The Photonics Laboratory at UCLA performs multi-disciplinary research and development in the fields of silicon photonics, microwave photonics, and biophotonics for biomedical and defense applications. The Lab has two complementary missions. The first is to solve critical problems faced by defense, commercial industries, and medicine through innovative approaches that enable revolutionary advances in devices or systems. The second and equally important mission is to produce creative and highly skilled scientists and engineers who will be the driving force for technological innovation in the 21st century.
Research in the group focuses around two intertwined goals. These are first, to create complex materials with nanoscale periodicity using self-organization, and second, to produce new physical properties because of that nanoscale architecture.
Vaults are components of cells that were first described in 1986. Because the particle is abundant in all cells of higher organisms and highly conserved throughout evolution, it is likely that the function of the vault is important to life. This website is designed for the educated non-scientist. It summarizes the present state of knowlege of this fascinating particle.
The Western Institute of Nanoelectronics (WIN), a National Institute of Excellence, has been organized to build on the best interdisciplinary talents in the field of nanoelectronics in the world. WIN's mission is to explore and develop advanced research devices, circuits and nanosystems with performance beyond conventional scaled CMOS.
UAB envisions the creation of a world-class interdisciplinary research and student training center focusing on the synthesis and characterization of nanoscale materials and structures with applicability and integration into the biomedical arena that will position the Center to be at the forefront of nanotechnologies and biomaterials for human health.
CNSE is the world's first college to offer comprehensive baccalaureate programs in Nanoscale Engineering and Nanoscale Science - groundbreaking educational and research curricula that will uniquely prepare students for growing scientific opportunities in the nanotechnology-enabled careers of the 21st century. Building on CNSE's pioneering graduate-level program - which was also a global first when it commenced in September 2004 - the bachelor's degree curriculum, features a cutting-edge, interdisciplinary, and truly innovative instructional portfolio centered on scholarly excellence that taps into CNSE's international academic leadership in nanoscale engineering and science.
This first-of-its-kind dual degree program provides pioneering education and training in both medicine and nanoscale science research, preparing a new generation of professionals for exciting 21st century careers as world-class research physicians in the emerging science and practice of nanomedicine.