Presented by Dr. Dale Huber
Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies at Sandia National Laboratories
Nanoscopic magnets can have dramatically enhanced magnetic susceptibilities as compared to their bulk counterparts, making them ideal for applications as varied as transformer cores and biomedical detection schemes. For any intended application, however, the particle phase, size, size dispersity, coating and matrix interactions must be optimized. Developing real world solutions with magnetic nanoparticles requires broad interdisciplinary work and so I will discuss the basic science of magnetic nanoparticle physics and chemistry. I will also touch on technological aspects of their deployment in practical applications with inputs from biology, medicine, and electrical engineering. Sandia National Laboratories is a multi-program laboratory managed and operated by Sandia Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Lockheed Martin Corporation, for the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration under contract DE-AC04-94AL85000.
Dr. Dale Huber is a Principal Member of the Technical Staff in the Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, NM. His research is centered around the synthesis and characterization of nano-scale materials, including inorganic nanoparticles, organic nanofilms, and nanocomposites. He received a B.A. in Chemistry from the University of Pennsylvania in 1995, before moving to the University of Connecticut for post-graduate study. He received a M.S. in Polymer Science in 1996, followed by a Ph.D. in Polymer Science in 2000 at the University of Connecticut. Dr. Huber joined Sandia National Laboratories in 2000 as a post doctoral associate in the Biomolecular Materials and Interfaces Department. He was promoted to a Senior Member of the Technical Staff in 2002 and to his current position as Principal Member of the Technical Staff in 2005.