Micro/Nano Systems Research

Our faculty are working on exciting micro/nano systems related research in areas such as micro/nano-fabrication and manufacturing, micro/nano-scale heat and mass transport, microfluidics and lab-on-a-chip, micro/nano-scale energy materials and advanced li-ion battery, dynamic modeling and control of micro- and nano-positioning systems, optical microelectromechanical systems, nanoscale optical devices and metamaterials, photonic nanostructures, optical sensing and quantum optics.

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Interested in discussing the research we are working on or learning more? Please contact:

Douglas Bristow

Professor/Director of the Center for Aerospace Manufacturing Technologies

Research Interests

Dynamic modeling and control of micro- and nano-positioning systems, atomic force microscopes and additive manufacturing systems; volumetric error compensation; iterative learning control, multi-dimensional control, and signal processing.

Zhi Liang

Associate Professor

Research Interests

Micro/nanoscale thermodynamics and heat transferDynamics of nanodroplets, nanobubbles, and nanoparticlesStructure-property relationship for materials and interfaces, and Computational modeling

Jonghyun Park

Associate Professor

Research Interests

Advanced li-ion battery, beyond li-ion battery, energy storage system, renewable energy system, grid energy storage, nano, macro-mechanics of materials, self-assembly of nanoparticles, nanostructure, multiphysics, multiscale experiment and simulation.

Xiaodong Yang

Professor/Associate Chair of Graduate Affairs

Research Interests

Optical materials and devices in nanophotonics and plasmonics; Physics and applications of optical metamaterials; Nanoscale optomechanics, optical nanoelectromechanical systems (NEMS); Integrated optofluidic devices and optical sensors; Photon management for solar/thermal energy harvesting; Optical device micro-/nano-fabrication.