Nanostructures and Nanomanufacturing Laboratory

Our lab investigates:

1) Scalable nanomanufacturing techniques involving “top-down” lithographic and “bottom-up” self-assembly approaches.

2) Multifunctional nanostructured materials with properties not found in bulk materials.

3) Integration of these technology to enable nanoengineered micro/macroscale devices/systems.


Our research group explores nanoscale material properties that are not found in the macro scale. The goal is to better understand the fundamental principles that drive these unique behaviors, so they can be better engineered. The research focus of our group is the design, optimization, and fabrication of multifunctional nanostructured materials. This can be divided into three main areas:

1) Develop scalable nanomanufacturing processes
2) Design nanostructured materials with multi-physical functionality
3) Integrate nanostructures into novel macroscale devices/systems

Funding Sources

We gratefully acknowledge the agencies that currently sponsor our work:


We gratefully acknowledge the agencies that sponsored our work in the past: