U of U nano Research

This section is intended to convey a sense for the variety of individual and collaborative research within various colleges and departments at the University of Utah (not intended to be comprehensive). The categories are derived from nano research foci identified by organizers of the 2004 campus nano workshop.


Nanoscale medical therapies and imaging

  • Unilamellar, phospholipid vesicles used as models for cell membranes Raman spectra

Nanoparticles/functionalized nanoparticles

Molecular imaging

Nanoscale sensing (sensitivity and associated requirement of selectivity)

Biomolecules

Environmental pathogens (potential Homeland Security connection)

Toxins/Chemicals

Imaging and characterization techniques

Smart materials

Biocompatibility

Synthesis for specific properties

Multifunction – acquisition/power/(re)action

Micromachines (Electronics, MEMS, MOEMS, BioMEMS, microfluidic devices)

Molecular electronics / Spintronics

Proteomics/functional genomics

Micropower system

Nanophotonics

Nanofluidics

Nanocatalysis

Nanosynthesis