The group is active in the following areas of research: Research at the interface between biology and electrical engineering; Engineered Self-assembly; Nanotechnology (design and fabrication of nano-scale electronic, photonic, and mechanical devices; investigation of novel nano-scale phenomena for device design in the nano-scale); MEMS
The lab interested in developing 'smart' biomaterials that mimic the complex signaling environments of natural tissue development. Particular emphasis is placed on temporal and spatial control over growth factor activity, gene transfer, and mechanical stimulation. Includes research on nanostructured materials.
The Center for NanoTechnology is an interdisciplinary research center of the College of Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The Center was established in 1984 to make use of the electron storage ring, Aladdin, commissioned by the Synchrotron Radiation Center.
Current research areas include (1) relationship among morphology, size, reactivity and stability of nano-crystals; (2) nanoporous structures and pore surface properties in geological systems; (3) geochemical reactions (with focus on sorption, desorption, precipitation, dissolution, and replacement reactions) in the nanoporous environments; and (4) self-assembled nano-structures in the earth systems.
The National Science Foundation established the Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center at the University of Wisconsin - Madison to explore the self-assembly of complex materials and building blocks at the nanoscale and develop the means of communicating advances in nanotechnology to the public.
Soft Materials Laboratory is a multidisciplinary research team dedicated to understanding bionanomaterials, living polymerization, carbon recovery, polyionics, and molecular energy systems; the soft condensed matter province of physical and life sciences.