Bionanotechnology

Important Breakthrough in DNA Computing

October 28, 2014

DNA computing occurs at the intersection of molecular biology, genetics, and biochemistry, and it promises an impressive leap in computing power if successful.

New Device Harvests Movement to Generate Energy

September 4, 2014

A new small device that relies on nanotechnology successfully generates electric current from simple vibrations. Its creators look to relieve the load on batteries or eliminate them completely.

Electrospun Nanofiber Films for Biomimicry [On Location]

December 18, 2013

Conventional asymmetrical membrane structures cause severe mass transfer limitations, so future membrane designs need to focus on mimicking the functionality and specificity of biological membrane systems.

Plasma Synthesis of Metal Sulfide Nanocrystals [On Location]

December 10, 2013

Metal sulfide nanocrystals have typically been synthesized in hot solvent-solution phase systems that bring with them a host of quality and productivity issues. Current work at the University of Minnesota seeks to avoid these problems by utilizing a non-thermal plasma reactor and deposition system.

Chemical Engineer Develops Coating that Repels Mosts Liquids

January 17, 2013

From simple daily uses such as keeping clothes stain free to boosting the efficiency of ocean-going vessels, a new nanoscale coating developed at the University of Michigan promises a wide range of applications, thanks to its ability to repel mosts liquids.

December 2012 CEP Preview

December 10, 2012

This month CEP looks at biological chemical engineering, focusing on the intersection of nanotechnology and biology. In this month's preview your also have access to the full text of "Easy Ways to Improve Energy Efficiency."

A Hitchhiker’s Guide to Drug Delivery [On Location]

November 6, 2012

A novel drug delivery technique has nanoparticles thumbing for a ride aboard red blood cells. This promising work comes from researchers at the University of California, Santa Barbara, who presented their findings at the 2012 Annual Meeting in Pittsburgh.

Breakthrough in Organic Fuel-Cell Catalysts

October 9, 2012

One of the current problems with fuel cells is the catalyst that helps convert sources of stored energy such as hydrogen and oxygen into electrical energy.

Slideshow: 6th Annual ICBN

July 27, 2012

Nikala Gigliotti, an undergraduate in biomolecular engineering at the Milwaukee School of Engineering, attended the 6th annual International Conference for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (ICBN) at the University of California at Berkeley and shares photo highlights.

World's Lightest Material Unveiled

July 18, 2012

German researchers unveiled to the public the world's lightest material, which they call Aerographite. The material weights just 0.2 mg per cubic centimeter, making it 75 times lighter than Styrofoam.

SBE’s 6th International Conference on Bioengineering and Nanotechnology

February 21, 2012

This year's meeting, Bionanoscience and Bioengineering for Translational Medicine, will foster greater knowledge exchange and collaboration in the areas of bioengineering and nanotechnology – two interdisciplinary fields that cut across and integrate various areas in science, engineering, and medicine to create breakthroughs in biomedical research.

Nano-Paint Could Create Nighttime and Radar Invisibility

December 9, 2011

Carbon nanotubes are the blackest material known and they absorb a broad spectrum of light. This creates the potential for using nano-coatings to perfectly cloak objects in the dark of night and from radar at any time of day.

Antibacterial Coatings Technology at the Student Poster Session

October 31, 2011

Surya Manivannan of West Virginia University presents her poster, Synthesis and Characterization of Chloroperoxidase Conjugates for Antibacterial Coatings, at the 2011 AIChE Student Conference Poster Session. Hear what she has to say in the video panel at right.

Conductive Nanotube Cables Could Advance Renewable Energy and More

September 21, 2011

Researchers at Rice University have announced a nanotechnology success that could play a significant role in making renewable energy more practical and could contribute to many electrical applications where weight is a factor. The breakthrough: researchers have created carbon nanotubes that are approaching electrical conductivities seen in metal wires, a goal that has been pursued since the 1980s.

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