Hamers Group News

Bob Hamers on Wisconsin Public Radio

Bob Hamers did a 45-minute radio broadcast on Wisconsin Public Radio's Larry Meiller Show. You can listen to the show here

Environmental impact of nanomaterials

Newly published research shows that nanoscale  "NMC", a newly commercialized cathode material, can adversely impact the soil bacterium Shewanella oneidensis. with implications for understanding the environmental impact of Li-ion batteries.  A press release prepared by UW-Madison and a 

Congratulations to Dr. Marco Torelli and Dr. Jamie Wheeler !

Congratulations to Dr. Marco Torelli and Dr. Jamie Wheeler on successfully defending their Ph.D. dissertations in a double-header on Dec. 11, 2015!   Marco will soon be off to Adamas Nanotechnologies in Raleigh, NC while Jamie will join the staff at 3M Corporation in St. Paul, MN. Congratulations to both !!


Congratulations to Dr. Linghong Zhang !

Congratulations to Linghong Zhang on successfully passing her Ph.D. defense !   Linghong will soon be joining Argonne National Laboratories to work on energy storage. Congratulations, Linghong !!


Bob Hamers, Then and Now

Jeff Miller,  UW Communications senior photographer, joined UW-Madison in 1990 at the same time as Bob Hamers. In his retrospective "Then and Now: 25 Years Photographing UW-Madison", Miller is providing monthly highlights how the campus has changed in the last 25 years.

Staff and Postdoc positions available

The Hamers group currently has several openings for Ph.D. level personnel. Both positions are associated with the NSF-funded Center for Sustainable Nanotechnology

UW-Madison start-up company Silatronix, Inc. receives $1.3M DOE grant

Silatronix, Inc., a start-up company co-founded by Professor Robert Hamers, has recieved a $1.3 Million grant from the Department of Energy.  An article in the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel can be found here. . Silatronix was co-founded by Professor Hamers in 2008 to develop safer, high-performance electrolytes for lithium-ion batteries. Silatronix currently employs 15 people.

Center for Sustainable Nanotechnology funded for $20 Million, 5-year effort

The Center for Sustainable Nanotechnology has received funding from the National Science Foundation for a Phase II Center for Chemical Innovation (CCI). The CSN is a multi-institutional research center based at the UW-Madison and is directed by Professor Robert Hamers.

Congratulations to Mimi Hang !

Congratulations to Mimi Hang !! Mimi received the Outstanting Student Presentation Award at the National ACS Meeting's Division of Environmental Chemistry symposium on Environmental Tranaformatin of Nanoparticles. Congratulations, Mimi !!