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.
The recent breakthroughs in the DeSimone laboratories using specifically-designed materials for imprint lithography have enabled an extremely versatile and flexible method for the direct fabrication and harvesting of monodisperse, shape-specific nano-biomaterials.
The Ph.D. in Nanoscale Science at UNC Charlotte is an interdisciplinary program that addresses the development, manipulation, and use of materials and devices on the scale of roughly 1-100 nanometers in length, and the study of phenomena that occur on this size scale. The program prepares students to become scholarly, practicing scientists who possess the critical thinking, methodological, and communication skills required to advance and disseminate knowledge of fundamental and applied nanoscale science.
The Center for Nano Science and Technology explores new device concepts and associated architectures that are enabled by novel phenomena on the nanometer scale. It catalyzes multidisciplinary research and education in nanoelectronics, molecular electronics, nano-bio and bio-fluidic microstructures, circuits, and architectures. It facilitates collaborations between participating faculty from the departments of electrical engineering, computer science and engineering, chemical engineering, chemistry and biochemistry, and physics.
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.
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.
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.