The group's research focuses on chemistry of carbon nanotubes and fullerenes and development of applications for these materials. Directed assembly of functional networks from nanoscopic building blocks (nanotubes, nanoparticles, macromolecules) is at the center of the experimental activities.
The degree follows the same syllabus as the BSc Physics programme with an introduction to nanoscience and other cutting-edge research provided by the Frontiers in Physics module. In year two you will again pursue the same core as for the BSc Physics course but will also take the Force and Function at the Nanoscale, and Molecular Bio- and Nanophysics modules (which replace two of the optional modules of the core course).
The specific research objectives of the Center are: to optimize the synthesis, purification, and separation of specific SWNT for specific applications; to develop smart SWNT films that can interact with light and molecules in a predictable way for sensor and biosensor applications; to develop novel SWNT-metal composites with improved mechanical, thermal, and electrical properties; to investigate the interactions between SWNT and living cells for development of diagnostic techniques and explore potential health effects.
The Division of Microrobotics and Control Engineering (AMiR) has wide experience in joint research projects within international and German research programs related to versatile micro- and nanorobotics as well as to automated nanohandling and nanocharacterization. Most of the projects have been initiated and coordinated by AMiR, which clearly underlines the relevance of AMiR's contribution to the international research activities on these topics.
CAMCOR is a full-service, comprehensive materials characterization center available to research institutions and private industry. The CAMCOR facilities provide enabling infrastructure for research in chemistry, nanoscience, materials science, bioscience, and optics.
This is a multidisciplinary programme at the interface between physics and chemistry. The main focus is on advanced materials, energy, and nanotechnology, but the programme also provides a solid foundation in physics and chemistry. Even though specific courses in physics, chemistry, mathematics, nanotechnology, and computer science are compulsory, there is room for a range of optional courses that you can integrate into the degree.
The master's programme Nanoelectronics and Robotics will provide you with the necessary knowledge and skills to develop application specific data and electronic systems from basic building blocks implemented in nanoelectronics, to complex systems consisting of both software and hardware for demanding signal processing and control.
The group is based in the Department of Materials and studies the three main forms of sp2 carbon nanomaterials: Fullerenes, Nanotubes and Graphene. Their interest is in developing nanostructures with unique quantum properties that have potential in electronic, photonic, and spin-based technologies.
The Postgraduate Certificate in Nanotechnology is a unique online course which is taken part time. The course is ideally suited to people who are in full-time employment who seek to gain an academic qualification in the exciting field of nanotechnology. It is taken predominantly online, meaning that it is accessible to anyone in the world with Internet access.
The research interests of the Quantum Optoelectronics Group include: Time-resolved Spectroscopy of Nanostructures; Quantum Optics; Wide Bandgap Semiconductors; Quantum Hall effect; Near-field Optical Microscopy; Photonic Bandgap Materials; High Tc Superconductors.
CIGA's mission is making researches on ethical and social implications of nanotechnology; analysing the frameworks of legal regulation of new technologies and namely of nanotechnologies; promoting interdiciplinary exchanges on these topics; improving the public debate on implications of new technologies.
The research of the Fischer group at the University of Pennsylvania, Department of Materials Science and Engineering covers the novel nanomaterial systems such as carbon nanotube and semiconductor nanowires
The University of Pennsylvania's School of Engineering offers new Master of Science Degree program in Nanotechnology. The program has options for Nano Enabling Energy, Nano Enabling Medicine, Nanoelectronics and more.
The group's research lies at the interface of engineering, physics, material science, and biology with the main themes of nanophotonics and nanotechnology. Diffraction limit of light need be overcome in order for us to investigate the optical properties of matter on the nanoscale. Plasmonics, due to the interaction of light with conduction electrons in a metal nanoparticle, offers confinement of light on the nanometer scale along with the enhancement of local electric fields. These properties make plasmonics crucial for nanooptics.
The Krishna P. Singh Center for Nanotechnology integrates state-of-the-art nanocharacterization, nanofabrication, and property measurement facilities at the University of Pennsylvania. The Center houses several multi-user experimental laboratories critical to advanced research and development.
A certification in Nanoscale Science and Technology documents that a graduate student has mastered fundamental principles and practical implications in the core areas of the field. The certification program is open to all graduate students in good standing at Penn and is designed such that students in BE, CBE, ESE, MEAM, and MSE can accomplish this within their degree program, i.e. without extending the time to graduation.
The Institute of NanoScience and Engineering is an integrated, multidisciplinary organization that brings coherence to the University's research efforts and resources in the fields of nanoscale science and engineering.