The Nanolab is currently engaged in cutting-edge research in several inter-disciplinary areas. The research activities are motivated by the following questions:
"How can micro and nanoelectronics benefit lifesciences and medicine?"
"Can we make flexible embedded sensors, actuators and electronics that seamlessly integrate with underlying applications"
"Can we build miniaturized sensors and instruments leveraging high yield high volume fabrication process (e.g. silicon CMOS foundry, printed circuit boards, 3D printing) ?"
"Can we implement zero-cost "do-it-yourself" diagnostics for the developing world that leverages locally sourced renewable materials ?"
“Can we create new opportunities for nanometer scaled CMOS technology (e.g. fill the terahertz gap)?”
"How do we explore emerging concepts in electromagnetics (e.g. metamaterials, plasmonics) and nanotechnology (e.g. carbon nanotubes, graphene) to create a new generation of devices for sensing and imaging?”
Some of the ongoing research projects to answer these questions are listed below.