Welcome to NAMI group!

NAMI group focuses on research in nanoscale materials and electronics. The research activities include, but not limited to, the synthesis and characterization of nanomaterials and structures, and development of novel devices with low power consumption, enhanced performance, versatile functionalities and high integration density.

As one of the national initiative, nanotechnology, which exploits materials of dimension smaller than 100 nanometers, is addressing the challenge of the present microelectronic industry and offering exciting new possibilities. This is in accord with Richard Feynman’s speech back in 1959, when he described “to synthesize nanoscale building blocks with precisely controlled size and composition, and assemble them into larger structures with unique properties and functions.” This vision has continued to spark the imagination of generations of scientists.

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Our Research Goals

Utilizing bottom-up (physical, chemical, and biological assembly) and top-down (lithography) techniques to fabricate desired nanostructures, devices, and systems with high resolution, reliability, and efficiency.
With in-depth investigations of these nanomaterials and devices using the state-of-the-art experimental techniques, our goal is to:

To synthesize high quality nanomaterials (metallic, semiconducting, and magnetic materials) with tailored properties to serve as the building blocks for advanced devices and systems.
To systematically characterize nanomaterials and nanoscale hybrid structures to gain fundamental and comprehensive understanding about their physical properties.
To create nanoscale electronic memory and logic devices with high-density, high-speed, low-power, and multi-functionality.
To build advanced nanoscale chemical and biological sensors with enhanced sensitivity, selectivity, reliability, and durability for health and public security applications.
To incorporate nanomaterials with polymer materials to develop highly-efficient, low-cost solar cells for energy applications.
To integrate the electronics, sensor, and energy supply building blocks into portable nanoscale systems with signal detection and processing for a wide range of applications.