Whiting School of Engineering

The Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

ChemBE Career Network

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:

Representative Images

Participating Faculty

Michael Bevan
Marc Donohue
Joelle Frechette
Zach Gagnon
Sharon Gerecht
David Gracias
Jeffrey Gray
Joseph Katz
Rebecca Schulman

Denis Wirtz

Representative Publications

  1. 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).
  2. 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).
  3. “Diameter-Dependent Modulation of the Polarization Anisotropy in Raman Spectra of Individual Nanowires,” J. Frechette and C. Carraro, Physical Review B, 74, 161404 (2006 ).
  4. "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).
  5. "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).

.Nano and Micro Technology

.Cell and Molecular Biotechnology

.Interfacial Phenomena

.Computational Biology and Functional Genomics

.Molecular Thermodynamics

.Drug Delivery, Biomaterials, and Tissue Engineering