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

February 17, 2016 - 12:00pm
Hudson Hall 120
"Self-assembly and Accelerating Stochastic Algorithms", Chris Dwyer, Associate Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Duke University.
February 24, 2016 - 1:00pm
TBA, John Kelly, Ph.D., Professor and Associate Chairperson, Department of Biology, Loyola University, Chicago
March 8, 2016 - 4:30pm
NCSU Golden Leaf BTEC room 135
"Topological defects in liquid crystals as templates for molecular self-assembly", Nicholas Abbott, Professor, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison.
March 15, 2016 - 11:40am
2237 FFSC
TBA, Yu Huang, Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of California
March 21, 2016 - 11:30am
Physics 299
"Experiments with Majorana fermions and quantum point contacts" Dr. Hao Zhang, Postdoctoral Associate, TU Delft, Durham, Northcarolina
March 23, 2016 - 12:00pm
Schiciano Side B
TBA, George Sugihara, McQuown Chair and Professor of Natural Science, Scripp Institute of Oceanography, University of Californi-San Diego
April 13, 2016 - 12:00pm
Schiciano Side B
TBA, Hunter S. Lenihan, Professor, Bren School of Environmental Science and Management, University of California