Few modern advances in science and technology have been as promising as the revolution in nanoscale engineering. The ability to locate, observe, manipulate and fabricate at the molecular and atomic levels has implications for cancer treatments, alternative fuels, solid-state lighting, environmental remediation, high-bandwidth communications, and a host of other endeavors.
Combined with our current facilities, the new instruments enhance our ability to measure the physical properties and behavior of materials and to correlate their structure and chemistry -- all at the level of the nanometer and the angstrom. They are also helping us study nanomaterials in more dynamic environments while charting their reactivity. In short, they give us capabilities that rival those of any nano research group anywhere.
Lehigh's Center for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology provides a focal point for research on nanocharacterization, nanoparticles, sustainable nanoengineering, advanced ceramic materials, packaging for microelectronic and optoelectronics, and nanofabrication. Across our programs, Lehigh researchers and graduate students benefit from the breadth and sophistication of our nanotechnology resources -- including our Electron Microscopy Facility, Light Optical Microscopy Facility, Quantitative Image Analysis Facility, Polymer Characterization Laboratory, and Nano and Micro-Mechanical Behavior Laboratory.