NCMN is concerned with atomic manipulation, properties affected by nanoscale dimensions, self-assembly, ordered nanoarrays, quantum dots and wires, nano-electronics, quantum computing, nanomechanics, nano-optics, molecular design, nanoelectromechanical systems, and nanobiological function and life sciences.
The Center for Electro-Optics and Functionalized Surfaces (CEFS) is a unique comprehensive research center whose faculty, Postdocs, graduate, and undergraduate students work on problems related to light/matter interactions, as well as the functionalization of surfaces for a range of applications
The group carries out state of art research in the field of nanotechnology using lasers. They aim to develop novel techniques using lasers for various applications including surface cleaning, nanoimprinting, nano-manufacturing, building photonic devices, nano-Raman and Coherent Anti-Stokes Raman Scattering (CARS) microscopy.
Professor Saraf's group studies electronic and optical phenomena in mesoscales systems to design and synthesize self-assembled (nanoscale) materials and structures for applications in molecular medicine and electronics.
The group's research is focusing on Energy Absorbing Nano-Composite Materials (primarily for Structural Applications such as Damping/Vibration, Noise or Impact); Multifunctional Nano-Composites utilizing nanotubes, nanowires, nanoparticles or nano-architectures; Bio-Inspired Nanostructured Material Systems (artificial skins or sensors & actuators); and Renewable Energy Systems
The CHN is focused on developing tools and processes that will enable high-rate/high-volume bottom-up, precise, parallel assembly of nanoelements (such as carbon nanotubes, nanoparticles, etc.) and polymer nanostructures.