MNTL Hilights report web (Apr. 2016) - Page 3

FOUNDED MORE THAN 25 YEARS AGO AS A III-V COMPOUND SEMICONDUCTOR MATERIALS AND DEVICES RESEARCH AND INNOVATION FACILITY, THE MICRO + NANOTECHNOLOGY LAB HAS ENABLED UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS RESEARCHERS TO ADVANCE TECHNOLOGY IN HIGH-SPEED DATA COMMUNICATIONS, HIGH-EFFICIENCY LIGHTING, SOLAR POWER, FLEXIBLE ELECTRONICS, AND NOVEL MICROELECTRONICS/PHOTONICS CONCEPTS FOR NEXT-GENERATION COMPUTING ARCHITECTURES. WITH THE ADDITION OF THE BIO-NANOTECHNOLOGY LAB COMPLEX IN 2007, OUR RESEARCHERS ARE ALSO MAKING ADVANCES IN BIOMEDICAL IMAGING, BIOMEDICAL DIAGNOSTICS, AND ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING, WHILE DEVELOPING NEW TOOLS FOR LIFE SCIENCE RESEARCH. THROUGHOUT THE YEARS, WE HAVE BEEN ONE OF THE PREMIER BIO- AND NANOTECHNOLOGY TRAINING SITES FOR YOUNG SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS, PREPARING THEM TO TACKLE NEW RESEARCH PROBLEMS AND CREATE NOVEL PRODUCTS AND PROCESSES. THIS REPORT SUMMARIZES THE BREADTH AND DEPTH OF THE RESEARCH AND TRAINING PROGRAMS AT MNTL, WHICH IS ONE OF THE MOST IMPACTFUL UNIVERSITY-BASED RESEARCH LABORATORIES IN THE WORLD. MNTL HIGHLIGHTS REPORT 3