A nanotechnology research program 'Nanorobotics - technologies for simultaneous multidimensional imaging and manipulation of nanoobjects' has been established by a large grant from the RCUK Basic Technology research program. The program is a collaboration between 3 University of Sheffield departments (Engineering Materials, Electrical and Electronic Engineering & Clinical Dentistry), together with researchers at Sheffield Hallam University and the University of Nottingham.
The research mission of the institute is to explore how chemical processes work on a microscopic scale, to develop novel methods and systems for micro and nanochemistry, and to apply this knowledge to develop novel intelligent microsystem devices, e.g. for lab-on-chip technology.
The master's degree is the first step into graduate education. To enroll in a master's degree program, you'll need to have earned an undergraduate degree in a comparable field. All physics undergraduates who have completed their 3rd year of studies can enroll on this 4-term course after which they will receive Master degrees at both Polish and French Universities. The 2-year programme is available for individual students as well as groups.
The institute conducts research on minerals and materials, and the underlying theme is particle and material interfaces including: interparticle forces and adhesion, wetting and particle adsorption, nanotechnology and nanolubrication, biotechnology, bio and polymer interfaces, composite materials, surface modification and coatings, surface engineering, molecular modelling.
The group's overall research objective focuses on the development of hierarchically structured nanomaterials to study cell-cell interactions and the cooperative response of cells to extracellular matrixes.
The NNRC is a university-wide user fabrication and metrology center providing state-of-the-art equipment, professional support personnel and infrastructure to enable multidisciplinary research in nanomaterials and nanomanufacturing methods related to fundamental materials science, sensors, actuators, electronics, bio-systems, medical products, optics and integrated nanoscale systems.
Areas of research include: Nanotechnology and Nanoelectronics, Nanophotonics (photonic crystals and integrated photonics), Quantum Technology and electronic devices, Micro and Nanoelectromechanical Systems (MEMS, microsensors and actuators), Bioelectronics and Lab on a Chip (Microfluidics and Nanofluidics), RF system design (ARTIC).
The Madhukar Group's research has revolved around electronic response (electrical and optical) of synthesized materials and structures in reduced (two, one, and zero) dimensions and their potential use in electronic and optoelectronic devices for information sensing, processing, imaging and computing technologies. The emphasis for some time has been on three dimensionally confined (i.e. zero dimensional) nanostructures called quantum dots and the scope in recent years has expanded to include biochemical materials (peptides, proteins) and hybrid semiconductor-biomolecular nanostructures for biomedical applications, particularly neural prostheses.
Nanobioscience is a scientific discipline where techniques on a nano-scale are used to understand and utilise the construction of nature and the molecular principles and structures which are the cornerstones of all biology. The purpose of Nanobioscience is for instance to use biological molecules for constructing functional nano-materials with a long list of groundbreaking uses.
The Nano site serves all activities around nanoscience, nanotechnology and nanobusiness at the University of Southern Denmark. It is separated into two platforms: NanoBIC for activities related to nanobioscience and Nanotek related to nanotechnology.
The mission of NanoSYD is to establish nanotechnology in the region of Southern Denmark around new and existing focus areas and niche competences and to bridge basic science and technology along micro- and nanotechnologies.
The vision of BioNEC is to revolutionize bottom-up nanoscale engineering by integrating state-of-the-art lipid-, peptide- and carbohydrate chemistry with nucleic acid based self-assembly. The group will design and synthesize building blocks for controlled assembly of unique and functional nanostructures in solution and on surfaces. Within BioNEC, the assembled nanostructures will be explored to solve concrete scientific challenges relating to synthetic chemistry and biological recognition processes.
The group's efforts in drug delivery are aimed at exploiting the full therapeutic potential of traditional drug molecules with compromised biopharmaceutical properties. Equal efforts are also in place for better exploitation of antioxidants as first line therapeutics by adapting non-conventional delivery approaches. Overall, the core ideology is to be able to address unmet medical needs.
The focus of our research is to synthesize molecules whose ability to selectively recognize biomolecular targets is improved over that of unmodified biomolecules and to employ this capability to develop new functional entities. The molecular recognition phenomena of interest include the recognition of transition states, i.e. the generation of new biomimetic catalysts.
The MSc programme is designed to provide a fundamental understanding and practical experience of developing nanotechnology, nanomaterials and nanoelectronic devices. If you are looking to develop specialised practical experimental skills using state-of-the-art equipment and facilities, a research career, or the ability to evaluate the impact of nanotechnology on your technology, then this programme is for you. Participants with good industrial experience are also welcome on the course depending on their background.
Research primarily focus on the electrical and optical properties of pseudo one-dimensional conjugated systems including carbon nanotubes and electro active conjugated polymers, the structure property relationships in nano-structured organic composites, the directed and self-assembly of Nanostructures into functional macrostructures and more recently interfacing biological materials with synthetic inorganic and organic materials.