Nanofabrication represents the essential steps in producing a nano-device or nanosystem. We have developed a set of novel, massively parallel nano-patterning techniques including: a) Surface Plasmons Assisted Nanolithography (SPAN); b) Digital Micro-mirror Device based Projection Printing (DMD-PP); c) Nanofabrication using Near-Field Laser optics (Nano-NFL); and d) Flash Imprint Lithography using a Mask Aligner (FILM). Our continued efforts in developing novel nanofabrication techniques include approaches that integrate top-down with bottom-up processes. We are also developing nanomaterials such as gold nanorods and piezoelectric nanocomposites. Our aim is to apply these nanoscale processes and materials for the development of innovative biomedical devices.
|(Left) Nanoimprinting of hydrogel. (Right) PEG-coated gold nano-rods|