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Research Overview

Our faculty and students research the infinitesimally small to achieve breakthroughs of global significance, working at the atomic and molecular levels to create the microscopic devices and systems essential for cutting-edge solar energy production, energy storage, information technology and medicine.

Nanotechnology is shaping the practice of medicine, promising advances of unprecedented scope. 

The proliferation of computing power is enabling exciting new approaches to the characterization and design of materials.

We work to understand the behavior of electrons in materials and how it allows us to make faster computers and high throughput brain-machine interfaces.

Multiple geophysical and social pressures are forcing a shift from fossil fuels to renewable and sustainable energy sources.

Mechanical analysis methods quantify the essential properties of engineering materials, and guide the design of new materials for structural applications.

To construct efficient materials at the nanoscale, we must thoroughly understand the way atoms and molecules are arranged.

We develop world-leading technologies to synthesize and fabricate advanced materials with novel compositions, structures and properties.

Macromolecular solids and hybrid organic/inorganic materials promise exciting functionality arising from tailored chemical properties.