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Research Highlights: 

The micro/nano engineering research group works on a wide spectrum of technological and scientific problems related to small-scale materials, devices, biological systems. The major research areas of the group include manufacturing, self-assembly, quantum mechanics simulation, and applications of nanomaterials; development of novel microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) for microfluidics, data storage, micro-optics, bio-sensory, medical diagnosis, atomic force microscopy (AFM), and energy harvesting; and fundamental studies of the single molecular level mechanics of DNA and protein molecules.

Researchers: 

Nikos Chronis

BioMEMS, Optical MEMS, Polymer MEMS

Neil Dasgupta

Atomic layer deposition, nanowires, energy conversion at the nanoscale

Jianping Fu

Micro/nanofluidics and BioMEMS/NEMS, ultra-sensitive single molecule biosensors; micro/nanosystems for engineering synthetic ex vivo stem cell microenvironments

Vikram Gavini

Materials modeling using electronic structure (quantum-mechanically informed) theories

Yogesh Gianchandani

MEMS, wireless sensors, micro-machining

L. Jay Guo

Nanophotonics, plasmonics, nanofabrication, resonator sensors

John Hart

Nanostructured materials, micro/nano manufacturing

Katsuo Kurabayashi

MEMS, thermal device engineering, biophotonics

Xiaogan Liang

Nanofabrication, Nanostructured Materials, and Nanoscale Devices

Allen Liu

Cellular engineering, bionanotechnology, and microfluidics

Wei Lu

Nanomechanics, advanced materials, nanostructure evolution

Edgar Meyhöfer

Bionanotechnology, cellular and molecular biomechanics

Kenn Oldham

MEMS, micro-robotics, optimal and robust control

Kevin Pipe

Thermoelectric devices, scanning probe microscopy, optoelectronics

Pramod Sangi Reddy

Nanoscale charge and energy transport, thermoelectric devices

Don Siegel

Atomic scale simulation of materials

Angela Violi

Multiscale simulations of nanoparticles