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The broad research performed in the Nanoworld Laboratories is split into the following concentrations

 

 CARBON NANOTUBE FAMILY OF FORMS

 

 CARBON NANOTUBE SYNTHESIS

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Left image: (UC | 21 logo written with aligned carbon nanotubes) Right image: (Aligned carbon nanotube array that is the height of seven U.S. twenty-five cent coins)

  • Chemical Vapor Deposition using advanced nano-furnace
  • Identification and optimization of CNT growth parameters
  • Substrate thickness and growth methods
  • Characterization of CNT arrays (ESEM, EDS, TEM)
  • Diffusion enhancement and improved catalyst

 

BIOSENSORS

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  • MWCNT tower sensors for generic chemical and biological sensing
  • Electrochemical Methods - Cyclic Voltammetry and EIS
  • Nanotube array immunosensor
  • Wearable noninvasive chemical sensor
  • Nanotube needle biosensor for in-vivo use
  • Nanotube cell biosensor for cancer detection
  • Preparation and Functionalization of electrodes

 

STRUCTURAL HEALTH MONITORING

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  • Continuous Sensors
  • Structural Neural System
  • Active Fiber Composite Sensors
  • Analytical modeling of wave propagation in composite/isotropic plates

 

 

RESEARCH OVERVIEWS

Nanoworld Laboratories - Research Overview

Nanomedicine - Research Overview

School of Dynamic Systems Nano-Micro-Bio - Research Overview

 

RESEARCH PRESENTATIONS

ASME Presentation of the Engineering Research Center for Revolutionizing Metallic Biomaterials

Boeing Workshop Presentation

Cincinnati ASME

Impedance Biosensors based on Carbon Nanotubes for detecting Cancer and Neurodegenerative Skeletal Disorders

SHM Testing and Sensor Development for Wind Turbine Blades - IWSHM, Granada, Spain - July 2006

SHM video displayed at Stanford University

Structural Health Monitoring at UC

Structural Nanoscience at UC

Nanotechnology at UC in Smart Structures Bio-Nanotechnology Laboratory

Current and Emerging Research Areas

Semi Active Magnetorheological

Smart Materials Sensors and Actuators

Piezo Nano materials

Nanotube Synthesis

 

RESEARCH VIDEOS 

      

   Flashing Nanotube Yarn Sign                                        Solenoid Actuator (Principle for biomedical robot)

 

       

   Carbon Electric Motor Actuator                                      Nanotube Growth


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