Nanotechnology Enabled Research at the North Dakota's Center for Nanoscale Science and Engineering: Novel Approaches to Sensing
North Dakota State University, US
North Dakota State Universities Center for Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE) was established in 2002 to provide the DoD with sensor design and prototyping capability to satisfy current and future homeland security and warfighting needs. The infrastructure (facilities and equipment) and staff were established to support this mission. In addition, through cooperative teaming arrangements several key technologies in electronic materials, design, fabrication, and packaging were transferred from industrial partners including Tessera, Alien, Paratek Microwave, Signal Technology, Superconducting Technologies, and Symyx Technologies (www.ndsu.nodak.edu/cnse/ ). Sensor technologies being developed include wireless networks, electronics design and miniaturization, battery and power source development, power management and harvesting, antenna design, and biological and chemical transducer development. Despite being a relatively new university center for nanotechnology, CNSE is developing a unique identity and reputation as it combines novel nanoscale engineered materials with engineers that can quickly develop these novel materials into prototype devices. This presentation will give an overview of the current and future nanotechnology enabled research and engineering taking place at CNSE with a special emphasis on new approaches to Improvised Explosive Device (IED) detection.
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