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

September 16, 2015 - 12:00pm
Schiciano A
Stacey Harper, Assistant Professor, Oregon State University, Dept. of Environmental and Molecular Toxicology
September 24, 2015 - 4:30pm
NCSU, exact location TBA
"Tuning the Morphology-Optical Property Relationship using Polymer Brush Grafted Nanorods in Polymer Nanocomposite Films," Dr. Russell Composto, Professor, University of Pennsylvannia, Departments of Materials Science and Engineering, Bioengineering, and Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering.
September 30, 2015 - 1:30pm
125 Hudson
"Engineering the bridge between basic science and societal impact: The role of composite materials", Landon Grace, Assistant Professor, University Miami, Dept. of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering