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Professors’ venture wins MassChallenge award

Ask any academic researcher about their long-term goals and, among them, you’ll likely hear some variation of the phrase “societal impact.” That’s precisely the motivation behind Guardion, a venture developed by two Northeastern faculty members: Swastik Kar, professor of physics, and Yung Joon Jung, professor of mechanical and industrial engineering.

Jung and Kar’s $200K NSF Grant Could Commercialize Low-Cost Radiation Detectors

Mechanical and Industrial Engineering (MIE) Professor Yung Joon Jung, along with co-principal investigator Associate Professor Swastik Kar of the Department of Physics, has been awarded a $200K grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for an interdisciplinary research project that uses nanotechnology to create highly sensitive and marketable detectors of radioactivity and nuclear radiation.

Physics discovery unlocks ingredients of 2-D sandwich

Layering 2-D crystals is a little like building a club sandwich, says Northeastern physicist Swastik Kar. But a new discovery allows researchers to rearrange the ingredients, producing new properties and opening up a world of possibilities for new materials.

‘Small’ transformation yields big changes

An inter­dis­ci­pli­nary team of researchers led by North­eastern Uni­ver­sity has devel­oped a novel method for con­trol­lably con­structing pre­cise inter-​​nanotube junc­tions and a variety of nanocarbon struc­tures in carbon nan­otube arrays.