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We are a team of undergraduate students working to further the field of nanotechnology both at Michigan Tech and across the country. We work under an interdisciplinary team of advisors whose fields of study range from Physics to Social Sciences. Our team is comprised of students from many different academic fields.

Nanotech Team

We are involved in the Enterprise program at Michigan Tech. An Enterprise is a team of students that work as a business entity to solve problems and develop products for commercialization. In the Enterprise model, students participate in every step of the business process. Our goal is to gain real-world experience that we can apply in our professional careers.

In addition to technical projects related to nanotechnology, our team actively participates in the educational outreach programs aimed at educating pre-college students about nanotechnology, its societal implications, and how nano-scale technologies will be able to improve and enrich our lives. All proceeds that we receive will be put back into the outreach program to further the education of the community as a whole.

Dr. John Jaszczak Biography

Our advisor is Dr. John A. Jaszczak, Professor of Physics within the Department of Physics at Michigan Tech.

As well as being a full time physics professor, Dr. Jaszczak is an adjunct curator at the A. E. Seaman Mineral Museum. His research interests in nanotechnology and computational surface science overlap with his life-long interest in collecting and studying minerals, particular in the study of the occurrence and morphology of natural graphite. For over 25 years Dr. Jaszczak has been assembling a reference collection of natural graphite samples from around the world. His most recent lectures on graphite have been about "Revealing Graphite's Hidden Beauty."


  1. "Micro- and nano-scale graphite cones and tubes from Hackman Valley, Kola Peninsula, Russia," J. A. Jaszczak, S. Dimovski, S. A. Hackney, G. W. Robinson, P. Bosio, and Y. Gogotsi. Canadian Mineralogist 45, 379-389 (2007).
  2. "Mechanism for Spatial Organization in Quantum Dot Self-Assembly," D. Gao, A. S. Kaczysnki, and J. A. Jaszczak, Applied Physics Letters 86, 133102 1-3 (2005). Also published in Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science & Technology 11(13), April 4, 2005.
  3. "Naturally occurring graphite cones" J. A. Jaszczak, G. W. Robinson, S. Dimovski and Y. Gogotsi, Carbon 41 2085-2092 (2003). doi:10.1016/S0008-6223(03)00214-8 (Preprint version is available here.)
  4. "Multiple length scale growth spirals on metamorphic graphite {001} surfaces studied by atomic force microscopy" J. Rakovan and J. A. Jaszczak, American Mineralogist 87 (2002) 17-24.
  5. "Disclinations in unusual graphite crystals from anorthosites of Ukraine" V. N. Kvasnitsa, V. G. Yatsenko and J. A. Jaszczak. Canadian Mineralogist 37(4) (1999) 951-960.
  6. "Graphite: Flat, Fibrous and Spherical," J. A. Jaszczak, in Mesomolecules: From Molecules to Materials. G.D. Mendenhall, F. Greenberg, and J. F. Liebman, editors. (Chapman and Hall, New York, 1995) p. 161-180.


  1. "Developing Nano Education at a Technological University: Science, Technology and Societal Implications of Nano." J. A. Jaszczak and B. E. Seely.In: Nanoscale Science and Engineering Education: Issues, Trends and Future Directions, A. E. Sweeney and S. Seal, Eds. American Scientific Publishers (2008) 591-619.
  2. "Planting seeds: Including nanotechnology education into engineering curricula," J. A. Jaszczak and B. E. Seely. Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings 931, 0931-KK01-08 (2006).




Nanotech Innovations

Nanotech Innovations
Nanotech Enterprise Team at Michigan Tech

John Jaszczak

Dr. John Jaszczak
Faculty and Research Page at Michigan Tech

Enterprise Program

Enterprise Program
Student Teams at Michigan Tech Operate Like a Company to Solve Real-World Problems

Michigan Tech

Michigan Technological University
Houghton, Michigan

National Science Foundation

National Science Foundation

Nanotech Innovations is grateful to the National Science Foundation for generous support through a Nanotechnology Undergraduate Education in Engineering grant (EEC-0741490).

Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed on this site are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

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