Birck Nanotechnology Center

2007 Birck Nanotechnology Center First Annual Research Symposium

The First Annual Birck Nanotechnology Center Research Symposium was held on April 2nd, 2007 in Purdue's Discovery Park. Along with poster presentations by graduate students and postdoctoral researchers, several areas of strength were highlighted in the overview presentations made available here. These presentations feature the research achievements of the past year along with descriptions of the communities, ongoing projects, facilities and expertise in the domains of Metrology and Nanomaterials Characterization, Bio-nanotechnology and Biomedical Devices, Nanophotonics, Nanoelectronics and Semiconductor Devices, and Nanoscale Energy Conversion. Other areas of nanotechnology research strength at Purdue include computational nanotechnology, MEMS/NEMS, nanomaterials and nanomanufacturing.

If you are a prospective graduate student, we hope these presentations will give you a sense of the scope and depth of the Ph.D. research opportunities at the BNC, and will help you identify members of the faculty who work in your areas of interest. If you are a potential collaborator, these presentations should help you identify individuals and projects that could serve as points of connection between you and the BNC. Finally, if you are interested in accessing the unique nanotechnology facilities and expertise at Purdue, we expect that these presentations will help you get started. Regardless of your interest, we hope you have the opportunity to visit the Birck Nanotechnology Center in the near future.

"Birck Welcome and Overview," by Tim Sands

"Bio-Nanotechnology and Biomedical Devices," by Rashid Bashir

"Nanophotonics," by Vlad Shalaev

"Nanoelectronics and Semiconductor Devices," by David Janes

"Nanoscale Metrology and Nanomaterials Characterization," by Ron Reifenberger

"Nanoscale Energy Conversion," by Tim Fisher

Additional research from Birck Nanotechnology Center

Many of the publications, posters, and dissertations authored by BNC researchers are posted on e-Pubs in pdf format. You may search this site by keyword or authors. For a comprehensive listing of BNC publications along with citation analyses, links and papers available by subscription only, we recommend the ISI Web of Science database, available through the electronic library at most institutions. In the Web of Science, you may perform a general search using "Birck Nano*" as the "Address."


The nanoHUB is a rich resource for simulation tools, tutorials on-line courses and research presentations related to nanotechnology. The nanoHUB is a product of the NSF-funded Network for Computational Nanotechnology, headquartered at Purdue. Many of the BNC's researchers have contributed tutorials and research overviews to the nanoHUB. Enjoy!

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