University of California, Santa Barbara

Microscale and Nanoscale Engineering

The Mechanical Engineering Department has been developing a multidisciplinary approach to develop the information, mechanical, manufacturing, and biomechanical technologies that will dominate science and economy in the 21st century. We are making breakthroughs in the design, analysis, and control of nanometer scale structure and functions, where the top-down approach of electronics manufacture converges with the bottom-up assembly principles of nanomechanics and biology. We are building upon the existing collaborative strengths of our on-campus units, especially the California Nanosystems Institute and the Materials Research Laboratory, and seek new alliances with industry, universities, and national laboratories.

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