Category: Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
- Project Title Professor
Florida Tech's nanotechnology minor program is the only one worldwide to have more than 6 credits of lab course experience and will soon be summarized in nanotechnology's first ever lab manual. The Journal of Nano Education is based at Florida Tech.
A class of three-dimensional micro force sensors and a class of substrates with integrated micro force sensors will be developed to measure the cell sensitivities to local stiffness; A class of continuous substrates with stiffness patterns at micro- and nano-meter scales will be developed to study cell sensitivities to local substrate stiffness (SS); Based on the obtained experimental results, a detailed biophysical model will be established at the molecular level to describe the dynamic cell mechanosensitive mechanism and process to SS.
This project applies an interdisciplinary approach to curriculum development to create courses, lecture modules and laboratory experiments related to hydrogen and fuel cells. Project assessment will determine the effectiveness of the laboratory curriculum. Classes improved by this project will provide public and private sectors with skilled employees and researchers in hydrogen technology. The hydrogen-based curriculum will further the student understanding of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies and offer undergraduate and graduate students a career path into renewable energy.