The objectives of the Kimmel center for Nanoscale Science is to encourage research in this burgeoning scientific discipline in general, and to help establish the links between molecular biology and nanoscale science, in particular.
The group focuses on novel synthesis of inorganic nanomaterials optimized for applications in ultra-sensitive chemical sensors, highly eficient energy storage devices, and functional nanoelectronics including nanofiber-based transistors and transparent electrodes.
This center aims to study the origin of microstructural instability and novel properties of nanostructured materials. Various nano-materials processing technologies related to nanopowders, in particular, are being developed.
The Center is organized into three teams: The first team is the Optical MEMS Lab which has focused on the development of MEMS sensors and quantum key distribution systems. The second team is the Nano-Bio System Lab which has developed HTS (high throughput system) microfluidic chips and nano-bio sensors based on a nanomechanical piezoelectric cantilever and optical waveguide. The Bio-Robotics and Nano-Mechatronics Lab constitutes the third team which is working on the development of nano-bio robots and studying nano surface engineering.
The Center for Nano-Bio Convergence is responsible for developing novel methodologies to measure and manipulate single cells, tissues, and biomaterials at a bio-molecular nano-scale using nanotechnology based on lasers, ion beams, and nano-probes. These new nano-bio methods are expected to foster innovative scientific and technological biomedical possibilities.
The lab offers quick and comprehensive solutions matching the needs of clients applying achievements in technology in the areas of nanotechnology, biotechnology, energy-, and environment-related technologies.
The Nano-Materials Research Laboratory has a high tech specialty in sol-gel, organic-inorganic hybrid, advanced analysis/ measurements and MEMS. Using combined expertise, the lab works on the formation of thin film, particle, bulk, control of microstructure and nanostructure, as well as, development of new functional materials and key materials for devices.
This Stockholm-based research program is a collective effort of research groups with different disciplinary competencies. Basically, the development of new, innovative tools, technologies and methodologies for chemical synthesis, analysis and biochemical diagnostics, performed in nanolitre to femtolitre domains is the major goal of the programme.