Welcome to RNMSL!
RNMSL is the research laboratory and group of Dr. John-David R. Rocha in the Rochester Institute of Technology's College of Science School of Chemistry & Materials Science. We're interested in utilizing optical spectroscopic techniques to study important fundamental nanomaterial properties and assisting producers and end-users meet on the same page to achieve highly desired next-generation products.
New Grant Award
Dr. Rocha was awarded a small internal seed grant from RIT to initiate early computational chemistry studies of boron/carbon nanomaterial hybrids, as well as develop course material for a new advanced undergraduate elective course in Computational Chemistry.
Some of Dr. Rocha's postdoctoral research detailing work using transition metal doped boron-carbon nanomaterials for hydrogen storage was included in a large research article recently published in the Journal of Physical Chemistry C. The work was conducted at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, CO.
SWCNTs & Graphene
The latest issue of the MRS Bulletin is focused on Graphene as a next-gen material. Dr. Rocha co-authored one of the contributions, "Carbon nanomaterial commercialization: Lessons for graphene from carbon nanotubes," with his former colleagues and collaborators at SWeNT and OU.