The mission is to establish an Institute for the development of nanomaterials and nanotechnologies that have multiple applications and product potentials in partnership with industry, and other educational and research institutions.
At the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), the School of Science and the School of Engineering jointly offer Nano Science and Nano Technology Postgraduate Programs that integrate different disciplines in both science and engineering. The School of Science offers MPhil and PhD Program in Nano Science and Technology (NSNT) and the School of Engineering offers Nanotechnology Concentration.
Main research interests include soft condensed matter physics, electrorheological and magnetorheological fluids, field-induced pattern and structure transitions, micro- and nano-fluidic controlling, microsphere and nanoparticle fabrications, thin film physics, band gap materials, metamaterials and nonlinear optical materials.
The HNF is an established centralized user facility containing over $10M of micro- and nano fabrication and characterization equipment, accessible by external and internal academic, government and industrial users.
The Organophotonics Research Group has three separate nanotechnology projects at the moment. They involve composite structures of II-IV semiconductor nanocrystals or nanotubes in organic polymer matrices for electroluminescent displays or photovoltaic cells.
Combining interdisciplinary teaching with cutting edge research, this flagship course will train the next generation of nanotechnologists. The course is associated with the London Centre for Nanotechnology, a joint venture between Imperial College London and UCL, allowing a wider choice of collaborative opportunities.
The main research topics are: Nanomagnetic Logic Devices; Nanoscale Hall-probe Devices; Technology for Preventing Forgery; Smart Nanoparticles for Targeted Cancer Treatment; Fundamental Properties of Nanoscale Magnetism.
The present research of the group of Prof. Kreuter on nanoparticles focusses on five aspects: Development of nanoparticles made of other polymers (polylactic acid and new polyacrylic acid derivatives for the preparation of surface-functionalized nanoparticles); Investigation of nanoparticles as carriers for antiviral drugs for the treatment of AIDS; Targeting of drugs to the brain; Peroral application; Use of nanoparticles as carriers for oligonucleotides.
The Department, the first of its kind in Iran, was set up in March 2003 in a brand new building to concentrate the research on all aspects of computational nano-science, and to help promote the fields of nano-science and nano-technology across the country.
The CREST Nanotoxicity Center that consists of an interdisciplinary group of researchers from Chemistry, Physics, Biology and Engineering performs comprehensive investigations of nanomaterials that will strengthen the research infrastructure of Jackson State University. The research projects include different aspects of the development and production of nanomaterials and investigations of their toxicity.
NANOFUN applies fundamental theoretical and molecular knowledge to the development of functional materials and nanostructures, and ultimately, actual applications, new devices and improved products. This includes areas like photovoltaics, hydrogen storage, fuel cells, batteries, photocatalytic conversion of carbon dioxide, nanoelectronics for computers, and sensors.
You will receive 1.5 years of thorough training in Nanoscience, functional materials and peripheral subjects, through courses, labs and seminars: theory, preparation, characterisation and application of nanosystems in physics, chemistry, life sciences and engineering. After finishing your course work, you will do your thesis with one of the faculty member of the graduate program.
Phase 2 of this program is a PhD thesis under the supervision of one of the faculty members of the graduate program, which provides independent in-depth research experience while teaching problem-solving skills. Eligibility for Phase 2 is only available to those graduate students with sufficient grades on their MSc qualifying exam.
Nanotechnology research activities at the Institute of Physics are concentrated on topics related to design, fabrication, characterisation, and properties of nano-size materials and structures, with particular focus on scanning probe methods.