Biomedical Engineering and Nanotechnology

The science of nanotechnology involves the development of new materials with dimensions on the order of tens to a few hundreds of nanometers. Nanomaterials have emergent properties that are a direct result of their size. These are proving to have a broad range of applications in medicine, biological research. Included in Nano-technology research are

  • Nano porous membranes
  • Nanoparticle-based drug delivery
  • Nano biomechanics Nanostructured materials for biological sensing

The roles of mechanics at the molecular and cellular level have been shown to play a critical role in biology. Researchers employ the atomic force microscope, Optical tweezers, magnetic tweezers, bioforce probe and microcantilevers to study the mechanics which serve to influence life at the sub-cellular level.