Current Research
in the Department

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Nanotechnology is an emerging field that encompasses the manipulation of materials at the atomic and molecular scales (1–100 nanometers). This capability has enabled the development of new materials and devices that exhibit novel properties. Research in the department spans a wide range of topics, including processing, characterization, and predictive modeling.

Areas of Expertise

  • Synthesis and characterization of nanoscale materials (nanoparticles, carbon nanotubes, graphene) for durability, damage sensing, and structural health monitoring
  • Processing and characterization for manufacturing of flexible electronics and digital displays
  • Scalable nanomanufacturing for battery and sensor applications
  • Nanoscale transport phenomena to modify electrical and thermal properties of structures and components

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