Nano-Bio-Mechanical Characterization Laboratory

Nano-Bio-Mechanical Characterization Laboratory

Director: Gang Feng, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Focus: Comprehensive understanding of the mechanical behavior of nanomaterials, biomaterials and biosystems through experimental techniques and theoretical modeling, leading to the rational design of nanomaterials and nanostructures.

Research Highlights:

  • Synthesis and characterization of nanoparticle thin film (NTF).
  • Synthesis and characterization of energy storage materials with nanostructures.
  • Characterization of individual nanomaterials (nanowires, nanotubes, nanoshells and nanoparticles).
  • Nanomechanical characterization and modeling of hard tissues.
  • Fundamentals of small scale mechanical characterization.

Facility Highlights:

  • Agilent Nano Indenter G200
  • Agilent 5500 Atomic Force Microscope
  • Hitachi S-4800 Field-Emission Scanning Electron Microscope