Research Categories

Nanotechnology & Nano-Science

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As one of the priority research areas, NTU has many strong research teams working on the nanoscience and nanotechnology such as NanoCluster and NanoFrontier as well as many other research groups speacialising in specific areas of nanotechnology and nano science.

The research group of nanotechnology emphasizes its research on fuel cell technology, applied catalysis and reaction engineering, functionalized polymeric materials and  nanocomposite materials for biosensors and

pharmaceutical applications. The state-of-the-art analytical and characterization facilities available provide support for cutting-edge research in areas.

The nanoscale-initiatives in nanobiotechnology group at NTU bring together researches concerned with the development of nanomaterials, including nanomagnetic carriers, for bioengineering and life sciences applications. Other areas of interest include biosensors, biomimetics, biophotonics and bioimaging. These studies are expected to lead to significant improvements in a wide variety of products and processes in the biotechnology space. Specific projects include nanomagnetic particles for cancer treatment and photonic devices for biomedical applications.

The nanoelectronics group addresses the development of new materials, processes and devices for the next generation of electronic devices. Key research and academic programs include synthesis of materials, processes, packaging and reliability. Research in nanoelectronics includes materials used for the 65nm node and beyond, high-k gate dielectric materials, Si/SiGe devices and substrates, and finally sub 500nm materials development for packaging applications.

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Thin film deposition and characterization for dielectric films, barrier layers, and interconnect structures is also pursued. Integration and reliability of these materials such as electro-migration, stress migration, dielectric breakdown, thin film transistors, organic photovoltaics and memory devices are actively researched.

The nanoelectronics group addresses the development of new materials, processes and devices for the next generation of electronic devices. Key research and academic programs include synthesis of materials, processes, packaging and reliability. Research in nanoelectronics includes materials used for the 65nm node and beyond, high-k gate dielectric materials, Si/SiGe devices and substrates, and finally sub 500nm materials development for packaging applications. Thin film deposition and characterization for dielectric films, barrier layers, and interconnect structures is also pursued. Integration and reliability of these materials such as electro-migration, stress migration, dielectric breakdown, thin film transistors, organic photovoltaics and memory devices are actively researched.

nanodevice The projects in nano photonics cover the area of optoelectronics devices and packaging, nano metrology, and finally photonic band gap materials. Arrayed waveguide gratings, transceiver assemblies used in optical networking units have been successfully fabricated and characterized. Optics based novel nano characterization techniques for non-contact and whole field characterization of materials have also been developed.

The projects in nano magnetics predominantly aim to synthesize nano materials for improved magnetic performance. Some projects deal with the production of nano particles for a variety of applications while the others investigate the production of nano-structured materials or nanocomposites. They either attempt to optimize the production processes in order to obtain the required nano material or manipulate the material structure and chemistry at nano-scale to achieve the required nano structure. Thus there is a mixture of process development and application development.

New applications of nanomaterials are being developed for the purification of chemical compounds or to modify the surface properties of manufacturing tools.

The nanomaterials group at NTU aims to develop more efficient synthesis methods and novel application of nanomaterials. For synthesis a preferred research direction follows a top-bottom approach, where nanomaterials are precisely defined from a bulk material using beam of ions (FIB) or plasma etching techniques (DRIE) with nanoparticles used as a mask. A bottom-up synthesis approach is also followed, based on the growth of nanocrystals.

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New applications of nanomaterials are being developed for the purification of chemical compounds or to modify the surface properties of manufacturing tools.



Related Links:
Nanotechnology, School of Chemical & Biomedical Engineering
Nano-Electronics and Interconnects, School of Materials Science & Engineering

Rare Earth Nano-Materials, School of Materials Science & Engineering


 Name Research Interests
Goh, Kheng Lim Physical properties of connective tissues; Mechanisms of biological ageing in the extra-cellular matrices of connective tissues, fibril reinforcing composites; Carbon nanotubes; nuclear medicine
 Ma, Jan Functional materials;  Nanomaterials and constitutive modeling of densification of composite materials
Ramanujan, Raju Development of nanomaterials, particularly nanomagnetic materials for a variety of applications including bioengineering, data storage and power electronics applications
Tan, Lay Poh Nanomaterials and Biomaterials such as biodegradable polymers, biopolymer blends, drug delivery and synthesis of biodegradable tissue adhesives
Yuan, Larry Xiacong Micro- and nano-scale optics (MNO); Optical trapping and manipulation (OTM); Surface plasmon resonance (SPR); Optical imaging and super-resolution; Applications of MNO; OTM and SPR in biotechnology
Zhang, Dao Hua Semiconductor materials, devices and physics; Quantum well, wire and dot structures, devices and arrays; New nano-scaled materials and devices for low and room temperature infrared detection
XYZ Nano layer materials, nano electronics, xxxx, xxxx,  
   

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