Nanotechnology involves design and characterizing materials and devices whose structures can be measured in nanometers. A nanometer is 10-9 meters – about 1/75000 of the width of a human hair, or the width of two silicon atoms. Faculty in ECE do nanoscale and microscale (10-6 meters) research, related to topics including chemical and biological sensors, solar cell research, and quantum computing. ECE is also the home to the multidisciplinary Center for Nanoscale Science and Engineering.
Micro/Nano Scale Devices and Materials
Reese S. Terry Professor
Professor; Director, First-Year Engineering Program