Birck Nanotechnology Center

Nanometrology and Surface Science

About the research

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Principal Investigators

Choi

Radiation Surface Science, Directed Radiation Synthesis, Plasma-surface interactions in fusion systems, Radiation interactions with soft matter, Ion scattering spectroscopy, Biocompatible magnetic nanostructures

Jean Paul Allain

Radiation Surface Science, Directed Radiation Synthesis, Plasma-surface interactions in fusion systems, Radiation interactions with soft matter, Ion scattering spectroscopy, Biocompatible magnetic nanostructures

Donald E. Bergstrom

Design and synthesis of modified nucleosides and nucleotides as biochemical probes; oligonucleotide derived diagnostics and therapeutics; anticancer-chemotherapeutic drug development; antiviral agent design and synthesis; intracellular target-mediated drug assembly; applications of nucleic acids analogues in nanotechnology; carbon nanotube nucleic acid interactions.

Donald E. Bergstrom

Design and synthesis of modified nucleosides and nucleotides as biochemical probes; oligonucleotide derived diagnostics and therapeutics; anticancer-chemotherapeutic drug development; antiviral agent design and synthesis; intracellular target-mediated drug assembly; applications of nucleic acids analogues in nanotechnology; carbon nanotube nucleic acid interactions.

boltasseva

Nanophotonics, Plasmonics, Optical Metamaterials; Nanofabrication, Nanolithography; Integrated optics and planar waveguide technology; Subwavelength Imaging, Sensing

Alexandra Boltasseva

Nanophotonics, Plasmonics, Optical Metamaterials; Nanofabrication, Nanolithography; Integrated optics and planar waveguide technology; Subwavelength Imaging, Sensing

Chen

Low dimensional and nanoscale physics, graphene, nano devices for radiation detection and fluid sensors, quantum physics and quantum information with cold atoms and molecules

Yong P. Chen

Low dimensional and nanoscale physics, graphene, nano devices for radiation detection and fluid sensors, quantum physics and quantum information with cold atoms and molecules

Choi

Optical spectroscopy of nanomaterials, Diagnostics and therapeutics, Nanoscale energy conversion, Bio-inspired nanomotors

Jong Hyun Choi

Optical spectroscopy of nanomaterials, Diagnostics and therapeutics, Nanoscale energy conversion, Bio-inspired nanomotors

Garimella

Thermal microsystems, energy efficiency in computing and electronics, micro- and nano-scale transport phenomena, electromechanical microfluidic actuation, high-performance compact cooling technologies, and materials processing

Suresh V. Garimella

Thermal microsystems, energy efficiency in computing and electronics, micro- and nano-scale transport phenomena, electromechanical microfluidic actuation, high-performance compact cooling technologies, and materials processing

datta

Biomimetic surfaces, Scanning probe imaging and patterning, Biosensors and biomaterials

Albena Ivanisevic

Biomimetic surfaces, Scanning probe imaging and patterning, Biosensors and biomaterials

Janes

Nanoscale electronic devices, molecular/semiconductor devices, microwave devices and characterization

David B. Janes

Nanoscale electronic devices, molecular/semiconductor devices, microwave devices and characterization

kais

The research in our group is mainly devoted to developing new theoretical methods to treat quantum phase transitions, quantum criticality, quantum information and quantum computing, electronic structure and dynamics of molecules, clusters, quantum dots and extended systems.

Sabre Kais

The research in our group is mainly devoted to developing new theoretical methods to treat quantum phase transitions, quantum criticality, quantum information and quantum computing, electronic structure and dynamics of molecules, clusters, quantum dots and extended systems.

