The emergence of nanotechnology, which deals with the manipulation of materials at the atomic and molecular scales, has enabled the development of new materials and devices that exhibit novel properties.

Nanotechnology 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

Key Faculty

Spotlight on Research

Novel Sensors Could Enable Smarter Textiles

Next-generation smart textiles with the ability to measure a wide range of pressure are being created by a team of engineers at the Delaware.

Making Better Material for Fuel Cells

UD researchers make material to make fuel cells more durable, less expensive.

Reducing Radiation

Paper reports successful use of nanocomposites to absorb electromagnetic radiation The rapid development of modern electronic equipment and wireless...

NSF Career Award

Feser’s research to focus on engineering of materials with improved thermal properties At a microscopic level, heat flow in many materials occurs...