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.
CHTM's mission is one of research and education at the boundaries of two disciplines. The first, optoelectonics, unites optics and electronics, and is found in CHTM's emphasis on semiconductor laser sources, optical modulators, detectors and optical fibers. The second, microelectronics, applies semiconductor technology to the fabrication of electronic and optoelectronic devices for information and control applications.
This exciting program bridges the distinct properties of the nanoscale to microsystem functionality. The integrated academic and research activities highlight our capabilities and unique breadth in materials synthesis and self-assembly, nanolithography, interrogative platforms, and functional micro/macrosystems.