Tianbo Liu has paper featured in JMEMS

Tianbo Liu, a PhD candidate the Dickensheets research group, has a paper featured in the current Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems.  JMEMS identifies two or three papers of each issue of excellent quality and highlights them as JMEMS RightNow Papers to a large community of readers and grants open access for a limited time. The paper demonstrates a micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) beam scanner capable of biaxial scanning with simultaneous focus control, for integration into a handheld confocal microscope for skin imaging. This instrument presents the possiblitly of non-invasisive cell imagaing and elimiates the need for painful and costly biopsies.

MEMS 3-D Scan Mirror With SU-8 Membrane and Flexures for High NA Microscopy

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MONT researcher Connie Chang wins NSF CAREER Award

Connie B. Chang, Assistant Professor of Chemical and BioloConniegical Engineering recently received the National Science Foundation's Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award for her research on assembling and studying biofilms.




                                                                                                                                                                                         MSU Photo by Adrian Sanchez-Gonzalez

Murdock Charitable Trust Invests in MONT

To support the diverse, active and relevant lines of discovery and learning at MSU, the MJ Murdock Charitable Trust has awarded the Montana Nanotechnology Facility a grant to expand the facility to include soft-lithography and enhanced thin films capabilities. Watch a video on this award produced by the Trust here.

Soft lithography capabilities are essential to rapidly prototype and replicate sophisticated microfluidic systems on nano-engineered substrates. Enhanced capability for deposition of thin films is needed especially by researchers working in nano-bio-systems and energy, and will be broadly used by our nanotech community.


MSU nanotech resources available to Montana manufacturers

   Electrical engineering senior Erwin Dunbar working at MMF.

MSU Photo by Kelly Gorham

To explore cures for diseases like Alzheimer's, MONT researchers massage brain cells 


                                   Anje Kunze, right, works the students in her lab.






MSU photo by Adrian Sanchez-Gonsalez


MONT student wins NSF fellowship, hopes to fuse engineering and international development

Carol Baumbauer Receives NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Carol Baumbauer inspects a silicon chip with nano-structured polarizers.

MSU photo by Adrian Sanchez-Gonsalez