Nanomechanics

Mechanical deformation of nanostructured materials leads to the emergence of phenomena that can be utilized to study unexplored physical concepts and engineer novel devices. We exploit these principles to enable the realization of technologies including ultra-thin speakers, energy efficient electromechanical switches, and tunable lasers. To achieve these new device architectures and facilitate exploration of the nanoscale, we continuously develop nanofabrication and characterization techniques.

Team Members

 

Current Projects

 

Low-Voltage Switches

Electrically Tunable Lasers