Advanced Sensors, Devices, and Nano-Systems

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Jian Cao

Mechanics of materials subjected to mechanical deformation, electrical and/or magnetic fields, predictive process modeling, sensors and process control, cloud manufacturing, and new process development in dieless forming, composite sheet forming, microforming and laser micromachining

Picture:  Simulation of the thermostamping of woven-fabric reinforced composites. (From publication)


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Vinayak Dravid

Integrated nanosystems for bio-chem sensing & diagnostics.

Picture: MOSFET-embedded microcantilevers and MEMS integrated gas sensor system.


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Horacio D.Espinosa

Nanoelectromechanical Systems, piezoelectricity in 1D and 2D materials

Picture: A carbon nanotube suspended on electrodes.


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Qian Jane Wang

Tribology, contact and interfacial mechanics, and mechanical-thermal-tribological design.

Picture: Porous layers of the silica frustule Coscinodiscus sp. (From publication)


Acknowledgement Statement for Publications

This work utilized Northwestern University Micro/Nano Fabrication Facility (NUFAB), which is partially supported by Soft and Hybrid Nanotechnology Experimental (SHyNE) Resource (NSF ECCS-1542205), the Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (NSF DMR-1720139), the State of Illinois, and Northwestern University.