Heikenfeld honored at UC halftime for recent granted patents .

 

8.1.07 - Laser Focus World discusses NDL's self-assembly technology for electrowetting devices.  Click here to read the article.

8.1.07 - Laser Focus World discusses NDL's self-assembly technology for electrowetting devices.  Click here to read the article.

7.5.07 - NDL research in electrowetting displays presented in an invited talk at IDMC 2007.

ITRI Team 6.30.07 - NSF awards collaborative multidimensional separations project between  NDL (PI), Univ. Tennesse, and Oak Ridge National Lab.

12.12.06 - NDL awarded $400k by the National Science Foundation CAREER Program for "Electrowetting Microprisms - from Agile Fresnel Optics to Wide-Angle Phased Arrays".

12.12.06 - NDL's first graduate, M. Dhindsa, is awarded a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering.

11.01.06 - NDL undergoes a major lab and office expansion!  Photos of the construction and new lab (along with photographical evidence of the dedication to research displayed by NDL members during the intermediate stages) can be seen by clicking the photos below.

      

10.01.06 - NDL recieves AFOSR award to support fundamental work in electrowetting optics initiative (see college announcement).

08.01.06 - NDL flat electrowetting optics initiative will be featured on the cover of IEEE LEOS Newsletter (www.i-leos.org/).

07.18.06 - NDL's Manjeet Singh Dhindsa gives presentation at IEEE 2006 Nanotechnology Conference.

Manjeet Nano Conference

04.19.06 - NDL licenses novel active-signage technology to industry!  Further details will be released at a later date.

03.21.06 - NDL expands lab, moving into additional/fabrication cleanroom space (photos coming).

03.10.06 - NDL hosts a visit by Akira Suzuki of Ricoh Company Ltd.  Mr. Suzuki holds over 100 patents in electronic paper and related technologies.

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03.01.06 - NDL receives a CIS user grant for access to Stanford Nanofab Facility.

01.01.06 - Murali Kilaru is the third student to join the Novel Devices Laboratory.

12.01.05 - NDL to aquire cleanroom space including wet/bench and fume hood (photos coming).

11.07.05 - Dr. Heikenfeld gives an invited talk at ERSO/ITRI in Taiwan and visits  LCD manufacturer Prime View International.

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10.30.05 - The Novel Devices Laboratory is completed.  Our thanks to Rich Koch, UC Director of Engineering Facilities, who was instrumental in setting up the lab and office space.

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09.21.05 - Manjeet Singh Dhindsa joins the NDL as the first M.S. student!

09.15.05 - Neil Smith joins the NDL as the first Ph.D. student!

09.01.05 - Construction begins on the Novel Devices Laboratory.  Some early October photos of the lab/office in development are shown below:

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09.01.05 - The Novel Devices Laboratory is open for business!