The Converging Technologies Bar Association is the first professional association in the world dedicated to addressing the multi-faceted impact of converging technologies. With its collective focus on nanotechnology, biotechnology, information technology, cognitive science, neuroscience, and other related sciences and technologies, the CTBA provides a rich forum for bringing clarity and focus to the legal, ethical, and societal issues generated by the convergence of these provinces.
Established as one of 6 interdisciplinary Nanoscale Science and Engineering Centers to address the existing challenges and opportunities that are to be found in nanotechnology research and development.
The group investigates the physics and applications of nanoscale photonic structures. In particular, they are interested in light confining structures that can slow down, trap, enhance and manipulate light. Photonic structures can enhance light-matter interactions by orders of magnitude.The applications of the devices that the group designs, fabricates and demonstrates are numerous: on-chip light modulation (optically and electro-optically) and detection, networks on-chip, nonlinear phenomena, multi-material devices and platforms, microfluidics, basic physics, etc.
The group of Prof. Carl A. Batt is engaged in basic and applied research in a wide range of topics. One area of focus in on the use of protein engineering / expression techniques for developing recombinant anti-cancer therapeutics. Another active area of research involves the design and engineering of portable sensor devices using leading-edge micro- and nanofabrication methods. The third major area of investigation in our lab explores how biomaterials may be used to develop novel methodologies for creating advanced microfluidic systems and nanostructured arrays for bioanalytical applications.
The Craighead research group at Cornell focuses on creating nanoscale devices using established and newly-developed techniques. A major motivation is to develop methods to pattern, sort, and analyze biological materials.
The McEuen Group runs the Laboratory of Atomic and Solid State Physics at Cornell. Reaerch focus is on proberties of carbon nanotubes, SPM of nanostructures, single molecule electronics and applications of nanoelectronics in chemistry and biology
The Muller group is the research group of Prof. David A. Muller, a faculty member of the Applied and Engineering Physics department of Cornell University. The group's research typically centres around the investigation of the underlying physics of functional nanostructures, primarily by the application of advanced microscopic and spectroscopic techniques.
Nanobiotechnology is an emerging area of scientific and technological opportunity. It applies the tools and processes of nano/microfabrication to build devices for studying biosystems. Researchers also learn from biology how to create better micro-nanoscale devices. The Nanobiotechnology Center (NBTC), a National Science Foundation, Science and Technology Center is characterized by its highly interdisciplinary nature and features a close collaboration between life scientists, physical scientists, and engineers
This program prepares students for careers in the nanobiotech, nanomaterials and nanoelectronics industries. Offered through a partnership with the University of Minnesota, the program gives graduates the skills and knowledge to land jobs in companies and corporations applying nanotechnology to product development, testing, research and development, and manufacturing design.
The Norris Cotton Cancer Center, in conjunction with Dartmouth College and Thayer School of Engineering, has a community of scientists, clinicians, and engineers, focused on the enormous potential of nanotechnology for improving cancer diagnostics and therapy. The group pulls together these diverse communities for educational and research purposes.
CNR@D, is an interdisciplinary grouping of faculty and students studying the processing and properties of materials. Research focuses on nanoparticles, and nanocrystalline and nanocomposite materials both in the form of thin films and as bulk materials, with a substantial emphasis on magnetic materials.
DARPA is the central research and development organization for the Department of Defense. It manages and directs selected basic and applied research and development projects for DoD, and pursues research and technology where risk and payoff are both very high and where success may provide dramatic advances for traditional military roles and missions. DARPA manages a number of nanotechnology projects.
The BioNanoTechnology research at the School of Biomedical Engineering, Science, and Health Systems at Drexel University (Drexel BIOMED) is focused on bioinformatics, biosensing, bioimaging, tissue engineering, drug delivery, and neuroengineering, which are the main research thrusts of the school.