A one-stop research and practical applications center targeted at outside organizations. Current research and personnel development includes five Project Reseach Institutes at the Nanotechnology Research Center, consisting of Class 100 clean rooms and chemical labs. This Center provides state-of-the-art nanoprocessing equipment as well as measuring and evaluation instruments.
In 2005, the National Cancer Institute (NCI) recognized Washington University School of Medicine's contribution to nanomedicine with a five-year, $16 million grant to establish the Siteman Center of Cancer Nanotechnology Excellence (SCCNE). It is one of eight such centers funded by the NCI in the United States.
The lab's research interests are focused at the intersection organic and plasmonic nanomaterials. They aim at rational integration of organic (polymeric, biological) materials and plasmonic nanostructures to realize multifunctional materials. Organic materials with responsive and self-assembling properties combined with functional plasmonic nanostructures that exhibit unique optical properties forms a powerful materials platform for a wide variety of applications including plasmonic photovoltaics, chemical and biological sensors, adaptive materials, non- or minimally-invasive bioimging and therapy.
Ivan Avrutsky's group designs, fabricates, tests, and simulates optoelectronic devices employing waveguide gratings and nanostructured materials. They study physics of light interaction with such objects. Practical applications are mostly in the areas of optical communication and optical sensors.
The Functional Nanomaterials and Electrochemistry group, under the leadership of Prof. Israel Rubinstein, focuses its research in the general area of nanochemistry, namely the preparation, study and applications of novel architectures controlled on the nanometer scale.
The group is interested in developing new molecular and nanoscale approaches to both understanding chemical and physical properties of materials (inorganic, organic and biological) as well as to the production and assembly of new materials and devices exhibiting interesting phenomena and useful applications. Their research emphasizes the role of intermolecular forces in chemistry, as the basis for both molecular recognition and molecular assembly.
The group of Dan Oron is concerned with nonlinear optical properties of plasmonic nanostructures, dynamics of multiply excited multicomponent semiconductor quantum dots, development of far-field sub-diffraction-limited imaging techniques, and nanoparticle-based nonlinear microscopy techniques.
The group is investigating chemical and physical properties of matter at the nanoscale. They are particularly interested in new approaches to the synthesis of nanocrystals: self-assembly of nanoparticles; organic nanostructures; supramolecular chemistry; chemical reactivity in confined spaces; molecular switches; and stimuli-responsive materials.
The acquisition of the Large Chamber Scanning Electron Microscope (LC-SEM) has positioned WKU as the only university in North America with an instrument of this type. As envisioned, the NOVA Center will be a national focal point for nondestructive measurements and is crosscutting in the five priority research areas of the Commonwealth's New Economy Strategy. In particular, Materials and Advanced Manufacturing will be significantly impacted as a result of the Centers founding.
In BEI's seven multidisciplinary centers, scientists, engineers, and clinicians address important research challenges in several major areas of medical technology and healthcare, including bioprocessing, imaging, nanotechnology, remote diagnostics and treatment, sensing, and water quality.
Current research and education carried out in this laboratory focus upon the experimental and conceptual study of nanoscaled materials fabricated by Non-lithography process assisted with anodized aluminum oxide (AAO) template.
This research group studies condensed matter systems, often in the solid state, using first principles or ab initio methods. Topics include properties of nanostructures, especially nanowires and nanotubes.
The Mark A. Reed Group at Yale University focuses on research in semiconductor nanowires and devices, quantum electron devices, transport phenomena in semiconductor heterojunction and nanostructured systems, reduced dimensionality effects, resonant tunneling transistors and circuits, novel heterojunction devices, molecular electronics, MEMS, bioMEMS, and nanotechnology.
Quantronics Laboratory (Qlab) explores the world of mesoscopic electronics. Using superconducting electrical circuits and microwave measurement techniques, the group coaxes typically classical degrees of freedom like currents and voltages into quantum mechanical behavior. The present focus is on applications to Quantum Computation.
The research of the lab interfaces with condensed matter physics, materials science, and biophysics. Current research projects involve the development of synthesis and crystal growth of novel carbon materials such as carbon nanotubes and fullerenes.
The focus of the Center of Functional Materials and Nanotechnology are the modification and analysis of surfaces and the development of applications in the following areas of chemistry and biology: Functional- and biomaterials; Nanotechnology; Surface analysis; Filtration technology in industrial chemistry.