How to connect the best of the digital world with the physical world that we live in. This effort started with the development of user interfaces and expanded to encompass studies of how information can be represented in, and transformed by, natural mechanisms.
The Molecular Machines group develops technologies and chemistries to establish the field
of printing functional devices and materials. Goals include desktop fabrication of computers
onto paper and bidirectional molecular interfaces between computers and living systems.
Prof. Joseph Jacobson
The Nanoscale Sensing group applies micro- and nano-fabrication technologies
towards the development of novel methods for probing biological systems. Current focus is
on using electrical- and nano-mechanical detection schemes for analyzing DNA, proteins, and
Prof. Scott Manalis
The Quanta group seeks to build information technology from the fundumental
building blocks of physical media: atoms and molecules.
Prof. Isaac Chuang
The Physics & Media group studies the relationship between the content of information and its
physical representation, from olecular quantum compters to virtuosic musical instruments.
Prof. Neil Gershenfeld
Bits & Atoms