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Graduate Students



510 Chemistry Building

Selected Awards:

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Recipient (2016)
Penn State Student Leader Scholarship (2019)
“I am STEM” Scientific Public Speaking Competition Winner (2018)
MRSEC Excellence in Outreach and Leadership Award (2017 & 2018)
Outstanding Presentation- 254th ACS National Meeting Division of Colloids & Surface Chemistry Poster Session (2017)
Millennium Café/PPG 2017 Elevator Pitch Competition- 2nd Place (2017)


Hello my name is Nicole Famularo and I am a member of the Keating group working on nanoparticle fabrication and assembly for optical applications. I focus on developing assemblies that have interesting optical function by exploring methods for real-time reconfigurable electric-field directed particle assembly. I also focus on fabricating compositionally sophisticated particles, like 3D printed chiral particles and metal-dielectric segmented wires, which enable the collective properties of the resulting assembled structures. Feel free to email me with any research related questions!