Nanoscience and Nanoengineering at Duke University

Nanoscience and Nanoengineering are the study of the unimaginably small objects that are measured in nanometers, a billionth of a meter. Nanotechnology is the manufacture of just about anything using individual atoms and molecules as building blocks. Duke's nanoscience initiative involves faculty in Art&Science and in the Pratt School of Engineering working at one of the scientific and technological frontiers of 21st-century research, with implications for computers, biology, electronics, optics, and material design.

Nanoscience and Nanoengineering research fields are a very broad field encompassing a diverse set of disciplines including chemistry, biochemistry, materials science, physics, computer and electrical engineering, biomedical engineering, energy research, environmental science etc. At Duke University, a considerable number of faculty members from disparate backgrounds are interested in many aspects of nanoscience and nanoengineering. To best utilize their diverse research expertise, Duke is bringing tie all interested faculty members together into a loosely organized network. The Duke University Network for Nanoscience and Nanoengineering (Duke N3) will  be the platform that all faculties interested in  Nanoscience and Nanoengineering together to work together toward more interdisciplinary collaborations with groups with very different research backgrounds.


Upcoming program approved nano related seminars

October 30, 2014 - 3:00pm
207 Hudson Hall
"Advances in the detection and characterization of engineered nano particles in the environment using microsecond single particle icp-ms", Dr. Manuel D. MontaƱo, Dept. of Chemistry, Colorado School of Mines
October 31, 2014 - 12:00pm
West Duke 101
"Pacing Law with Emerging Technologies: The Example of Nanotechnology", Dr. Gary Marchant, Regents' Professor, Arizona State University Law School
November 5, 2014 - 11:30am
125 Hudson Hall
"Not Just Graphene - the Wonderful World of Carbon (and related) Nanomaterials", Dr. Yuri Gogotsi, Professor, Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering, Drexel University
November 5, 2014 - 12:00pm
207 Hudson Hall
"Recent Developments in Human Exposure Assessment" Derk H. Brouwer, Senior Scientist, TNO Research Group risk Analysis for Products in Development, The Netherlands
November 20, 2014 - 4:45pm
Schiciano A
"Designer Biointerfaces: Bridging the Gap Between Man-Made Materials and Biological Systems", Dr. Joerg Lahan, Professor, Dept. of Chemical Engineering, University of Michigan
December 10, 2014 - 12:00pm
207 Hudson Hall
TBA, Dr. Phil Sayre, Risk Assessment Division of OPPT, U.S Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C.
December 11, 2014 - 4:30pm
NCSU Centennial Campus, Monteith Research Center #313
"Directing colloidal and nanoparticle self-assembly", Dr. Eric M. Furst, Professor, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Delware
January 14, 2015 - 12:00pm
TBA, Dr. Arturo A. Keller, Professor, School of Environmental Science and Management, University of CA- Santa Barbara
March 18, 2015 - 12:00pm
TBA, Dr. Jason C. White, Vice Director and Chief Scientist, Dept. of Analytical Chemistry, Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, New Haven, CT
April 22, 2015 - 12:00pm
TBA, Dr. Stacey Harper, Assistant Professor, College of Agricultural Sciences, Oregon State University