The UD Nanofabrication Facility (UDNF) enables cutting-edge research in fields ranging from biomedical diagnostics to photonic devices. Collaboration across disciplines is a hallmark of research at UD and the UDNF enables critical connections between fundamental science and real-world applications. The list below provides a brief summary of UD research in the broad area of nanotechnology. We encourage you to follow the links to learn more about specific researchers and their interests.
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Department: Electrical and Computer Engineering
Research: Prof. Zeng’s research focuses on developing semiconductor devices for high performance applications and low power applications by using innovative materials, device design and fabrication techniques. Her research interests include (1) high speed transistors (heterojunction bipolar transistors and high electron mobility transistors); (2) novel transistors (tunneling field effect transistors and III-V metal-oxide-semiconductor field effect transistors); and (3) light emitting diodes, laser diodes, photodetectors, etc.
April M. Kloxin
Department: Chemical Biomolecular Engineering
Research: We create dynamic, biomimetic materials with controlled nanostructures utilizing combinations of responsive, self-assembling, and orthogonal chemistries and use these materials to understand temporally regulated biological processes.
Department: Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Research: Dr. Kloxin synthesizes polymeric materials from the ground up through the design of unique monomers to precisely tune macromolecular structure and function for wide range of applications, with a particular interest in novel photopolymerization schematics.
Donald C. Phillips Professor
Department: Civil and Environmental Engineering
Research: My research expertise is the chemistry at the solid-water interfaces and my current research interests are on the application of nanotechnology for the remediation of impaired water and the environmental impacts of nanomaterials.
Department: Mechanical Engineering
Research: Dr. Wei’s research interests lie in controllable synthesis of carbon nanomaterials including carbon nanotubes and graphene assembly of macroscale architectures with 1-, 2-, and 3-dimension physical, chemical, electrochemical, and mechanical property characteristics.