Microsystems and Nanodevices

Engineers working at nanoscale take emerging breakthroughs in materials science, chemistry, and physics, and turn them into practical applications for new on-chip functionality or improved performance of devices and materials. The microsystems and nanodevices research landscape at our university spans a diverse spectrum of nanotechnology applications, including nanomaterial engineering, nano- and micro-electromechanical systems (NEMS and MEMS), lab-on-chip devices, photonics, and photovoltaics.

Our strength in this field is grounded in state-of-the-art fabrication and characterization facilities like the Micromachining and Nanofabrication Facility and the on-campus National Institute for Nanotechnology. As a student, you'll engage in cutting-edge research that bridges the gap between theory and practical applications, contributing to the transformative advancements in nanotechnology and microsystems that shape the future of science and technology.

Current research:

  • carbon nanotube transistors, molecular transistors
  • spintronics and quantum devices
  • photovoltaics
  • nanoengineered thin films and materials
  • advanced nanofabrication techniques such as nanoimprinting, self assembly
  • nanostructures and nanodevices for the detection and treatment of diseases
  • microarrays for DNA analysis and drug development
  • microfluidics and Lab-on-a-chip systems for diagnostics and bioanalysis
  • micro and nano-electro-mechanical devices for sensing and actuation
  • optical and radio-frequency micro-electro-mechanical systems