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.

January 3, 2019

NanoES Faculty Profile: Peter Pauzauskie

Design, synthesis, and integration of quantum nanoscale materials Peter Pauzauskie, associate professor of materials science and engineering, joined the Institute for Nano-Engineered Systems (NanoES) in spring 2018. Pauzauskie’s research group synthesizes atomically-precise nanoscale materials to understand and harness their optical and electronic properties for potential applications in next-generation quantum sensors, advanced biomedical devices, and solid-state…

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…