We are interested in the areas of micro and nano-manufacturing, functional nanomaterials, and device design and fabrication for micro/nanosystems. Individual nanomaterials exhibit superior electronic, mechanical, and optical properties compared to their bulk counterpart, but when assembled into a device or system, their salient features are often compromised due to the lack of a suitable fabrication process. One of our research foci is to develop scalable nanomanufacturing technology to place nanomaterials, especially 1D nanomaterials (e.g.
The Microproducts Breakthrough Institute is a unique collaboration between Oregon State University and the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory focused on the development and commercialization of microchannel-based technologies for energy, medical, environmental and national security applications. Formed in 2003, the MBI model is to include academic, federal laboratory and industrial researchers in the same facility and to support the researchers with unique fabrication, modeling and testing capabilities tailored to the development of microchannel devices.
Our mission is to innovate, develop and apply cutting edge multi-functional, multi-scale, multi-material processing technologies for reliable and affordable manufacturing solutions across size domains, and educate students on the state-of-the-art in manufacturing science.