The micro/nano area enables airbag sensors, disposable medical sensors, rapid DNA analysis, stronger and lighter materials for transportation, and energy-efficient conversion devices, to name a few.
Research Includes: Micro/nano-enabled energy and power technology, nanobiotechnology, nano/micro design and manufacturing, micro/nanoscale mechanics and materials, micro/nanophotonics, micro/nanoscale transport
PhD candidate Thomas Ober discusses his thesis research: the development of a basic tool set and framework for using microfluidic devices to characterize viscoelastic liquids at large deformation rates.
Professor Nicholas Fang has used the ancient art of kirigami to manipulate light at the nanoscale, potentially opening up new possibilities for the creation of new light-based communications.
MechE faculty are passionate, out-of-the-box thinkers who love to get their hands dirty.