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Micro and Nanotechnology Laboratory
208 North Wright Street Urbana, Illinois 61801


Phone: 217-333-3097
Fax: 217-244-6375

Research Highlights


Microtubes create cozy space for neurons to grow, and grow fast

Published Date:November 11, 2014

Published Date: November 11, 2014

Researchers ID optimal size nanomedicine for effective cancer-fighting drug delivery

Published Date:October 22, 2014

MNTL affiliate faculty member Jianjun Cheng was part of a research team that showed there is an optimal particle size for anti-cancer nanomedicinces. Read on...

Published Date: October 22, 2014

Former intern wins 2014 MacArther Fellowship

Published Date:September 18, 2014

A former U of I intern at MNTL has received a MacArthur Fellowship (aka genius grant). Mark Hersam (BSEE 1996, PhD 2000), who worked with ECE Professor & MNTL affiliate Joe Lyding. Read on...

Published Date: September 18, 2014

Illinois engineers develop new continuous glucose-monitoring system

Published Date:September 2, 2014

 Materials Science & Engineering Professor Paul Braun, an MNTL affiliate, and his graduate student have developed a hydrogel continuous glucose monitoring system that changes color as glucose levels fluctuate. Read on...

Published Date: September 2, 2014

New optical amplifier design has potential applications in medicine

Published Date:September 2, 2014

 By combining plasmonics and optical microresonators, an ECE/MNTL team has created a new optical amplifier (or laser) design, paving the way for power-on-a-chip applications. Read on...

Published Date: September 2, 2014

Gilbert receives NSF CAREER award to study topological nanosystems

Published Date:July 25, 2014

ECE Assistant Professor Matthew Gilbert, an MNTL resident faculty member, received an NSF CAREER award to determine the potential of topological materials for making future information processing systems. Read on...

Published Date: July 25, 2014

Local news features Nano@Illinois Research Experience for Teachers

Published Date:July 10, 2014

Published Date: July 10, 2014

Muscle-powered bio-bots walk on command

Published Date:July 2, 2014

MNTL Professor Rashid Bashir and his research group have demonstrated a tiny walking robot made with a strip of skeletal muscle cells that can be triggered by an electric pulse. Read on...

Published Date: July 2, 2014