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Article Type: Web sites From: Sensor Review, Volume 30, Issue 4
The University of Cincinnati Nanoworld and Smart Materials and Devices Laboratory
The UC Nanoworld and Smart Materials and Devices Laboratory develops innovative smart materials, sensors, and devices with the main concentration of research in the nanotechnology, biomimetics, composites, and smart structures fields.
Nanoworld’s comprehensive web site provides details on the lab’s Research, which is divided into three main concentrations – carbon nanotube synthesis, biosensors, and structural health monitoring. Also included on the research page are research videos and links to research overviews and presentations.
Additional webpages contain extensive information on the lab’s publications; patents; collaborators including general nano LLC, a University of Cincinnati nanotechnology company spin-off, conferences, news, courses, and people.
Owlstone, with offices in the UK and the US, is a company that has developed a complete chemical detection system on a chip using leading-edge micro- and nano-fabrication techniques.
Owlstone’s homepage highlights its latest news and its field asymmetric ion mobility spectrometer (FAIMS) products, which rapidly monitor a broad range of chemicals at very low quantities.
Other tabs feature information on Owlstone’s markets and applications; technology; management; and careers. Product videos, slideshows, white papers, and presentations are available on this well-organized site.
Nano Research Group
The Nano Research Group is part of the School of Electronics and Computer Science at the University of Southampton. Its research is focused on fabrication and engineering at the nanometre-length scale to produce a wide range novel devices and integrated systems.
The Nano Group’s web site is divided into three main parts. The research themes provides links to its area of research, which include: nanotechnology and nanoelectronics, quantum information technology, micro and nanoelectromechanical systems, nanophotonics, bionanotechnology and lab on a chip, RF systems, and biomimetics. The other two divisions of the site provide descriptions of the Southampton Nanofabrication Centre, a state-of-the-art facility for nanofabrication and characterization; as well as an overview of the Nano Group, its people, PhD opportunities, consultancy, and events.
Ajayan Research Group
The Ajayan Research Group is the nanomaterials laboratory of the Department of Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science at Rice University. The Group’s research involves advanced nanomaterials with specific application areas in alternative energy, multifunctional nanocomposites, and electronics/sensor technologies.
The Group’s web site is clear and concise, inviting the visitor to correspond with the members of the group and its collaborators, whose contact details are all listed. The site also includes PDFs to the Group’s publications and news articles.