Nanoscale Science and Microsystems Engineering (NEXT Nano)

Nanoscale Science and Microsystems Engineering (NEXT Nano) is a multi-year, interdisciplinary program designed to push nanoscale science and microsystems engineering to the next level of design, function, and integration.

The Charge

The NEXT Nano Task Force will lead a major new recruitment initiative seeking to recruit outstanding faculty who can bridge disciplines to cultivate bold approaches to science and technology at the micro and nanoscale. This initiative will span a 5-year term and will result in 10 targeted (mostly) senior hires across campus in NEXT-relevant fields that will ensure Cornell’s future excellence in the areas of nanoscale science and microsystems engineering.

The interdisciplinary task force includes key participants from the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Engineering, and Weill Cornell Medicine in an effort to further unify our campuses and to take advantage of collective strengths in nanoscience and integrated, active systems. NEXT Nano labs will be co-located in clusters across campus to further encourage cross-disciplinary collaboration.

Task Force

Name Field
Melissa Hines Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Jan Lammerding Biomedical Engineering
Hening Lin Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Paul McEuen Physics
Al Molnar Electrical and Computer Engineering
David Muller Applied and Engineering Physics
Chris Ober Materials Science and Engineering
Dan Ralph Physics
Abe Stroock Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Simon Scheuring Weill Department of Medicine

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