Nanoscience and Nanotechnology

Nanoscience and Nanotechnology involve the design, fabrication, characterization, and implementation of materials with at least one dimension smaller than 100 nm. Although small, the promise for modern technology is tremendous, due to enormous surface areas, improved ratios of functionality to weight (or volume), the emergence of totally new properties, and diminished energy consumption during manufacturing. These enhancements are already strongly leveraged in the energy, aerospace, biomedical, semiconducting, and communications sectors, with the market only continuing to grow. MS&E faculty particularly emphasize novel nanoscale characterization, modelling, and applications.


Faculty Email Research Interests
Mark Aindow
Professor and Associate Director of the Institute of Materials Science
Email30x30 Defects and Interfaces, Microstructural Development in Alloys and Thin Films & Electron Microscopy
C. Barry Carter
Email30x30 Interfaces & Defects; Metals, Ceramics, Materials and Semiconducters; Nanomaterials; TEM, SEM and AFM. Materials for Energy Products and Storage; MSE Education
Pu-Xian Gao
Associate Professor
Email30x30 Nanomaterials Synthesis, Characterization and Manipulation, Nanotechnology for Energy, Environmental and Biomedical Applications
Bryan D. Huey
Associate Professor and Director for Graduate Studies
Email30x30 Scanning Probe Microscopy, Photovoltaics, Data Storage Dynamics, Nano-Bio-Mechanics, Functional Ceramics
Serge M. Nakhmanson
Associate Professor
Email30x30 Multiscale Modeling of Materials, Multifunctional Ferroics, Soft Materials