The Center for Spintronic Materials, Interfaces, and Novel Architectures (C-SPIN) is a multi-university research center that will bring together top researchers from across the nation to develop technologies for spin-based computing and memory systems. Unlike today's computers, which function on the basis of electrical charges moving across wires, the emerging spin-based computing systems will process and store information through spin, a fundamental property of electrons. Spin-based logic and memory have the potential to create computers that are smaller, faster and more energy-efficient than conventional charge-based systems. Research conducted by C-SPIN will also have an impact beyond the world of computer science through advances in materials science, chemistry, circuit design, nanotechnology, and many other fields.
An interdisciplinary facility that supports faculty and industrial research within the Institute of Technology to support education, research and industrial collaboration in microelectronics and other related research involving nanofabrication.
The University of Missouri - International Institute of Nano and Molecular Medicine is a campus wide research center dedicated to the discovery and application of fundamental and translational medical science based upon previously unexplored chemistry combined with nanotechnology and the biosciences.
NCMN is concerned with atomic manipulation, properties affected by nanoscale dimensions, self-assembly, ordered nanoarrays, quantum dots and wires, nano-electronics, quantum computing, nanomechanics, nano-optics, molecular design, nanoelectromechanical systems, and nanobiological function and life sciences.
The group carries out state of art research in the field of nanotechnology using lasers. They aim to develop novel techniques using lasers for various applications including surface cleaning, nanoimprinting, nano-manufacturing, building photonic devices, nano-Raman and Coherent Anti-Stokes Raman Scattering (CARS) microscopy.
Professor Saraf's group studies electronic and optical phenomena in mesoscales systems to design and synthesize self-assembled (nanoscale) materials and structures for applications in molecular medicine and electronics.
The group's research is focusing on Energy Absorbing Nano-Composite Materials (primarily for Structural Applications such as Damping/Vibration, Noise or Impact); Multifunctional Nano-Composites utilizing nanotubes, nanowires, nanoparticles or nano-architectures; Bio-Inspired Nanostructured Material Systems (artificial skins or sensors & actuators); and Renewable Energy Systems
The CHN is focused on developing tools and processes that will enable high-rate/high-volume bottom-up, precise, parallel assembly of nanoelements (such as carbon nanotubes, nanoparticles, etc.) and polymer nanostructures.