Nanofabrication & Devices
The Nanofabrication and Devices Group is advancing the state-of-the-art in nanofabrication and the fundamental science of nanoscale systems. The group seeks to achieve unprecedented control in the creation, integration and manipulation of nanostructures that will form the foundation of functional nanoscale devices. The main areas of research of the group fall into the following topics:
- Integration of hybrid materials and nanostructures
- Manipulation of nanoscale interactions
- Studying nonlinear phenomena at the nanoscale
The group is developing new processes capable of creating features smaller than 10 nm through large area patterning, as well as micro- and nano-electromechanical systems that serve as platforms for manipulation and control of nanostructures.
Our research helps to meet the scientific demands of our user community, which requires expertise in nanofabrication and nanodevices and access to state-of-the-art nanofabrication capabilities. A large part of the group's effort is oriented toward development of novel instrumentation and materials that the user community can exploit to advance their own research programs.
Research activities include:
- Dielectric metasurfaces and nanostructures
- Solid lubricants based on 2D materials
- Nonlinear dynamics of nano-mechanical devices
- Quantum wave-function engineering with quantum solids
- Design and fabrication of origami and kirigami structures