Nanotechnologies

Overview     Area Directors     Research Projects

 

 

Overview

The areas of nanoscience and nanotechnology have demonstrated to have a tremendous impact in areas as health, the environment, energy, transportation, and information technology. In view of the recent government investments and the innovations that expectably will arise from these areas, nanoscience and nanotechnology may well transform and revolutionize life as it is currently known.

“Nano Materials for New Markets”

This program area establishes a new research and innovation agendas, involving complex materials engineering and science focused on an integrative approach to Nanoscience, over diversified applications. Further research will focus on the discovery and development of innovative Nano materials, with a range of unique properties suitable for applications in space applications, sensing, the internet of things, information technology and energy harvesting and storage, with the engagement of the 
International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory (INL) in Braga, and other research organizations in Portugal, and the various related initiatives at UT Austin, including the NSF Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC) for Dynamics and Control of Materials (CDCM).

Area Directors



Carla Silva
Area Director in Portugal

 

 

Paulo Ferreira
Area Director in Portugal

 

 

Brian Korgel
Area Director in
Austin

Research Projects

MEPHEES
Nanostructured transition Metal Phosphides for Electrochemical Energy Storage
Lifeng Liu (INL) and Guihua Yu 
(UT Austin)

DREAM
Drug delivery nanosysteM for HPV infection therapy Nanotechnologies
Carla Cruz (UBI) and Andrew Ellington 
(UT Austin)

BlueEnergy
Large scale blue energy harvesting using hybrid triboelectric/photovoltaic systems for the long term deployment of Autonomous Underwater Vehicles
João Ventura 
(FCUP/UP) and Edward Yu (UT Austin)

NANOTHER
TAMs-targeted and externally controlled nanotheranostics of triple-negative-breast-cancer
Manuel Bañobre 
(INL) and Zhengrong Cui (UT Austin)

2DMS
Two dimensional magnetic semiconductors
Joaquín Rossier
 (INL) and Xiaoqin Li (UT Austin)

UT-BORN-PT
Unconventional Thermoelectrics Based on Self-Organized Binary Nanocrystal Superlatices
Yury Kolen'ko 
(INL) and Brian Korgel (UT Austin)

MECHANO
From the mechanobiology of the glial scar to the management of multiple sclerosis
Ana Pêgo 
(INEB Porto) and Laura Suggs (UT Austin)

Electrowave
ELECTROWetting heat pipes for cooling Applications in Electric Vehicles
Ana Moita 
(IST-ID) and Vaibhav Bahadur (UT Austin)

CONTROLLUB
Self lubricant coatings for high temperature applications with controlled release of the lubricious agent
Albano Carvalho 
(UC) and Yuanyue Liu (UT Austin)