NanoES Institute

Research


The NanoES vision is to act as a magnet for researchers in nanoscience and nanoengineering, enabling them to develop solutions to its grand challenges: the scalable, high-yield manufacture of nano-engineered systems in information processing, energy, health, and interconnected life.

November 14, 2018

Scientists engineer a functional optical lens out of 2D materials

Via UW News In optics, the era of glass lenses may be waning. In recent years, physicists and engineers have been designing, constructing and testing different types of ultrathin materials that could replace the thick glass lenses used today in cameras and imaging systems. Critically, these engineered lenses — known as metalenses — are not…


July 22, 2017

UW team develops fast, cheap method to make supercapacitor electrodes for electric cars, high-powered lasers

Supercapacitors are an aptly named type of device that can store and deliver energy faster than conventional batteries. They are in high demand for applications including electric cars, wireless telecommunications and high-powered lasers. But to realize these applications, supercapacitors need better electrodes, which connect the supercapacitor to the devices that depend on their energy. These…