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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 NSRG is a conglomoration of various groups studying nanoscale science primarily associated with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
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 Computational Nanoscience Group at Nottingham, headed by Dr. Elena Bichoutskaia, is a home to theoretical and computational scientists who are interested in nanoscale phenomena. The group works on the development of modelling approaches to a wide range of problems in condensed matter and materials science. Focus of their current research is on the behaviour, properties and manipulation of carbon nanomaterials and low dimensional systems.
The degree follows the same syllabus as the BSc Physics programme with an introduction to nanoscience and other cutting-edge research provided by the Frontiers in Physics module. In year two you will again pursue the same core as for the BSc Physics course but will also take the Force and Function at the Nanoscale, and Molecular Bio- and Nanophysics modules (which replace two of the optional modules of the core course).
The group's research focuses on chemistry of carbon nanotubes and fullerenes and development of applications for these materials. Directed assembly of functional networks from nanoscopic building blocks (nanotubes, nanoparticles, macromolecules) is at the center of the experimental activities.
'Bottom up' approaches to nanotechnology, scanning probe microscopes, properties of fullerenes and derivatives.
The Centre is the hub for the University of Nottingham's Nanoscience postgraduate Masters programme.
The degree follows the same syllabus as the BSc Physics programme with an introduction to nanoscience and other cutting-edge research provided by the Frontiers in Physics module. In year two you will again pursue the same core as for the BSc Physics course but will also take the Force and Function at the Nanoscale, and Molecular Bio- and Nanophysics modules (which replace two of the optional modules of the core course).
This innovative taught, 1-year fulltime higher degree course aims to train a new generation of scientists and engineers in the emerging field of Nanoscience.
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.
This is a multidisciplinary programme at the interface between physics and chemistry. The main focus is on advanced materials, energy, and nanotechnology, but the programme also provides a solid foundation in physics and chemistry. Even though specific courses in physics, chemistry, mathematics, nanotechnology, and computer science are compulsory, there is room for a range of optional courses that you can integrate into the degree.
The master's programme Nanoelectronics and Robotics will provide you with the necessary knowledge and skills to develop application specific data and electronic systems from basic building blocks implemented in nanoelectronics, to complex systems consisting of both software and hardware for demanding signal processing and control.
The center is responsible for the university's strategic programme on functional materials (FUNMAT), and the activities at the Micro- and Nanotechnology laboratory (MINA-lab).
Current research topics include Chemical and Physical Properties of Colloidal or Nanoscale Metals; Hydrogen Storage in Solids; Transparent Conducting Metals; Thin Film Materials.
The group is based in the Department of Materials and studies the three main forms of sp2 carbon nanomaterials: Fullerenes, Nanotubes and Graphene. Their interest is in developing nanostructures with unique quantum properties that have potential in electronic, photonic, and spin-based technologies.
The group focuses on the optical and electronic properties of solid state nanostructures for applications such as optoelectronics devices, quantum information processing and photovoltaics.
The Postgraduate Certificate in Nanotechnology is a unique online course which is taken part time. The course is ideally suited to people who are in full-time employment who seek to gain an academic qualification in the exciting field of nanotechnology. It is taken predominantly online, meaning that it is accessible to anyone in the world with Internet access.
The research interests of the Quantum Optoelectronics Group include: Time-resolved Spectroscopy of Nanostructures; Quantum Optics; Wide Bandgap Semiconductors; Quantum Hall effect; Near-field Optical Microscopy; Photonic Bandgap Materials; High Tc Superconductors.
CIGA's mission is making researches on ethical and social implications of nanotechnology; analysing the frameworks of legal regulation of new technologies and namely of nanotechnologies; promoting interdiciplinary exchanges on these topics; improving the public debate on implications of new technologies.
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 center addresses fundamental principles of molecular function at interfaces and consequences to society.
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.
 
 
 
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