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Lauren Rast

Research Interests

Nanoscience and nanotechnology for biomedical and energy applications; multiscale modeling and simulation; nonlinear dynamical systems (especially complex biological systems).

Awards and Honors

2011  Physics Graduate Student of the Year, UAB.
2006  Physics Graduate Student of the Year, UAB.
2006-2011  NIBIB T32 Training Grantee.
2010  Chair, MIT’s Progress in Electromagnetics Research Symposium (PIERS) 2010 session, entitled: Electromagnetic Science and Design on Optically Dispersive Metamaterials, the Invisible Cloak, and
Photonic Crystals.
2006  “Samuel B. Barker Award for Excellence in Graduate Studies” at the Masters Level, UAB.
2001-2003  Vice President of the UAB chapter of the Society of Physics Students.

Publications and Presentations

Computational Modeling of Electromagnetically Induced Heating of Magnetic Nanoparticle Materials
for Hyperthermic Cancer Treatment, L. Rast and J. G. Harrison, Pr. Electromagn. Res. S., 1(1)
910 (2010).
Synthesis of Complex Shape Gold Nanoparticles in Water Methanol Mixtures, A. Stanishevsky, H.
Williamson, H. Yockell-Lelievre, L. Rast, and A. Ritcey, J. Nanosci. Nanotechno., 6 (7), 2013,
(2006).
Electroless Silver Plating on Spin - Coated Silver Nanoparticle Seed Layers, S. Schaefers, L. Rast,
and A. Stanishevsky, Mater. Lett., 60 (5), 706, (2006).
Aggregated Nanoparticle Structures Prepared by Thermal Decomposition of Poly(vinyl)- N-Pyrrolidone/Ag
Nanoparticle Composite Films, L. Rast and A. Stanishevsky Virt. J. of Nano. Sci. and Tech., 12
(23), (2005). (republication of the APL article of the same title, with the participation of APL)

Aggregated Nanoparticle Structures Prepared by Thermal Decomposition of Poly(vinyl)- N-Pyrrolidone/Ag
Nanoparticle Composite Films, L. Rast and A. Stanishevsky, Appl. Phys. Lett. 87, 223118, (2005).
Collective Rotation in Coupled Parametrically - Driven Pendulums, R. Kawai, N. Williams, and L.
Rast, Int. J. Mod. Phys. C 13(9), 1201 (2002).

Lauren Rast

Position:

Research Engineer
Materials Reliability
Nanoscale Reliability
Contact

Fax: 303-497-5030