Theme: Molecular and Electronic Nanostructures
The Beckman Institute is a multidisciplinary research institute devoted to basic research in the physical science, computation, engineering, biology, behavior, and cognition. Researchers in the Molecular and Electronic Nanostructures and others have access to a wide array of powerful research tools.
Thrusts include Investigation of biological diagnostic technologies at cellular and molecular level. The major research facilities at the Biotechnology Center are the W.M. Keck Center for Comparative and Functional Genomics, Flow Cytometry Facility, Immunological Resources Center, Protein Sciences Facility, and Transgenic Animal Facility.
Theme: Nanoscale Information Technology
Thrusts include underlying telecommunications and network infrastructure (devices/circuits, algorithms, networks & systems) that powers IT applications from e-commerce to bio-informatics.
Theme: Nanoscale Systems: surfaces, interfaces, and structures
Thrusts include surface, interface and thin-film science, nanoscale synthesis and mesoscale engineering, complex materials systems, driven materials, and solid/liquid interface science.
Thrusts include: Systems Biology, Cellular and Metabolic Engineering and Genome Technology.
Theme: Nanoscale Materials and Structures
Thrusts include synthesis and processing of materials, applications to the realization of micro- and nano-electronic devices, optoelectronic devices, biomolecular electronics, and micro/nano-electromechanical systems.
Theme: Design of Biomimetic Nanoconductors
Thrusts include understanding how biomimetic nanoscale design can be utilized in devices to achieve the functions that membrane transport accomplished in biological systems: a) Electrical and electrochemical signaling, b) generation of osmotic pressures and flows, c) generation of electrical power, and d) energy transduction.
National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NSCA), and Institute for Advanced Computing Applications and Technologies (IACAT)
Theme: Computational Nanotechnology
Thrusts include: Modeling and simulation spanning length and time scales integrating nanoscale elements of biology, chemistry, physics, and material science, and experiment validation.
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