University of Dayton

University of Dayton
Type Disciplines
Private University Physics Nanostructures Engineering Composites Fabrication Nanoparticles
Address Postal Code
300 College Park 45469
City State / Province
Dayton OH
E-mail Country
Web Phone
link (937) 229-1000

The University of Dayton's Research Institute, and two other universities, received a $22.5 million grant in 2005 to build the Wright Center of Innovation in polymer nanotechnology research. The University of Dayton is also a partner in the Center for Multifunctional Polymer Nanomaterials and Devices (CMPND), along with Ohio State University and the University of Akron. CMPND focuses on polymer nanocomposites, polymer photonics, and biosensors.

Aside from the governemnt funding, more than 50 private firms (including GE Aircraft Engines, Goodrich, Boeing and Honda) and smaller Ohio educational and research centers to provide $80 million in cash and support for the CMPND program.

The University of Dayton has a Nano Physics Group where research is performed on the growth, processing, and characterization of bulk and artificially grown structures for electro-optical applications. This is enhanced by its atomic force microscope (AFM), which is one of the most powerful tools that are routinely used for characterization of nanostructured materials.

The Nanoscale Engineering Science and Technology (NEST) Laboratory is a multi-user facility located on campus at the university. The laboratory is fully equipped with instrumentation that enables cutting-edge research and development through the interrogation, characterization and manipulation of materials at the nanoscale. Capabilities of the NEST include transmission electron microscopy (TEM), environmental and high-resolution scanning electron microscopy (SEM), atomic force microscopy (AFM), Raman spectroscopy, confocal microscopy, and surface profilometry.

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