To identify fundamental phenomena in materials and processes at the micro-nano length scales and in biological systems. Solve challenging issues in these areas to realize advanced applications in the fields of energy, manufacturing, materials, design and medicine. Realizing this objective primarily involves the development appropriate computational and experimental tools and measurement techniques specific to micro, nano and biological systems.
Faculty with MNBE (Micro-Nano-Bio Sciences and Engineering) as their research focus look at a range of phenomenon which occur at length scales in the order of a few nano-meters to micro-meters and also at various processes in biological systems. Understanding gleaned from these phenomena are then transformed to enable several advancements such as microlevel systems for energy harvesting, to realize advanced materials for energy applications, for the treatment of diseases and the manufacture of nanograined materials useful for hydrogen storage.
Having a significant science and interdisciplinary flavor, students with MNBE as the focus, are employable in a wide range of industries, national and international research enterprises. We also encourage them to take up academic positions and fortify their research and teaching abilities through specialized seminar courses on research methods and teaching assistantships in close association with faculty.