The center's mission is to pursue an integrated science and engineering program by utilizing emerging carbon nanotechnology to develop new materials, devices and systems. One of their unique strengths is applying advanced synthetic methods to the development of advanced carbon nanomaterials with well-defined, multidimensional structures for multifunctional applications, including electrochemical energy conversion and storage.
The CCNE's goal is goal is to develop and validate nanotechnology so that one will eventually be able to predict which patients will likely respond to a specific anti-cancer therapy and to monitor their response to therapy.
The Center has been established to define the basic chemical and physical principles used by molecular chaperones in the folding of proteins through a variety of interdisciplinary approaches. The goal is to engineer protein machines that can assist in the folding of any protein of interest, as well as develop strategies to alleviative or prevent protein misfolding associated with a number of human diseases.
The goal of COINS is to develop and integrate cutting-edge nanotechnologies into a versatile platform with various ultra-sensitive, ultra-selective, self-powering, mobile, wirelessly communicating detection applications.
Your program will include three semesters at CVTC, where you'll have a rare opportunity to work with state-of-the-art equipment in specially designed facilities, such as the atomic force and scanning electron microscopes and Class 100 cleanroom. Your fourth semester will be a capstone experience at CVTC and another area institution. You'll also complete an internship to gain workplace experience.
Research focus includes the construction of nanostructured organic materials for bionanotechnology applications, understanding growth mechanisms of nanostructures and designing new structures and multifunctional organic-inorganic hybrid materials such as gel-nanoparticles and liquid crystal nanoparticles.