Micro/Nano Engineering


The micro/nano engineering research group works on a wide spectrum of technological and scientific problems related to small-scale materials, devices and biological systems. 


  • Nano Manufacturing
  • Self-assembly
  • Quantum mechanics simulation
  • Applications of nanomaterials
  • Development of novel microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) for microfluidics
  • Data storage
  • Micro-optics
  • Bio-sensory, medical diagnosis
  • Atomic force microscopy (AFM)
  • Energy harvesting
  • Fundamental studies of the single molecular level mechanics of DNA and protein molecules

Recent News

Two graduate students develop a new calorimeter tool that increases the measurement sensitivity of metabolic heat output ten-fold.

ME Professors Edgar Meyhofer and Pramod Reddy have shown for the first time how a nanoscale thermal switch can be built by employing nanoscale effects that arise when heat is transferred between a hot and cold nanoscale-thick membrane via thermal radiation.

Work with radiative thermal transport at nanoscale level lands Dakotah Thompson a ProQuest Dissertation Award.

Preparing for the future by doing the research now, ME researchers have matched a world record.

Sixty early-career engineers were chosen to participate in NAE's symposium to discuss leading-edge research.

Mechanical engineers find another way to break Planck's law at the nanoscale.