Nava Ariel-Sternberg is director of the shared laboratory facilities of the Columbia Nano Initiative, which brings together more than 100 research groups who collaborate on new materials, methods, and procedures to propel the promise of nanotechnology into the world.
Fibers produced by the caterpillars of a wild silk moth have outstanding cooling properties, as well as exceptional capabilities for transmitting light signals and images.
Researchers have developed a new method for fabricating a highly efficient selective solar absorber that can harness and convert sunlight to heat for use in energy-related applications, from heating water and generating steam to residential heating.
A team of Columbia Engineering researchers, led by Applied Physics Assistant Professor Nanfang Yu, has invented a method to control light propagating in confined pathways, or waveguides, with high efficiency by using nano-antennas.
Kam Leong, a versatile biomedical engineer originally trained in chemical engineering, has developed an impressive array of innovative nanotechnologies that have opened up new opportunities in biomedical research and drug delivery.