McNally

Scanning Probe Microscopy (SPM); Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM); Magnetic Force Microscopy (MFM); Optimization and development of techniques for fluid applications; Neuroscience, Spinal Cord Injury; Nanomedicine; Cell Communications; Cell Biology; Cell Physiology; Hyperbaric, Conditions; Nanotechnology Education

Helen A. McNally

Scanning Probe Microscopy (SPM); Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM); Magnetic Force Microscopy (MFM); Optimization and development of techniques for fluid applications; Neuroscience, Spinal Cord Injury; Nanomedicine; Cell Communications; Cell Biology; Cell Physiology; Hyperbaric, Conditions; Nanotechnology Education

Moon

Processing-Structure-Property Relationships
Effects of hierarchical structure on properties
Fracture and Wear of Materials
Indentation Techniques for Materials Characterization
Cellulose Nanocrystal Composite Processing, Characterization, and Modeling
Cellulose Nanocrystal Environmental Impact

Robert J. Moon

Processing-Structure-Property Relationships
Effects of hierarchical structure on properties
Fracture and Wear of Materials
Indentation Techniques for Materials Characterization
Cellulose Nanocrystal Composite Processing, Characterization, and Modeling
Cellulose Nanocrystal Environmental Impact

Qi

Nanotechnology, especially 3D nanofabrication and low-cost nanolithography; micro and nanophotonics, with emphasis on 3D photonic crystals and integrated Si photonic circuits; thermophotovoltaics and solar cells

Minghao Qi

Nanotechnology, especially 3D nanofabrication and low-cost nanolithography; micro and nanophotonics, with emphasis on 3D photonic crystals and integrated Si photonic circuits; thermophotovoltaics and solar cells

Raman

Nonlinear and stochastic dynamics of micro and nano-oscillators, nanotube/nanowire vibrations, development of new imaging and force spectroscopy modes in dynamic Atomic Force Microscopy, dynamic AFM in liquids, nanobiomechanics, physics of adhesion and stiction at the micro and nanoscale, chem/bio sensing using micro and nanocantilevers, mechanics and reliability of RF MEMS, gas damping in MEMS/NEMS, reduced order modeling of MEMS/NEMS

Arvind Raman

Nonlinear and stochastic dynamics of micro and nano-oscillators, nanotube/nanowire vibrations, development of new imaging and force spectroscopy modes in dynamic Atomic Force Microscopy, dynamic AFM in liquids, nanobiomechanics, physics of adhesion and stiction at the micro and nanoscale, chem/bio sensing using micro and nanocantilevers, mechanics and reliability of RF MEMS, gas damping in MEMS/NEMS, reduced order modeling of MEMS/NEMS

Reifenberger

Research insterests include Scanning Tunneling Microscopy (STM) and Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM); nanometer-size clusters and cluster-assembled materials; electronic transport properties in nanowires; field emission; molecular electronics; nanoelectronics; and novel chem-bio sensing paradigms

Ron Reifenberger

Research insterests include Scanning Tunneling Microscopy (STM) and Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM); nanometer-size clusters and cluster-assembled materials; electronic transport properties in nanowires; field emission; molecular electronics; nanoelectronics; and novel chem-bio sensing paradigms

rokhinson

Nanophysics, nanotechnology, fabrication techniques, mesoscopic and low dimensional physics, physics at low temperatures and high magnetic fields, spintronics, ferromagnetism and multiferroics, graphene materials, quantum computing and information

Leonid Rokhinson

Nanophysics, nanotechnology, fabrication techniques, mesoscopic and low dimensional physics, physics at low temperatures and high magnetic fields, spintronics, ferromagnetism and multiferroics, graphene materials, quantum computing and information

Reifenberger

Development of transiently-stable carrier systems for drug & gene delivery; supported membrane protein sensors for drug discovery; nanogel synthesis; 2D protein crystallization

David H. Thompson

Development of transiently-stable carrier systems for drug & gene delivery; supported membrane protein sensors for drug discovery; nanogel synthesis; 2D protein crystallization

Wei

Multifunctional nanomaterials for biological and functional imaging; nanomagnetics and surface magnetism; optical sensors for pathogen detection; stimuli-responsive soft materials for environmental and tissue engineering; self-assembly and collective material properties of nanoscale ensembles

Alexander Wei

Multifunctional nanomaterials for biological and functional imaging; nanomagnetics and surface magnetism; optical sensors for pathogen detection; stimuli-responsive soft materials for environmental and tissue engineering; self-assembly and collective material properties of nanoscale ensembles

