Nano & Micro Technology
A number of faculty members in the Chemical and Bimolecular Engineering are seeking to understand and exploit the physical, chemical and biological properties of nano and micro structures.
The research themes include:
- The fabrication of nanostructures (fabricated using chemical vapor deposition, electrodeposition and e-beam lithography) and microstructures (fabricated using photolithography, etch, soft-lithography)
- The directed and self assembly of nano and microscale hierarchical and three dimensional, functional microsystems.
- The manipulation of nanoscale objects in fluidic flows and at fluidic interfaces;
- The fabrication and measurement of molecular based devices including organic semiconductors, functional monolayers.
- Development of multi-functional polymeric nanosystems for tissue- and cell- targeted delivery of therapeutics. Applications include cancer, inflammatory diseases, and gene therapy.
- T. James, Y. V. Kalinin, C.-C. Chen, J. S. Randhawa, M. Gaevski, D. H. Gracias, Voltage-gated ion transport through semiconducting conical nanopores formed by metal nanoparticle assisted plasma etching, , Nano Letters 12, 7, 3437–3442 (2012).
- J. H. Cho, M. D. Keung, N. Verellen, L. Lagae, V. V. Moshchalkov, P. V. Dorpe, D. H. Gracias, Nanoscale Origami for 3D Optics, , Small 7, 14, 1943-1948 (2011).
- “Diameter-Dependent Modulation of the Polarization Anisotropy in Raman Spectra of Individual Nanowires,” J. Frechette and C. Carraro, Physical Review B, 74, 161404 (2006 ).
- "The Effect of Actin Disrupting Agents on Contact Guidance of Human Embryonic Stem Cells," Gerecht S*, Bettinger* CJ, Zhang Z, Borenstein J, Vunjak-Novakovic G, Langer R. Biomaterials. 28:4068-4077 (2007).
- "Single-molecule analysis of cadherin-mediated cell-cell adhesion," P. Panorchan, M. S. Thompson, K. J. Davis, Y. Tseng, K. Konstantopoulos, and D. Wirtz, Journal of Cell Science 119: 66-73 (2006).