The group's efforts in drug delivery are aimed at exploiting the full therapeutic potential of traditional drug molecules with compromised biopharmaceutical properties. Equal efforts are also in place for better exploitation of antioxidants as first line therapeutics by adapting non-conventional delivery approaches. Overall, the core ideology is to be able to address unmet medical needs.
The focus of our research is to synthesize molecules whose ability to selectively recognize biomolecular targets is improved over that of unmodified biomolecules and to employ this capability to develop new functional entities. The molecular recognition phenomena of interest include the recognition of transition states, i.e. the generation of new biomimetic catalysts.
The MSc programme is designed to provide a fundamental understanding and practical experience of developing nanotechnology, nanomaterials and nanoelectronic devices. If you are looking to develop specialised practical experimental skills using state-of-the-art equipment and facilities, a research career, or the ability to evaluate the impact of nanotechnology on your technology, then this programme is for you. Participants with good industrial experience are also welcome on the course depending on their background.
Research primarily focus on the electrical and optical properties of pseudo one-dimensional conjugated systems including carbon nanotubes and electro active conjugated polymers, the structure property relationships in nano-structured organic composites, the directed and self-assembly of Nanostructures into functional macrostructures and more recently interfacing biological materials with synthetic inorganic and organic materials.
Research within the group can be broken largely into four themes; Nanotechnology (STM, FIB), Nanobiology, Carbon Based Electronics, Microwave Electronics and Devices and Large Area Electronics and Photonics.
The N&N degree will run as follows. From the start, you will see what effect the 'rules for the small world' have on the shape and reactivity of molecules, large and small, and on the behaviour of electrons.
Current research includes the production and growth of novel fullerene derivatives, optimising nanotube production using electrolysis, pyrolysis and laser vaporisation techniques. The dynamics of gas phase metal/carbon clusters and superconducting fullerides
The honours degree is a one-year, full-time program undertaken following the completion of the pass degree. The main component of the course is a research project conducted within one of the UTS research groups, or jointly with an external organisation. This prepares students in aspects of planning and executing a research program to address a specific scientific or technological problem.
The university's Institute for Nanoscale Technology has two major research programs, applying Nanotechnology to the areas of Biomedical Nano-materials and Devices and to Energy Efficient Nano-materials and Devices.
The group's mission is to develop novel semiconductor materials and devices to address a few issues facing today's semiconductor industry, and more generally, our society. Research focuses on semiconductor surfaces, interfaces, and thin films.
Nano-Bio-Physics is a new and interdisciplinary program being developed at UTA Physics department. The goal is to develop a strong research and education program among nanotechnology, biotechnology and Physics.
The Nanotechnology Research & Teaching Facility is an interdisciplinary resource open to scientists within and outside of the University. Research activities are conducted through mutually-beneficial associations of chemistry, electrical engineering, mechanical and aerospace engineering, materials science and physics faculty, graduate students and research assistants at UTA, as well as collaborative efforts with investigators at other universities and in the private sector.
Research activities in the lab are concerned with basic and applied processing-structure-property relationship with emphasis on nanotechnology and small-scale materials (nano materials, surface treatments and layers, thin films, coatings, materials for MEMS and NEMS and nano devices).
Research activities at the lab are concerned with basic and applied processing-structure-property relationship with emphasis on nanotechnology and small-scale materials (nano materials, surface treatments and layers, thin films, coatings, materials for MEMS and NEMS and nano devices).
The Center for Nano- and Molecular Science and Technology (CNM), founded in October 2000, is a multidisciplinary research center within the Texas Materials Institute (TMI). The Center's mission is to foster research, education, and outreach in nanotechnology at the University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin).
Students who have a strong background in any of the physical sciences or engineering disciplines are encouraged to apply to the Graduate Program in Materials Science and Engineering. MS&E students that select the Nanomaterials Thrust will take a sequence of courses from basic to advanced designed to train them in the fundamentals of materials science as well as critical skills in processing, characterization and applications of nanomaterials.
The group is exploring the growth and electronic properties of quantum confined systems, such as semiconductor nanowires and graphene, for novel high speed, low power electronic devices. They are interested in band engineered Ge-SiGe core-shell nanowires and field-effect transistors, spin transport in germanium nanowires, and the electronic properties of graphene bilayers.
Development of the Nanoscale Properties and Materials web site was initiated by Dr. Miguel Jose Yacaman of the Chemical Engineering Department at The University of Texas at Austin. The site is intended to be used primarily by undergraduate and graduate students in Chemical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, and related fields that deal with nanotechnology.
The Ruoff group is located in the department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Texas. Major interests are: Synthesis and properties of nanostructures including CNTs and graphene; Energy and the Environment; Preparation and properties of composites; Nanomanipulation and nanorobotics; Instrument development and technology transition; New tools and methods for the biomedical sciences.