NCMN Research

Research areas within NCMN

Faculty research areas include atomic manipulation, properties affected by nanoscale dimensions, self-assembly, ordered nanoarrays, quantum dots and wires, nanoelectronics, quantum computing, nanomechanics, nanooptics, nanoelectromechanical systems, and molecular design.

Learn more about individual faculty research interests

NCMN researchers have individual pages with research and publications listed, as well as links to individual faculty research information and department affiliations.

Research Highlights

Jinsonh Huang
Jinsong Huang

Huang Improves Solar Cell Efficiency

Jinsong Huang, Susan J. Rosowski associate professor of mechanical and materials engineering, led a study showing that constructing a type of solar cell on a “non-wetting” plastic surface made it 1.5 times more efficient. (7/20/15)

David Berkowitz
David Berkowitz

Berkowitz Leads Catalyst Discovery

David Berkowitz, Willa Cather Professor of chemistry, led a team that has identified a new series of fructose-based ligands that impart handedness to the catalysts they help form, as well as demonstrated the ability to tune the ligands' shape. (7/10/15)

Zeng & Sinitskii
Dai, Zeng, Sinitskii, & Lipatov
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Zeng & Sinitskii Publish on 2-D Materials

Xiao Cheng Zeng and Alexander Sinitskii have led studies demonstrating that a compound called titanium trisulfide could surge toward the fore of two-dimensional materials that are gaining popularity for microelectronics. (6/23/15)