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Welcome to the nanoengineering research group at Binghamton University

Binghamton University
Binghamton engineering
mechanical engineering

We are an interdisciplinary research group in nanoengineering with expertise in mechanical, electrical, optical, and acoustical measurements, nanofabrication and characterization, dynamic system design, and modeling. Through fundamental innovations in bio-inspired engineering, nanomechanics, nanomanufacturing, and system-level integration, we are developing new paradigms of nanodevices, multi-scale nanoengineered materials, and precision sensing, control, and imaging tools. Our research addresses societal challenges in health, energy, information, and security.


2024/04/18: Dr. Zhou was named a 'Career Champion,' nominated by students for his impact on their personal and professional growth. 

2024/02/08: The collaborative work titled "Tiny Spies: Mosquito Antennae as Sensitive Sensors for Eavesdropping on Frog Calls" was awarded the 2023 Journal of Experimental Biology Outstanding Paper Prize.

2023/11/30: BingUNews spotlights our latest patent that has now been commercialized by the Canadian venture firm TandemLaunch and its spin-off company Soundskrit: "Thinner than hair, stronger than steel — and able to hear? How spider silk research led to a new kind of microphone". 

2023: Soundskrit, a company founded on our 2017 invention "the bio-inspired flow microphone", has launched the industry's first high-performance, directional MEMS microphone. Be proud to be part of this!


2023: Dr. Zhou provides comments for National Geographic.  

national geographic

2022: Our work "Outsourced hearing in an orb-weaving spider that uses its web as an auditory sensor" is featured by Scientific American, The Washington Post, Cornell News, Binghamton News, etc.

scientific american
the washington post
Cornell news
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