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Velegol lab group


 

Journals
A&E M (Salerno, Jones, Parent)
Biophys J (Parekh)
ES&T (Salerno, Parent)
J Bacteriology (Jones, Gentile)
JCIS (Feick)
Langmuir (Feick, Holtzer)
Nano Letters (Holtzer)
Nature (all)
Science (all)
 
Other journals
J Chem Phys
Phys Rev Lett
PNAS

J Chem Phys
JFM
JACS,
I&E CR
Colloids & Surfaces A & B,
Physics of Fluids,
Current Opin Colloid Int Sci
AIChE Journal
Literature search
Academic Press journals
ACS Journals
APS Journals
Elsevier Direct


Community of Science
     library catalog (CAT), EI Compendex, databases e.g., Table of Contents, JSTOR)

Seminars
     ChE seminar series
     Penn State science seminars

 

Collaborators
Adair, Jim (Penn State PMC)
Cole, Milton (Penn State Physics)
Logan, Bruce (Penn State EI, NSF CRAEMS)

Hershey Medical Center
Huck Institute for Life Sciences
Institutes for the Environment at Penn State
Materials Research Institute
Nanofabrication Facility at Penn State
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     Chemical engineering faculty directories



News highlights
     2002 US News ChE rankings: Penn State #17
     Undergraduate research openings (6 Jan 2003)

Funding
     EPA STAR, EPA STAR proposal info
     National Science Foundation
     National Institutes of Health, NIH Guide to writing proposals, NIH/Whitaker guide
     Petroleum Research Fund
     Whitaker Foundation

Getting started in the Velegol lab
     cell culture
     first steps in the Velegol lab
     important safety and procedural information, safety refresher course (EH&S)

Graduate students
     Jason Feick (PhD expected 2002)            charge nonuniformity on colloidal particles
     Aron Parekh (PhD expected 2002)           cell traction forces and biomaterials
     Mike Salerno (PhD expected 2005)           bacterial adhesion
     Gretchen Holtzer (PhD expected 2005)    nanoparticle forces and dispersion
     Joe Jones (PhD expected 2006)               bacterial adhesion
     Mary Parent (PhD expected 2007)            bacterial adhesion
     Martin Gentile (PhD expected 2007)        biosensors and bacterial adhesion

Meetings
     Gordon Research Conferences

Organizations
     American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
     American Chemical Societiy (ACS), ACS Colloids & Surfaces Division, ACS Government Action
     American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)
 

Other links
     Carnegie Mellon online books
     hard math problems
     Microsoft help web
     Penn State webmail
     Eric Weeks homepage  excellent for microscopy
     Woods Hole Microscopy courses
 

Penn State University
     CAC (Center for Academic Computing)
     GURU general reference
     plotting services
     purchasing card rules
     strategic plan for Penn State
     travel
     weekly seminars
     work access for Penn State

Safety and emergency response
     1. Call 911.
     2. Call the campus safety group (814-865-6391 EH&S, 814-863-1111 campus police).
     3. Contact an EMT in the department (Jennifer Stefanik 814-876-2799).
     4. Contact the HAZMAT person (David DeCapria, 814-863-4800).
     safety page

Scientific and operative information
     chemical industry links
     chemistry links (info, schools, etc)
     custom chemistry synthesis
     Genomics Gateway (Nature)
     molecular biology
     National Academies (U.S.)
     National Cell Culture Center (NIH)
     nanotechnology (Foresight Institute)
     NSF Science and Technology Centers
     quantum information science (NSF)
     reference desk (Martindale's)
     safety (Penn State), safety (Yale)
     statistics (by Wayne Curtis)
 

Vendors

Books
     Amazon books
     BestBookBuys
     Bookhound (book finder, reproduction)
     Rosetta Books (electronic books)
     textbooks
Computers
     Dell Computers
     Gateway 2000
General
     Kruss instruments (surface tension etc)
     Thomas Register
     VWR
Lasers
     Coherent
     Lasos
     SDL
Office supplies
     Office Depot
     Staples
     Tiger direct computer supplies
Optics
     Dalsa (high speed camersas)
     Edmund Scientific
     Hamamatsu (video equipment, CCDs, diodes)
     Kodak Optical
     Melles Griot optical
     Newport Optical
     OZ Optics (fiber optics, small parts)
     QED Imaging (Michel Nerderlof)
     Roper Scientific (CCDs and others)
     TMC (vibration isolation)
Particles
     Bangs Labs
     Dispersion Technology
     Duke Scientific
     Interfacial Dynamics (IDC)
     Polysciences
     Snowtex silica nanoparticles
Random
     Aerotech (motorized stage)
     GSI Lumonics (rotating scanner)
Supplies
     Collagen Corporation (see below)
     Molecular Probes
     Penn State General Stores
     R&D Systems
     Vitrocom (capillary tubes, see below)
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     Collagen Corporation (1850 Embarcadero Rd, Palo Alto, CA 94303, 800-227-8933)
     Vitrocom Inc. (8 Morris Ave, PO Box 125, Mountain Lakes, NJ 07046, 973-402-1443)