Overview of the Project

Nanotechnology is expected to find applications in many areas of science and technology, including materials design, communication technology, biotechnology, and environmental technology.  The projects in this program explore innovative applications and integration of nanotechnlogy in these diverse areas.  To realize the full potential of nanotechnology, the scientific knowledge base must be broadened at the same time as we explore new applications in devices and systems.  Recognizing the importance of exploring opportunities from both engineering and basic science approaches, we have included projects from widely ranging areas covering physics, chemistry, biology, and engineering.  All the projects here are motivated by creative ideas of individual researchers and are being carried out by an individual or a small team of researchers.