Micro/Nano Engineering

Research

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. 

Specialties

  • 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

Faculty Recognition Awards are intended for faculty early in their careers who have demonstrated substantive contributions to the university through achievements in scholarly research or creative endeavors; excellence as a teacher, adviser and mentor; and distinguished participation in service activities of the university.

Assistant Professor Allen Liu was featured in an article in The Scientist titled "The Mechanobiology Garage: New tools for investigating how physical forces affect cells."

The research focused on metallic glass, a novel material system with significantly different properties from traditional metal.

ME Associate Professor Nikos Chronis' work focuses on micro and nano electro-mechanical systems (MEMS/NEMS) and microfluidics technologies to address both fundamental questions in neuroscience and clinical needs in the medical field.

Her paper is titled "An Approximate Model of the Dynamics of the Bacteriophages T4 Injection Machinery"

ME Associate Professor Jianping Fu's research has been selected for the cover story of the 2016 May 11 issue of Advanced Healthcare Materials and the 2016 May 4 issue of Small