The Columbia University Nanocenter's goal is to establish new paradigms for information processing using the characteristics of electron transport unique to nanoscale molecular structures. Founded in 2001, the Nanocenter draws upon years of experience in chemical synthesis to design molecular structures with carefully crafted properties.
Established as one of 6 interdisciplinary Nanoscale Science and Engineering Centers to address the existing challenges and opportunities that are to be found in nanotechnology research and development.
The group investigates the physics and applications of nanoscale photonic structures. In particular, they are interested in light confining structures that can slow down, trap, enhance and manipulate light. Photonic structures can enhance light-matter interactions by orders of magnitude.The applications of the devices that the group designs, fabricates and demonstrates are numerous: on-chip light modulation (optically and electro-optically) and detection, networks on-chip, nonlinear phenomena, multi-material devices and platforms, microfluidics, basic physics, etc.
The group of Prof. Carl A. Batt is engaged in basic and applied research in a wide range of topics. One area of focus in on the use of protein engineering / expression techniques for developing recombinant anti-cancer therapeutics. Another active area of research involves the design and engineering of portable sensor devices using leading-edge micro- and nanofabrication methods. The third major area of investigation in our lab explores how biomaterials may be used to develop novel methodologies for creating advanced microfluidic systems and nanostructured arrays for bioanalytical applications.
The Craighead research group at Cornell focuses on creating nanoscale devices using established and newly-developed techniques. A major motivation is to develop methods to pattern, sort, and analyze biological materials.
The McEuen Group runs the Laboratory of Atomic and Solid State Physics at Cornell. Reaerch focus is on proberties of carbon nanotubes, SPM of nanostructures, single molecule electronics and applications of nanoelectronics in chemistry and biology
The Muller group is the research group of Prof. David A. Muller, a faculty member of the Applied and Engineering Physics department of Cornell University. The group's research typically centres around the investigation of the underlying physics of functional nanostructures, primarily by the application of advanced microscopic and spectroscopic techniques.
Nanobiotechnology is an emerging area of scientific and technological opportunity. It applies the tools and processes of nano/microfabrication to build devices for studying biosystems. Researchers also learn from biology how to create better micro-nanoscale devices. The Nanobiotechnology Center (NBTC), a National Science Foundation, Science and Technology Center is characterized by its highly interdisciplinary nature and features a close collaboration between life scientists, physical scientists, and engineers