At The University and beyond...
Across UVA Grounds, throughout the Commonwealth and beyond, nanoSTAR strives to provide a collaborative platform for nanoscale research and commercialization of products, to provide excellence in teaching and to provide outreach that promotes science, education, and collaboration.
nanoSTAR Institute collaborates with businesses and other universities to leverage resources and expertise. These partnerships enable the acceleration of research discoveries through technology transfer and commercialization. nanoSTAR offers a web-based portal to facilitate nano-focused research interactions between engineers and scientists. Nanotechnology, which by definition sits at the cusp of engineering, materials science, and physics, enables the burgeoning medical concepts of personalized medicine, tissue re-engineering and regenerative medicine, artificial cells and exosomes, theranostics, microfluidics for diagnostics, and multi-modal imaging.
Our mission is to to make The University the premier destination for students to pursue education in nano science and medicine and for people and organizations seeking nanoscale technologies to gain access to intellectual and material resources in order to advance science and technology. We do this through facilitating not only cross-Grounds collaborations but also through collaborations with outside academic and industrial partners
Thomas Goodwin Digges Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Director of the Nanoscale Materials Characterization Facility (NMCF), Faculty Advisor for the Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) Minor
- Phase Transformations
- Materials Characterization
Professor and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Fellow, IEEE, Chair, IEEE MTT-S Publications Committee, Co-Founder and CEO, Dominion MicroProbes Inc.
- Millimeter-Wave and Terahertz Electronics
- Radio-Frequency Microelectromechanical Systems (RF-MEMS)
- Wireless and Optical Communication Systems