Research focus includes the construction of nanostructured organic materials for bionanotechnology applications, understanding growth mechanisms of nanostructures and designing new structures and multifunctional organic-inorganic hybrid materials such as gel-nanoparticles and liquid crystal nanoparticles.
The main objective of this program has been the exploration of coherent quantum mechanical processes in novel solid-state semiconductor information processing devices, with components of atomic dimensions: quantum computers, spintronic devices, and nanometer-scale computer logic gates.
Nanostructured materials group is an interdisciplinary research team focused on the study and fabrication of synthetic 'smart' materials and biomaterials on a nanoscale and the scale of single molecules. Stimuli-responsive materials for biomedical applications, sensors, molecular electronics, microactuators, microfluidic devices, lipid bilayers, membranes, textiles, super-hydrophobic coatings, and responsive dispersions are of group's special interest.
MRSEC is an interdisciplinary team of university, industrial, and national laboratory scientists and engineers working together to develop and examine new types of nanocrystals and ways of assembling them into thin films.
The Columbia University Nanocenter's goal is to establish new paradigms for information processing using the characteristics of electron transport unique to nanoscale molecular structures. Founded in 2001, the Nanocenter draws upon years of experience in chemical synthesis to design molecular structures with carefully crafted properties.
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.