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Nai-Chang Yeh

Harry A. Atwater, Jr.
Julia R. Greer
James R. Heath
Nathan S. Lewis
Oskar J. Painter
Michael Roukes
Axel Scherer
Keith Schwab
Kerry J. Vahala


image Michael L. Roukes
Robert M. Abbey Professor of Physics, Applied Physics, and Bioengineering

B.A., University of California (Santa Cruz), 1978; Ph.D., Cornell University, 1985.

phone: 626.395.2916
location: 104 Sloan Annex
mail code: 114-36

Research Group |

My group's research activities are currently focused upon developing and using of nanodevices in the exploration of single-quantum and single-molecule phenomena. The systems we are building have a range of applications that span fundamental measurement, engineering, and biological and medical sciences.

Our ongoing efforts include:

  • Alliance for nanosystems VLSI (very-large-scale integration) with CEA/Leti-MINATEC, Grenoble, France.
  • Nanoelectromechanical systems (NEMS): physics, fabrication, and applications.
  • Nanomechanical devices for single-cell/single-molecule biosensing.
  • Quantum electro mechanics.
  • Applications of hybrid micro-/nano- technology to neurophysiology.

The KNI is located in Steele Laboratory
kni@caltech.edu | 626.395.1547
1200 East California Boulevard, 107-81, Pasadena, CA USA 91125
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