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
Using light to imprint features onto polymer or plastic, Associate Professor Nick Fang's research led his team to disprove the established diffraction limit.
New method to keep hydrogels hydrated could lead to longer-lasting contact lenses, stretchy microfluidic devices, and flexible bioelectronics.
MechE faculty are passionate, out-of-the-box thinkers who love to get their hands dirty.