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Plenty of Beauty at the Bottom

The NNCI Image Contest

In honor of National Nanotechnology Day, October 9th, the National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure (NNCI) is hosting the Plenty of Beauty at the Bottom image contest. Referencing Richard Feynman’s 1959 lecture, "There’s Plenty of Room at the Bottom," this image contest celebrates the beauty of the micro and nanoscale.

Images featured in this contest were produced at one of the 16 NNCI sites during the past year. Click on the categories below to see all of the images and learn about the research. Voting took place between October 7 and October 12, 2019, and the winning entries are indicated below.

The winning artists will receive funds to support travel to a professional conference. 

Most Stunning

Most Stunning
Winner: Yamin Zhang, PhD Student in the School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Georgia Tech (SENIC) 

Most Unique Capability

Most Unique
Winner: Sarah K. Lami, Graduate Sstudent in Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Kentucky (KY MMNIN)

Most Whimsical

Most Whimsical 1      Most Whimsical 2
Winners (Tie): Wei-Shao Wei, PhD Student, and Arjun Yodh, Faculty Member, Physics and Astronomy, University of Pennsylvania (MANTH)
and Michael Valerino, PhD Candidate, Duke University (RTNN)

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