NEWS! The Mechanosynthesis Group is moving to MIT, and has openings for graduate students and postdocs at MIT, starting in Summer or Fall 2013. If you are interested, please contact Prof. Hart (email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org) and include your CV, a brief statement of interests, and your three most important publications.
The Mechanosynthesis Group, led by Prof. John Hart, aims to create new manufacturing technologies for micro- and nanoscale materials and devices, and for their assembly and integration at larger scales. In addition to manufacturing tools and processes, applications of our work include new and improved composite materials, flexible electronics, engineered surfaces, energy storage systems, medical devices, and bio/chemical sensors. We seek to transition our results to industry and eventually to the marketplace, and to do novel, well-informed, and comprehensive research along the way.
To make this possible, we seek five key strengths in our work: mastering the fundamentals of nanoscale materials synthesis and processing; designing and building new laboratory instruments for process discovery and optimization; inventing creative machines and methods for scalable manufacturing; combining analytical modeling with precision measurements; and having a keen vision of how new materials and manufacturing technologies can result in disruptive value propositions. We also appreciate that public understanding of new technologies is essential for commercialization and widespread adoption. We communicate our work to broad audiences via courses, workshops, and presentations at conferences spanning across disciplines of science, engineering, architecture, and art. We hope that you enjoy learning about our work here.