Nanomaterials, Nanomanufacturing, and Nanodevice (n3) Laboratory

Yeom Research Group

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Michigan State University

msu logo.

Welcome to Nanomaterials, Nanomanufacturing, and Nanodevice (n3) Laboratory!


We are interested in the areas of micro and nano-manufacturing, functional nanomaterials, and device design and fabrication for micro/nanosystems.
Individual nanomaterials exhibit superior electronic, mechanical, and optical properties compared to their bulk counterpart, but when assembled into a device or system, their salient features are often compromised due to the lack of a suitable fabrication process. One of our research foci is to develop scalable nanomanufacturing technology to place nanomaterials, especially 1D nanomaterials (e.g. nanotubes and nanowires), into desired locations with high precision and alignment and without sacrificing their intrinsic properties. We are also interested in developing low-cost, large-area fabrication techology for a periodic array of nanodots and vertically-aligned nanowires directed integrated onto substrates. To achieve these goals, we employ hybrid approaches using top-down and bottom-up methods.

With these assembled nanomaterials as building blocks and by scalable nanomanufacturing technology, we are looking to construct multifunctional devices and systems with efficient energy conversion, chemical/biological separation and detection, and environmental monitoring. Examples of the devices we are interested in building are (i) highly sensitive and selective gas sensor systems for explosives, toxic industrial compounds, volatile organics, and breath biomarkers, (ii) small-scale energy harvesting and storage devices, (iii) separation systems for gases and water, and (iv) opto-electronic devices.

What's new in our group?

9/11/2014 : A full paper, "Soft lithographic printing and transfer of photosensitive polymers: Facile fabrication of free-standing structures and patterning fragile and unconventional substrates"
was accepted in Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering.

9/3/2014 : Xiaolu (Amberley) Huang
joined our group from SJIT in China (Ph.D. student).

7/3/2014 : A full paper, "Hierarchically structured re-entrant microstructures for superhydrophobic surfaces with extremely low hysteresis," was accepted in Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering.

5/21/2014 : Dr. Yeom gave a talk in
Buckeye Micro-Nano Hour Seminar series at Ohio State University.

5/8/2014 : Zak Baumer from Chemical Engineering joined in our lab as an undergraudate researcher (EnSURE).

3/29/2014 : Dr. Yeom received Annual NRC/ASEE Postdoctoral Research Publications Awards from Naval Research Laboratory.

2/5/2014 : N3 lab welcomes Yaozhong (Ragnar) Zhang from SJIT in China (Ph.D. student).

1/7/2014 : Jongwon Jack Kim from Dongguk University in Korea joined our lab as an exchange visiting researcher. (EnSURE)

12/3/2013 : N3 lab welcomes Snehan Peshin (Ph.D. student).

11/21/2013 : Dr. Yeom presented a paper at ASME IMECE 2013 in San Diego, CA.

10/28/2013 : Jared Gaumer from Physics joined our group as an undergraduate researcher.

8/5/2013 : Dr. Yeom joins Department of Mechanical Engineering at MSU as an assistant professor.

7/24/2013 : A full paper, "Decoupling Diameter and Pitch in Silicon Nanowire Arrays Made by Metal-Assisted Chemical Etching," is available online in Advanced Functional Materials. Link

Home | Research | People | Publications | Teaching | Gallery | Positions | Contact
2013 n3 Laboratory. All rights reserved.