UTSA Alamo CIMA Mentor

Dr. Ethan Ahn

Nanotechnology: From Energy Harvesting to Quantum Teleport

Nanotechnology has become a critical field of study for decades by enabling transformative innovations in a wide variety of disciplines of fundamental science, electronics, mechanics, and biomedical engineering. How small is nano? One nanometer is one-billionth of a meter; a sheet of paper is about 100,000 nanometers thick, a strand of human DNA is 2.5 nanometers in diameter, and a human hair is approximately 80,000-100,000 nanometers wide. However, nanotechnology means much more than simply being so small. Dr. Ethan Ahn, a faculty member of Electrical Engineering at UTSA, is conducting numerous research on nanotechnology to create novel nanoscale materials and devices for machine learning, robotics, quantum computing, and energy-harvesting applications. Participating students will work under Dr. Ahn's supervision to gain hands-on research experience on these research areas in Nanotechnology.


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