The general goal of the Molecular & Electronic Nanostructures (M&ENS) Research Initiative at the Beckman Institute is to develop a fundamental understanding of chemical and physical processes involving structures on the nanometer scale.
The Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering at the University of Illinois offers a degree program, the MSME with Certification in Micro and Nano Systems Engineering. The program is designed to serve students seeking a post-graduate degree and enhanced preparation for a career in the rapidly growing fields of nanotechnology and nanomanufacturing, and more specifically within the sub-discipline of micro-and nano-scale systems engineering.
The group of Prof William King designs, fabricates, and uses tools for thermal and thermomechanical processing at micrometer and nanometer length scales. Their research involves the use of atomic force microscopy (AFM) and nanoimprint lithography for thermal and thermomechanical modification of surfaces.