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The Size of the Future

An interview with Shubhra Gangopadhyay, Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering

Shubhra Gangopadhyay is the one of the few female faculty at MU’s Center for Micro/Nano Systems and Nanotechnology. She’s also the one in charge of developing the center. In the Electrical and Computer Engineering department, of which Gangopadhyay is the LaPierre Endowed Chair Professor, she is one of three women. “There is a shortage of female scientists and female professors, in general,” Gangopadhyay says. “And in engineering, it is really not good.”

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Atomic Force Microscopy: How it Works

From an interview with Gavin King, Assistant Professor of Physics, Joint Assistant Professor of Biochemistry

The atomic force microscope, which Dr. King says “beats the pants off of” any optical microscope, is powerful enough to view molecules and even individual atoms. Here Dr. King describes how it works.

Shrinking the Small

From an interview with Shubhra Gangopadhyay, Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering

Nano-sized particles—clusters of molecules so small that 100,000,000 would fit across a single hair—can be built by attatching molecules together or by smashing apart bigger clusters. Shubhra Gangopadhyay’s lab does both. Her work will result in amazing new technologies, some of which will be used by the U.S. Department of Defense.