©2017 THE RESEARCH & TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER OFFICE | FAYETTEVILLE STATE UNIVERSITY PAGE 12 MetaMaterials Size and Composition Controllable Nanowires Dr. Zhiping Luo of the Research Office and Director of the Southeastern NC Regional Microanalytical and Imaging Consortium, is creating and growing new size-controllable nanowire compositions. Nanowires have a diameter of 10 meters, or 1 billion of them could fit in one meter. These amazing meta-materials can be used for a myriad of applications, including the detection of extremely low amounts of radiation. Regimented Quantum Dots Dr. Daryush ILA the Associate Vice Chancellor for Research and Technology Transfer Officer has created new methods to produce regimented quantum dots. Quantum dots are nanocrystals (10 meters) that are semiconductors that mimic the properties of an atom, but that are wholly engineered. This allows for the bending of electromagnetic waves, items can become invisible to wavelengths of light, or bend sound around them. The materials are super thin, and ultra-lightweight. -9 -9