The Penn State BioNEMS group, led by Prof. Tony Jun Huang, is a multidisciplinary research team that explores nanoscience and nanotechnology at the interface of physics, materials, engineering and biology (Fig.1). Their mission is to 1) understand the physical laws that govern material properties as they scale from molecular to nano to micro to meso to macro, 2) explore hierarchical nanomanufacturing techniques for the generation of micro/nano structures with controllable molecular architectures and functionality, and 3) develop micro/nano devices to benefit medical diagnosis, treatment, and prevention.
The mission of the Center for Two Dimensional and Layered Materials is to conduct leading international and multidisciplinary research on 2D layered materials aiming at finding new phenomena and applications, that could be transformed into high impact products. The center offers a unique, vertically integrated research education to graduate and undergraduate students, with extremely valuable components including state-of-the-art infrastructure, and research environment.
The Mallouk group at PennState takes a building block or 'Lego' approach to the synthesis of interesting inorganic materials from the bottom up. Some of this research is very fundamental in nature and is designed to learn the rules of assembly of objects on the nanometer and micron length scales.
The Nanotechnology minor is designed to help prepare students from diverse disciplines for careers in a broad range of industries innovating with nanotechnology. The minor builds on the singular strengths of Penn State's nanofabrication facilities including its class 1 and class 10 clean rooms, its faculty, and existing academic programs. The minor provides students with fundamental knowledge and skills in simulation, design, modeling, syntheses, characterization, properties, processing, manufacturing, and applications at the nano scale.
The research of the Fischer group at the University of Pennsylvania, Department of Materials Science and Engineering covers the novel nanomaterial systems such as carbon nanotube and semiconductor nanowires
The University of Pennsylvania's School of Engineering offers new Master of Science Degree program in Nanotechnology. The program has options for Nano Enabling Energy, Nano Enabling Medicine, Nanoelectronics and more.