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The NSF Center for High-rate Nanomanufacturing (CHN) is developing tools and processes to conduct fast large scale directed assembly and transfer of nanoscale elements for manufacturing nanotechnology based devices in electronics, energy, materials and biotechnology sectors. The manufacturing technology developed is room-temperature and pressure and two orders of magnitude lower in cost compared to current technology. The CHN has demonstrated devices such as chemical sensors, biosensors, electronic devices, interconnects, energy harvesters, NEMS, etc. with 2D and 3D nanoscale features made of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) and nanoparticles at high rates and over large areas on various substrates including flexible ones. The developed manufacturing processes are material-independent and are ecofriendly.
Faculty Research Websites
- Directed Assembly of Particles and Suspensions
- Jung's Research Group
- Macromolecular Innovations in Nanomaterial Utilizing Systems Laboratory (MINUS Lab)
- NSF Center for High-rate Nanomanufacturing
- NSF Center for Nano and Microcontamination Control
- Nanomedical System Laboratory
- Professor Yongmin Liu's Research Group
Associated Faculty & Staff
Nano engineering, nano and micro-contamination control, particulate and chemical contamination and defects, high rate nanomanufacturing, MEMS and NEMS devices with micro and nano-scale channels, nanomaterials
Structure/property relationships in composites and ceramics, magnetic manipulation, colloidal physics
Economic-environmental assessment of alternative manu/nanomanufacturing routes towards sustainable design and manufacturing, societal implications of nanomanufacturing, with interdisciplinary collaborations in political science, philosophy, industrial hygiene and industrial engineering, development and assessment of educational games for engineering students and for K-12 outreach activities.
Piezoelectric-based actuators and sensors, dynamic modeling and vibration control of distributed-parameters systems, dynamics and control of MEMS and NEMS sensors and actuators, control and manipulation at the nanoscale
Synthesis of low dimensional nanomaterials and engineering their molecular structures; assembly, transfer and integration of nanomaterials and nanostructured architectures and study properties and underlying fundamental science; nanoelectronics, flexible devices, chemical sensors and energy application
Nano optics, nanoscale materials and engineering, nano devices, plasmonics, metamaterials, and applied physics
MEMS-enabled systems for assistive technologies, energy harvesting, and microscale vacuum systems, tissue engineering via MEMS-enabled cell assembly and origami folding, carbon nanotube-based energy storage
Process-structure-properties relationships in polymer-based nano-composites fibers; polymer/nano-carbon interfacial interactions and interphase formations; lightweight composite materials; carbon-carbon composites
Computational techniques that span multiple scales, atomic- to continuum, to quantify the structure property relations in established and emerging material systems, both in technology and nature.
Advanced manufacturing; Multifunctional bio-inspired material from nature; Sustainable energy storage; Nano/micro fabrication of devices and materials; Bendable, implantable and biocompatible electronics; Application of sustainable biomaterial, like the cellulose, hemicelluloses and lignin, in life science.