Nanotechnology demands attention from nearly all facets of science research. Much of the research done today essentially requires the combined application of fundamental aspects of many disciplines including physics, optics, and chemistry to name a few. Below is an every growing list we see nano research branching towards.
New materials promise major advances across the spectrum of nano applications, as techniques created through nano research enable atom-scale control for materials design and assembly targeting desired properties.
Nano science and technology offers the paradigm shifts needed for major changes in energy capture, conversion, and storage and in stewardship of the environment.
Opportunities to dramatically enhance biomedical technology drive strong partnerships between biology and engineering experts in search for novel techniques and applications.
Electronic devices at the nanoscale follow rules of quantum physics where atomic- and sub-atomic interactions can have properties and behaviors that are anti-intuitive and unsuspecting.
The intersection between scaling in size and scaling in time can be found under surprising circumstances, as evidenced here at the University of Maryland NanoCenter.
The NanoCenter community includes a strong focus on fundamental science enabled particularly by advances in experimental techniques and increasingly by computational sciences.
Where MEMS meet NEMS? MicroElectroMechanical systems as a powerful research platform for small devices offer opportunities for nanoscale constructs here at the NanoCenter.
Reliability, reproducibility, economical feasibility are just some of the key components in designer nanoscale materials intended for industrial and manufacturing applications. What are we looking for?