Nanotechnology involving nanomaterial synthesis, fabrication of nanostructures, nano-electronics/ sensing and nanobiomolecular engineering has been a great impact on healthcare purposes such as molecular diagnostics, targeted therapeutics, point-of-care testing, and healthcare monitoring devices. We aim at not only applying the most recent and innovative approaches in nanotechnology, but also intersecting various disciplines of science and engineering to achieve improvements in patient care in the clinic as well as home and community settings. Our goal is to implement ‘next-generation’ healthcare systems utilizing smart, multifunctional nanomaterials to overcome the limitations of current standard technologies.
- Nanotechnology Systems for Diagnosis of Infections
The emergence and spread of infectious diseases are a serious threat to the global society. A rapid and sensitive platform for diagnosis that can be widely applied in the community is in great need. We apply nanomaterials and nanomolecular engineering approaches to detect the infectious pathogens and other disease targets with great speed and accuracy, which would allow optimized treatment and eventually prevent the spread of the disease.
- Healthcare Devices and Sensor Technology
Nanotechnology offers a promising solution to physical, chemical, and biological sensing in light of detection selectivity and sensitivity. Recently, carbon-based and metal nanostructures have been used to detect the presence of chemical species and biological components, as well as to monitor various physical parameters. Our efforts focus on synthesizing and fabricating nanomaterials for newly emerging optical, opto-electronic, and opto-chemical sensors that can be used for state-of-the-art healthcare systems.
- Multifunctional and Ultrasensitive Nanomaterials
- Smart Electronics and Sensors
- Biomolecular Signal Amplification
- Nanobiosystems Engineering