Summary: The Nanoscale Materials and Device Group is a highly interdisciplinary research team and composed of students whose majors are Materials Science and Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Computer Science and Public Policy. Students from any of these disciplines are encouraged to apply. Our group includes Professors Elton Graugnard (MSE), Wan Kuang (ECE), Jeunghoon Lee (Chemistry), Bill Knowlton, Bernie Yurke (MSE & ECE), Jennifer Padilla, (MSE), and Will Hughes (MSE). An INBRE Summer Fellow with our group will work with engineering materials, structures, systems, networks, memory, and diagnostic tools using DNA.

Minimum Classes: NA


(1) Measuring energy transport in DNA-based nanobreadboards.

(2) Creating engineered plasmids, using standard molecular biology techniques, to measure the degradation rate of DNA for archival memory applications.

(3) Suppressing leakage and molecular crosstalk in chemical reaction networks for diagnostics applications.

(4) Investigating nucleation, growth, alignment, and registration of DNA crystals onto silicon wafers, as a lithographic mask, for memory fabrication.

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