About Us:

Team NATURE (Nanopaper Applications to Universalize Renewable Electronics) is an undergraduate research team in the invitation-only, four-year multidisciplinary Gemstone Honors program at the University of Maryland, College Park. The team consists of fourteen students with varying majors, from engineering to environmental science to business, who are all interested in the development of cellulose-nanopaper technology.  Team NATURE is working with Dr. Liangbing Hu, an  Associate Professor for Department of Materials Science and Engineering and collaborator of the Energy Research Center, and the Bing Nano Group.

Research Problem: Society has become heavily dependent on plastic materials in electronics, which are sourced from nonrenewable resources.

 

Research Question: What properties of cellulose nanopaper (CNP) can be improved and how can they be enhanced to optimize its role in printed electronics and other applications?

 

Team Attributes:

  • Leadership Positions: Peer mentors, tutors, student leaders

  • Presentation Experience: Undergraduate Research Day, Maryland Day, Junior Colloquia, TAPPI Conference

  • Computer Knowledge: MATLAB, CAD, Microsoft Office, Dropbox, Google Drive, Java, C

  • Personal Experience: Interested in sustainability, traveled internationally, multilingual

 

 

 

Strike A Pose: Team NATURE

Strike A Pose: Team NATURE

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Strike A Pose: Team NATURE

Strike A Pose: Team NATURE

Strike A Pose: Team NATURE

Delena

Delena

Julia

Julia

Brandon

Brandon

Luke

Luke

Stacy

Stacy

Jeannette

Jeannette

Jeannette and Stacy

Jeannette and Stacy

Jon

Jon

Karenna

Karenna

Eddie

Eddie

Sachi

Sachi

Erik

Erik

Strike A Pose: Team NATURE

Strike A Pose: Team NATURE

Tom

Tom

Parisa

Parisa

Hannah

Hannah

Strike A Pose: Team NATURE

Strike A Pose: Team NATURE

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Team NATURE - Team Gemstone

Team NATURE - Team Gemstone

Jeannette and Eddie - Working in Lab

Jeannette and Eddie - Working in Lab

Stacy, Sachi, Hannah - Team Gemstone

Stacy, Sachi, Hannah - Team Gemstone

Karenna - Team Gemstone

Karenna - Team Gemstone

Tom - Team Gemstone

Tom - Team Gemstone

Team NATURE sample mixing

Team NATURE sample mixing

Parisa - Team Gemstone

Parisa - Team Gemstone

Team NATURE - Team Gemstone

Team NATURE - Team Gemstone

Delena - Team Gemstone

Delena - Team Gemstone

Hannah - Team Gemstone

Hannah - Team Gemstone

Team NATURE pouring chemicals

Team NATURE pouring chemicals

Eddie - Team Gemstone

Eddie - Team Gemstone

Brandon and Julia - Team Gemstone

Brandon and Julia - Team Gemstone

Team NATURE - Team Gemstone

Team NATURE - Team Gemstone

Jonathan - Team Gemstone

Jonathan - Team Gemstone

Tom and Erik - Team Gemstone

Tom and Erik - Team Gemstone

Luke - Team Gemstone

Luke - Team Gemstone

Luke and Parisa - Team Gemstone

Luke and Parisa - Team Gemstone

Team NATURE - Team Gemstone

Team NATURE - Team Gemstone

Team NATURE - Team Gemstone

Team NATURE - Team Gemstone

Team NATURE - Team Gemstone

Team NATURE - Team Gemstone

Team NATURE - Spring 2014

Team NATURE - Spring 2014

Team NATURE - Team Gemstone 9/28

Team NATURE - Team Gemstone 9/28