Our mission is to bridge the gap between nanoscale science research and the creation of commercial products. We aim to develop tools and processes that enable high-rate/high-volume, bottom-up nanoscale directed assembly of nanoelements and polymer nanostructures. We also recognize the importance of delivering the much needed education in nanomanufacturing and all its aspects including environmental, economic, and societal implications to both the current and emerging workforces. We acheive this through industry and university partnerships, and community outreach programs aimed at K-12 teachers and students.
Above: James Harper in his lab. (2008)
In addition to our Education and Outreach programs, our research is divided into four main thrusts:
- Manufacturing of nanotemplates and nanotubes.
- High-Rate assembly and transfer.
- Testbeds and applications.
- Societal implications.