Our increasing abilities to control, understand and manipulate matter and related interactions are transforming many areas in science and technology. Such advances have been, to a large extent, enabled by the convergence of techniques and perspectives from a broad range of disciplines.
The research interests at UC Merced in the field of nanoscale science and technology include
- directed assembly of nanostructures for information and energy transfer (Ghosh, Hirst)
- optical properties of nanostructures (Ghosh, Scheibner, Strubbe),
- quantum optics and quantum information in nanoscale systems including superconducting quantum computing, semiconductor optics, and nanomechanics (Tian, Chien)
- combination of physics and biochemistry methodologies to tune the nano-machinery of molecular motors (Xu).