Designed as a boundary organization at the interface of science and society, CNS-ASU provides an operational model for a new way to organize research through improved reflexiveness and social learning which can signal emerging problems, enable anticipatory governance, and, through improved contextual awareness, guide trajectories of NSE knowledge and innovation toward socially desirable outcomes, and away from undesirable ones.
The purpose of this program is to examine ethical challenges posed by emerging technologies, including nanotechnology, neurotechnology, biotechnology, robotics and advanced information and communication technology.
The main research interest of Prof. Ning's group is the study and development of nano-scale electronic and optoelectronic materials and devices. The research activities are focused on theory, modelling, simulation (TMS), semiconductor nanowires, and semiconductor nanophotonics.
The P.S.M. in nanoscience is a cohesive program of interdisciplinary courses that provide the knowledge base required for research and innovation in nanoscience. The program incorporates courses in physics, chemistry and biochemistry, materials science and electrical engineering.
Professor Nongjian Tao's group aims to discover fundamental properties of single molecules and nanostructured materials, invent new electronic and chem- and bio-sensor devices, and develop real-world applications.
This ASTM (originally known as the American Society for Testing and Materials) Committee addresses issues related to standards and guidance materials for nanotechnology & nanomaterials, as well as the coordination of existing ASTM standardization related to nanotechnology needs.
The Nanoelectronics Workforce Development Initiative, under the leadership of SEMATECH, ATDF, and Austin Community College, is leading the way toward developing a nanoelectronics workforce in Central Texas.
Primary goal of the center is to transfer the technology of validated theory and computational tools from the academic-based Center to the practitioners' development environment which is nanotechnology-based industry.
Nanoscale mineral particles -- nanoparticles -- are naturally formed and removed from the environment by numerous chemical and biological processes. The Center's mission is to uncover the numerous roles played by nanoparticles in geochemical and biogeochemical processes.