Welcome to GWIN

The George Washington University Institute for Nanotechnology (GWIN) was founded in 2009 with the primary objective to improve laboratory equipment for nanotechnology research, support undergraduate research, and begin seeding new nanotechnology research projects and forming core teams. GWIN continues to build nanoscience and nanotechnology infrastructure at GW, which improves the collaboration among GWIN members, and continues to build undergraduate and graduate programs in nanotechnology to promote GW nanotechnology activity at large.

Prof. Michael Keidar
Director, GW Institute for Nanotechnology

Below, you can find GW faculty members from various disciplines who are contributing to nanoscale research.

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Michael Keidar

Plasma-based synthesis of nanostructures, plasma medicine, micropropulsion

James Lee

Mechanobiology of cancer, especially the combined effects of biological growth, porosity of tumor, structural features, drug delivery

Grace Zhang

3D nano/microfabrication, nanobiomaterials, stem cells, and drug delivery to design biologically inspired complex tissue scaffolds.

Yongsheng Leng

Computational studies of bio-related surface and interfacial interactions, Hydration force and hydrophobic interactions in aqueous system

Santiago Solares

Scanning probe microscopy (primarily multifrequency atomic force microscopy); Surface functionalization and reconstruction; Nanomechanics; Multiscale simulations ranging from quantum to continuum mechanics; Energy Materials

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Saniya LeBlanc

Energy conversion technologies using advanced materials and manufacturing techniques.

Stephen Hsu

Research- micro- nanoscale surface design and fabrication for icephobicity, drag reduction, surface texture, and adhesion

Chunlei Liang

Computational Fluid Dynamics, Multi-scale simulations

Civil and Environmental Engineering

D. Shuai

Advanced treatment technologies (e.g., oxidation, reduction, separation) for water purification with reduced energy footprint, production of renewable energy, and resource recovery from the waste.  

Department of Physics

Xiangyun Qiu

Biomolecular behaviors, genetically modified nanomaterials such as carbon nanotubes.  X-ray and neutron scattering

Department of Anatomy

Anastas Popratiloff

Director and Lead Scientist, GW Nanofabriacation and Imaging Center (OVPR)

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Electrical and Computer Engineering

Volker Sorger

Opto-electronics devices, optical information processing and computing, and smart IoT technologies.

Edward Della Torre

Magnetic Refrigeration using nanostructures and Bose-Einstein condensation of magnons in nanostructures. 

Lawrence H Bennett

Magnetic Refrigeration using nanostructures and Bose-Einstein condensation of magnons in nanostructures. 

Can Korman

Mona Zaghloul

Chemical and Gas sensors, RF MEMS, Power Sensors, Micro machined Accelerometers, Standard Integrated Circuits Technology, Simulation and Optimization of Microfluidic Flow Sensor, Fabrication Techniques to Realize MOS‑Compatible Microfluidic Micro-channels, A Monolithic CMOS Micro hotplate-Based Gas Sensor System

Ergun Simsek

Electromagnetic and optical phenomena associated with multilayered structures and nanoscale materials.

Martha Pardavi-Horvath

Fundamental magnetic and microwave properties of magnetic nanostructures and ferrites, applicable for telecommunication and biomedical devices

Department of Dermatology

Adam Friedman

Nanodermatology, delivery of nanomaterials to and through the skin

Department of Chemistry

Michael Wagner

Synthesis, study and application of solid-state inorganic materials with technologically significant magnetic, electrical, optical, electrochemical or catalytic properties