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4.27.11

Gautham Dharuman joined our group. Welcome!

 

4.20.11-

Lixin Dong serves as Co-Chair of the Track on Energy, IEEE-NANO2011.

 

3.21.11

Lixin Dong will give a talk at an ICRA2011 Workshop in Shanghai:  [IT35].

 

2.21.11

Fubo Rao will give an oral presentation at Transducers 2011 in Beijing: [IC98].

 

2.16.11-

Lixin Dong serves as an Associate Editor of IEEE-ICAR2011.

 

2.14.11

Lixin Dong will give an invited talk at 1st 3M-NANO in Changchun: [IT37].

 

 

1.10.11

Lixin Dong receives the National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development Award (NSF CAREER Award ) (NSF Award Abstract, EGR News, ECE News).

 

 

1.6.11

Zheng Fan will talk at ICRA 2011 in Shanghai: [IC97].

 

1.5.11-

Lixin Dong serves as Co-Chair of the Track on Automation in Meso, Micro and Nano-scale, IEEE-CASE 2011.

 

11.9.10-

Dr. Dong serves as General Co-Chair of the 1st 3M-NANO (International Conference on Manipulation, Measurement and Manufacturing on the Nanoscale), Changchun, China, Aug. 29-Sept. 2. 2011.

 

10.13.10

Zheng Fan presented at  IEEE-NMDC2010[IC91], [IC92], [IC93].

 

9.17.10

New Publication:  L. X. Dong and B. J. Nelson, Nanorobotic Manipulation, Handbook of Nanophysics: Nanomedicines and Nanorobotics, 1st ed, K. D. Sattler, Ed., Heidelberg: Taylor & Francis Publisher (CRC Press), Sept. 2010.

 

9.14.10

New Publication: X. D. Cui, L. X. Dong, W. H. Zhang, W. Wu, Y. Tang, and D. Erni, Numerical Investigations of a Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotube-based Multi-segmented Optical Antenna, Applied Physics B: Lasers and Optics, Vol. 101, No. 3, pp. 601-609, Nov. 2010.

 

8.18.10

New Publication: M. J. Zhang, S. Lenaghan, L. J. Xia, L. X. Dong, W. He, W. Henson, and X. D. Fan, "Nanofibers and nanoparticles from the insect-capturing adhesive of the Sundew (Drosera) for cell attachment," Journal of Nanobiotechnology, vol. 8, art. no. 20, Aug. 2010.

 

8.1.10

New Publication: X. D. Cui, W. H. Zhang, D. Erni, and L. X. Dong, "Optical properties of a nanomatch-like plasmonic structure," Journal of the Optical Society of America A - Optics, Image Science, and Vision, vol. 27, pp. 1783-1790, Aug. 2010.

 

6.30.10

Dr. Dong serves as  Program Chair  of the 1st IEEE Int. Symposium on Energy, Environment, Safety and Security (1st EESS), Monterey, California, Oct. 12-15, 2010.

 

5.4.10

New Publication: X. Y. Tao, L. X. Dong, X. N. Wang, W. K. Zhang, B. J. Nelson, and X. D. Li, B4C Nanowire/Carbon-Microfiber Hybrid Structures and Composites from Cotton T-shirts, Advanced Materials, Vol. 22, pp.2055-2059, May 2010.

Highlighted by the Royal Society of Chemistry, Discovery News, Popular Science, Xinhua Net (in Chinese)163.com (in Chinese), Softpedia, Huanqiu (in Chinese), Sina (in Chinese), CNR (in Chinese), MoD China (in Chinese)MRS, 20 Min (in German), and other media.

 

 

3.10.10

Dr. Dong serves as a Guest Editor of Advanced Robotics

for a special issue on "Cordless Technology for Milli/Micro/Nano Robots".

 

 

3.1.10

New Publication: L. X. Dong, X. Y. Tao, L. Zhang, X. B. Zhang, and B. J. Nelson, Plumbing the Depths of the Nanometer Scale: Attogram Mass Transport via Nanochannels, IEEE Nanotechnology Magazine, Vol. 4, No. 1, pp. 13-22, Mar. 2010.

 

 

2.19.10

New Publication: A. Subramanian, L. X. Dong, B. J. Nelson, and A. Ferreira, Supermolecular Switches Batch-fabricated from Multiwalled Nanotubes, Applied Physics Letters, Vol. 96, No. 7. Art. No. 073116, Feb. 2010. 

 

2.17.10

Dr. Dong was elected IEEE Senior  Member.

 

1.29.10

Dr. Fubo Rao joined our group. Welcome! Dr. Rao is co-sponsored by MSU Microtechnology Lab directed by Prof. Wen Li.

 

 

 

       Progress in robotics over the past years has dramatically extended our ability to explore the world from perception, cognition and manipulation perspectives at a variety of scales extending from the edges of the solar system down to individual atoms. At the bottom of this scale, technology has been moving toward greater control of the structure of matter, suggesting the feasibility of achieving thorough control of the molecular structure of matter atom by atom. Nanorobotics represents the next stage in miniaturization for maneuvering nanoscale objects. Nanorobotics is the study of robotics at the nanometer scale, and includes robots that are nanoscale in size and large robots capable of manipulating objects that have dimensions in the nanoscale range with nanometer resolution. The main goals of nanorobotics are to provide effective tools for the experimental explorationof the nanoworld, and to push the boundaries of this exploration from a robotics research perspective.

      The primary research direction at NanoRobotic Systems Lab (NRS Lab) lies in this emerging interdisciplinary field. The field of nanorobotics brings together several disciplines, including nanofabrication processes used for producing nanoscale robots, nanoactuators, nanosensors, and physical modeling at nano scales.  Nanorobotic systems emphasize the engineering aspect of nanorobotics and include the manufacturing and application technologies of nanorobotic manipulation systems, nanoelectromechanical systems (NEMS), and nanorobots (nano-sized robots, which have yet to be realized). NEMS will serve as both the tools to be used for fabricating future nanorobots as well as the components from which these nanorobots may be developed. At present, nanorobotic manipulation and assembly are one of the main approaches for building and characterization of NEMS. Our current projects focus on a nanorobotic assembly station using multiprobe nanorobotic manipulators inside scanning electron microscopes (SEMs), high resolution nanorobotic manipulation inside transmission electron microscopes (TEMs),  nanorobotic systems on a tip, atomic scale mass delivery, and NEMS based on shell engineered carbon nanotubes, helical nanobelts, and peapod nanowires. Targeted application fields include nanomaterial science, bionanotechnology, and nanoelectronics.

NanoRobotic Assembly: Spot WeldingNEMS: Motion Converters

2008

NanoFluidic Systems: Fluidic Junctions

2009

2007

NEMS: Linear Servo Motors

2006

NanoRobotic Characterization: Buckling NanoRobotic Manipulators: for SEM

2000

NanoRobotic Assembly: Mechanochemical InterconnectionNanoRobotic Assembly: EBIDNano Building Blocks: Telescoping CNTs

2003

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NanoFabrication: EBID Using CNT Emitters

2002

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Nano-sized Robots

NanoRobotic Manipulators

NEMS: Bearings

2004

2001

NanoRobotic Manipulators

NEMS: Linear Servo Motors

Telescoping Nanotubes

NanoRobotic Assembly: Spot Welders

NanoRobotic Characterization

NanoScopy: 3D Microscopy Using Motion Converters

NanoFluidic Systems

NanoRobotic Assembly: EBID

NanoMechanical Systems: Bearings

NanoRobotic Assembly: Mechanochemistry

EBID Using CNT Emitters

Our Footprints: Towards Nano-sized Robots

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