Xu

Semiconductor physics and devices, Nano-structures and nano-fabrications, Quantum/spin-transport, Atomic layer deposition (ALD), High-k/III-V device integration, High-performance III-V MOSFETs, III-V FinFETs, High-k/graphene integration, High-performance graphene FETs, Graphene spintronics, ALD for solar applications

Piede Ye

Semiconductor physics and devices, Nano-structures and nano-fabrications, Quantum/spin-transport, Atomic layer deposition (ALD), High-k/III-V device integration, High-performance III-V MOSFETs, III-V FinFETs, High-k/graphene integration, High-performance graphene FETs, Graphene spintronics, ALD for solar applications

 

BNC/NCN affiliated publications

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Ravindranath, S.P., Henne, K.L., Thompson, D.K. and Irudayaraj, J. Raman Chemical Imaging of Chromate Reduction Sites in a Single Bacterium Using Intracellularly Grown Gold Nanoislands. ACS Nano, 5(6), 4729-4736.

Ravindranath, S.P., Henne, K.L., Thompson, D.K. and Irudayaraj, J. Surface-Enhanced Raman Imaging of Intracellular Bioreduction of Chromate in Shewanella oneidensis. Plos One, 6(2).

Guerrieri, P., Zemlyanov, D. and Taylor, L.S. Study of Water Adsorption on Organics Crystal Surfaces Using a Modified X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy Instrument. Analytical Chemistry, 83(3), 1144-1147.

Makowski, M.S., Zemlyanov, D.Y. and Ivanisevic, A. Olefin metathesis reaction on GaN (0001) surfaces. Applied Surface Science, 257(10), 4625-4632.

Childres, I., Jauregui, L.A., Tian, J.F. and Chen, Y.P. Effect of oxygen plasma etching on graphene studied using Raman spectroscopy and electronic transport measurements. New Journal of Physics, 13.

Jewett, S., Zemlyanov, D. and Ivanisevic, A. Adsorption of Mixed Peptide/Thiol Adlayers on InAs: Assessment of Different Functionalization Strategies Using X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy. Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 115(29), 14244-14252.

Jewett, S.J.S., Zemlyanov, D. and Ivanisevic, A. Characterization of Peptide Adsorption on InAs Using X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy. Langmuir, 27(7), 3774-3782.

Kiracofe, D.R., Yazdanpanah, M.M. and Raman, A. Mass and stiffness calibration of nanowires using thermally driven vibration. Nanotechnology, 22(29).

Kumar, V., Boley, J.W., Yang, Y., Ekowaluyo, H., Miller, J.K., Chiu, G.T.C. and Rhoads, J.F. Bifurcation-based mass sensing using piezoelectrically-actuated microcantilevers. Applied Physics Letters, 98(15).

Lim, J.S., Kim, S.M., Lee, S.Y., Stach, E.A., Culver, J.N. and Harris, M.T. Surface functionalized silica as a toolkit for studying aqueous phase palladium adsorption and mineralization on thiol moiety in the absence of external reducing agents. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 356(1), 31-36.

 

BNC-affiliated grants and contracts

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Raman, Arvind, from National Science Foundation, $365,000, "GOALI: Nonlinear, multi-modal, and stochastic dynamics of low-stiffness microcantilevers in liquid environment Atomic Force Microscopy."

RUAN, XIULIN, from AIR FORCE OFFICE OF SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH, $140,504, "Optically Modulated Radiative Surface Coatings Using Ordered Array of Vertical Carbon Nanotubes."

RAMAN, ARVIND, from NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION, $365,000, "GOALI: Nonlinear, multi-modal, and stochastic dynamics of low-stiffness microcantilevers in liquid environment Atomic Force Microscopy."

CHEN, YONG P., from NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF STANDARDS & TECH., $110,000, "Quantum Electronic Metrology in Graphene Nanostructures."

PEROULIS, DIMITRIOS, from OFFICE OF NAVAL RESEARCH, $140,000, "Ultra Low-Size Self-Powered Wireless Sensors for Condition Monitoring of Cracks in Aircraft Structural Components."

BNC Research

 

For More Information,
Please Contact:

Monica M.C. Allain, Ph.D.
Managing Director
Ph: 765-494-5138
mallain@purdue.edu

 

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