Cornell University's Nanobiotechnology Center (NBTC)

Cornell University's Nanobiotechnology Center (NBTC)
Type Disciplines
Private University Chemistry Nanobiotechnology
Address Postal Code
Integrated Nanofluidic Systems Lab
240 Upson Hall
City State / Province
Ithaca NY
E-mail Country
Web Phone
link (607) 255-4861
(607) 255-1222

Cornell's NBTC focuses on nano-fabrication for Biomolecular Devices; Cell-Surface Interactions; and Nanoscale Cell Biology.

Researchers learn from biology to create new micro-nanoscale devices to better understand life processes.

Cornell's Nanobiotechnology Center (NBTC) is a National Science Foundation Science and Technology Center, and is characterized by its highly interdisciplinary nature and features a close collaboration between life scientists, physical scientists, and engineers. "We also share a commitment to education and outreach, taking the discoveries from the laboratory and realizing their potential benefit to society," the school says.

Cornell NBTC's Core Research Areas
  • Biomolecular Devices & Analysis
  • Cellular Microdynamics
  • Cell-Surface Interactions
  • Nanoscale Materials
  • Nanoscale Cell Biology


The Erickson Lab at Cornell University researchers have interests that revolve around the study of micro- and nanofluidics as applied to integrated nanoscale systems, optofluidics, adaptable lab-on-chip and nanomedical devices, ultracompact biosensors and electrokinetics. The goal of the work is the integration and parallel active manipulation of fluidic, photonic, and biological systems at extremely small length scales. As such the research is inherently multidisciplinary and involves fluid and thermal dynamics, optics, nanophotonics, nanofabrication, chemistry and biology.

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