The Nano- and Microsystems Program is aimed at developing application-tailored solutions. The group is pursuing interdisciplinary approaches based on a pool of technologies comprising mechanical, optical, magnetic, fluidic, electrical, materials science, and information technology competences. Our approach is characterized by the use of nanoscaled functional entities (materials, structures, components) in particular to develop innovative and economically attractive solutions.
The Fraunhofer Center for Nanoelectronic Technologies CNT in Dresden is an institution of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft created as a public-private partnership with industrial partners Infineon Technologies AG and Advanced Micro Devices AMD and other research partners. The new Center was established with the aim of rapidly transferring innovative, discrete process solutions for the fabrication of nanoelectronic systems on 300-mm wafers into the industrial manufacturing environment.
The Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems covers the complete field of advanced ceramics, from basic research to applications. Services include the development and application of modern advanced ceramic materials, the development of industrial powder metallurgical technologies, and the manufacturing of prototypical components. Structural ceramics, functional ceramics and cermets are the main focus with emphasis on innovative complex systems which are applied in many industry sectors.
Starting from the know-how already available and the experience in classical robotics, sensor technology and development of very fast controllers, new drive systems and tools for precision positioning up to the nanometer range are developed.
Hybrid biological and synthetic particles have been developed which simulate the properties at the cell surfaces. On the surface of these cell-mimetic, i.e. cell-imitating, nanoparticles, membrane proteins are bound in such a way that their biological properties are fully maintained.
The Friedrich Miescher Institute is devoted to fundamental biomedical research. As part of the Novartis Research Foundation and one of the institutes of Novartis Corporate Research, the institute's goal is to exploit new technologies to further the understanding of the basic molecular mechanisms of cells and organisms in health and disease.
The mission of the Micro and Nano Structures Organization is to apply frontier research knowledge and engineering techniques to synthesize, manipulate, and modify materials to create novel electronic devices, photonic devices, integrated structures and machines.
The participants in the Consortium of Maine Biological Nanotechnology Effort Consortium (MBNE) cuts across the fields of marine science, bioengineering, astrobiology, medicine and ecucation. This site is an introduction to biological nanotechnology.
The main focus of the new HSPH-NIEHS Center is to bring together scientists from across disciplines- material science, chemistry, exposure assessment, risk assessment, nanotoxicology and nanobiology- to assess the potential environmental Health and safety (EHS) implications of engineered nanomaterials (ENMs).
The research of the group is focused on energy and sustainability. The research encompasses design, synthesis, functionalization, and self-assembly of nanoscale materials for applications in plasmonics, photonics, electronics, sensing, separation, and medicine. Using wet chemistry, electrospinning, physical deposition and their combinations, they aim to create nanomaterials and nanocomposites (e.g. metal, metal oxide, polymer, etc.) with diverse multifunctional properties for new technological applications.
The Institute of Materials and Environmental Chemistry studies functional and structural materials, micro- and nanosized surface layers and solid/liquid interfaces in order to reveal correlations among their chemical composition, structure, properties and methods of preparation. The institute is involved in research aimed at developing new procedures and methods decreasing environmental impact of technologies.