Areas of Research

Nanostructured materials exhibit fascinating properties distinct from those of bulk materials and are being used in applications as diverse as drug delivery, solar energy, and lubrication.

Northwestern is a world leader in nanomaterials research with cutting-edge efforts in synthesis, processing, and atomic-scale characterization. Several start-up companies have been founded by faculty.

Research Areas

  • Carbon nanotubes
  • Semiconductor nanowires
  • 2-D Materials
  • Nanoplasmonic structures
  • Supramolecular assemblies
  • Polymer-nanomaterial composites