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The chemistry, biochemistry and physics of the living world provide tremendous inspiration for the development of nanostructured materials and devices that combine superior performance with sustainability thus contrasting with many of the synthetic structures that we use today.

NanoBioNYC builds on advanced experimental and computational nanoscience and bioscience carried out by research competitive CUNY faculty members to develop ground breaking bio-nanoscience solutions to address urgent issues relating to human and planetary health.

Focus Area I:

Green Energy Solutions

Development of bio-inspired energy harvesting

Focus Area II:

Interfacing Nanotechnology and Biology

Development of nanoscale tools and methods to form precisely controlled nanostructured surfaces that are ideally suited to study nanoscale interfaces with complex environments relevant to both biomedical and environmental contexts, in particular in biosensing and targeted diagnostics

Focus Area III:

Bio-Inspired Design of Green Functional Materials

Development of complex adaptive, metabolic systems, and functional materials from the bottom up through systems-level design

Focus Area IV:

Cross-Cutting Computational Research

Development of theory and computational approaches to study the complexity of biological ensembles and interfaces systems studied in Focus Areas I-III

CHEM 79051: Basic Laboratory Techniques for Research in Nanotechnology and Materials Chemistry

Spring 2023  Fridays 3:00 - 5:00 PM

Students will receive hands-on practical laboratory training at CUNY Advanced Science Research Center’s state-of-the-art core facilities:

  • Nanofabrication: Introduction to process units in nanofabrication to produce complex micro and nanostructures

  • Nanoscale Imaging: cryoEM, TEM, SEM, STED imaging, chemical analysis, and 3D reconstruction of (biological) samples at (sub) nanometer resolution.

  • Live Imaging: characterize the dynamics of nanomaterials and the interaction between nano and bio system using fluorescence confocal microscopy

  • Surface Science: surface characterization of (biological) samples using XPS, TOF, SIMS, and AFM

  • NMR: molecular characterization of bioinspired materials using solution and solid-state NMR

  • Computation: basics of quantum and molecular dynamic computation complemented by hands-on simulations of nanomaterials and biological systems

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