By now, it is a common pattern. We hear that nanotechnology will revolutionize the world. The news reports on a novel nanomaterial, nanowire-, carbon nanotube-, graphene- an endless litany of exotic names, could be used to make wonderful biological sensors, photovoltaics, chemical sensors, etc. However, the hype rarely transforms into reality – the vast majority of these applications are not viable due to the very expensive nanomaterials and undeveloped methods of their handling. The path to commercialization of nanomaterials-based biosensors (and many other devices) requires development across the entire process chain- synthesis, deposition, device design & fabrication, and testing. While these are very difficult tasks, they present a great opportunity. The opportunity to profoundly impact the world with transformational technology. And US Nano is striving to do exactly that.
US Nano was founded in 2010 by a team of entrepreneurs and scientists from the University of Notre Dame. It had its first goal as establishing a strong platform for inexpensive nanomaterials production and deposition. Today this platform is what is enabling us to reliably design and build sensors, which will translate into commercially viable mass products that will improve our lives.
Our mission is to deliver high-performance affordable sensors.
We are doing this by harnessing the power of nanomaterials and their unique properties. Transitioning a technology from the lab to the market requires numerous conditions to be met. It is one thing to demonstrate a sensor prototype of a working sensor in a laboratory setting. And it is much more difficult to make such sensors scalable, reliable and inexpensive enough to be mass produced. To ensure that our technology is commercially viable we are working at the cutting edge of many different disciplines. We have been fortunate enough to assemble a team of exceptional scientists and engineers who share our common vision and our passion to transform the world.