Welcome to the W. M. Keck Institute for Attofluidic Nanotube-Based Probes at Drexel University
The research in the W. M. Keck Institute is focused on developing multifunctional nanoscale devices from a various nanostructures (e.g. carbon nanotubes) for applications in engineering, physical and life sciences, and medicine. The W. M. Keck Institute studies the novel properties of nanostructures and employs them in devices that can be manipulated remotely, are capable of metering and transporting ultra-low volumes of fluid (as small as one attoliter), and can measure the electrical, thermal, optical and mechanical characteristics in a confined fluid environment. Several applications of developed technology are being explored, including minimally invasive intracellular probing and drug delivery, single cell surgery, molecular scale manufacturing, and environmental sensing.
The W. M. Keck Institute was established in July 2008 at Drexel University to develop novel nanostructure-based devices for applications in engineering, physical and life sciences, and medicine. The team consists of Drexel University faculty, research staff, and graduate and undergraduate students from several disciplines and departments. The W. M. Keck Institute is part of the A. J. Drexel Nanotechnology Institute at Drexel University and is situated in the Edmund D. Bossone Research Enterprise Center. The W. M. Keck Institute is complemented by the world-class research facilities, faculty, staff, and students at Drexel University.