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Nanobiotechnology Research at Penn: A New Video Marking a Milestone

It has been nearly a decade now since the Nano/Bio Interface Center (NBIC) began as an interdisciplinary research center at the University of Pennsylvania.  In 2004, the National Science Foundation awarded a grant that initiated the Center as a Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center. , As such, the NBIC brings together researchers from across the campus from five schools and ten departments.  In nearly a decade, the initial grant was renewed and research collaborations have flourished on campus, across the country and indeed, around the world.  Excitement over this milestone and a reflection of what the future might hold has been captured in a new video about the NBIC and it’s new facilities.

The research of the NBIC is focused around three central themes of biomolecular optoelectronics, molecular motions, and single-molecule probes.  The impact of this research will be realized in a wide range of fields including energy harvesting, biomedical diagnostics, and environmental sensing.  This introductory video takes you behind the scenes of the new NanoProbes Facility in the Singh Center for Nanotechnology.  Penn researchers share their vision for this multidisciplinary research and graduate students reflect on the experience of combining nanoscale research, education outreach, and international collaborations.

Come back to this site in the future to view additional videos on education and community outreach as well as an in-depth view of the instrumentation that facilitates this cutting-edge research.  Enjoy!

Nano/Bio Interface Center @ The University of Pennsylvania
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