The Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers: Recipient Details
Texas A&M University
For pioneering research to measure, understand and manipulate complex colloidal interactions to improve the manufacture of photonic crystals, artificial nanostructures with unique optical properties that can lead to novel chemical and biological sensors and optical switches. Bevan's collaboration with several education experts on his campus is leading to an innovative, interactive complex fluids and nanotechnology course. Communication of research results among students will employ virtual reality and animation modules. The modules will also reach underrepresented groups, K-12 students and local science teachers.