Sweating the small stuff


The third edition of the Junior Nanotech Network, to be held in 2010, promises to continue the student exchange’s tradition of cutting-edge research. During the 2006 and 2008 sessions, PhD students from McGill and Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) collaborated on projects such as:

Third Harmonic Generation of Gold Nanoparticles. Led by McGill student Jonathan Bélisle, this project used a multiphoton laser-scanning microscope to image gold nanoparticles on glass. Bélisle’s work proved relevant to his subsequent research with McGill chemist and physicist Paul Wiseman on developing a groundbreaking new malaria detection technique.