Project Details


DNA Based Three-Dimensional Nanofabrication DNA Based Three-Dimensional Nanofabrication The proposal titled DNA-based Three-dimensional Nanofabrication is submitted in response to the BRC topic in DNA-based Molecular Scale Nanofabrication from the Office of Naval Research (BAA-09-017, topic #3). We, a team of nine investigators, propose to use DNAbased self-assembly to fabricate three-dimensional (3D), molecular-scale components. Our primary goal is to solve the technical problems that stand in the way of developing 3D DNA nanostructures into functional self-assembled materials, with a particular emphasis on photonic applications. We will illustrate these challenges by outlining the path to a few types of nanophotonic devices. This proposal begins with ideas for building periodic and non-periodic 3D DNA structures, nanoscale scaffolds for photonic components, and chemical modifications of the DNA scaffolds themselves to produce functional materials. This multidisciplinary team will be led by Dr. Hao Yan at Arizona State University. The co-investigators are as follows: Ned Seeman and James Canary from New York University, William Shih from Harvard Medical School, Chengde Mao from Purdue University, Steve Chou from Princeton University, Stuart Lindsay and Yan Liu from Arizona State University, Shengli Zou from U. of Central Florida. The proposed research will provide various new and significant approaches to DNAbased nanofabrication. This project ultimately seeks to go beyond the evident limits confronting current top-down techniques for the fabrication of nanodevices. This will lead to smaller, faster, and more diverse devices that will be of value to Naval needs. Total funds requested to develop the proposed research is $3.2 million for the 4 year period.
Effective start/end date8/9/098/8/14


  • DOD-NAVY: Office of Naval Research (ONR): $3,199,478.00


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