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Center for Nanosensor Technology • (907) 474-7326
The Center for Nanosensor Technology was founded in 2001 within the College of Science, Engineering and Mathematics as a base for research and development of microscale sensors. Partially funded by the U.S. Department of Defense, the center is involved in the design, simulation, prototyping and testing of low-power miniature sensor networks for biological, chemical, physical and other applications. Research is aimed at developing ultra-sensitive receiver and data processing systems capable of detecting very low-power signals that can be used for science, government and industrial applications.
The center operates a Chip Scale Packaging process line in a Class 100 clean room on the Fairbanks campus. The sensor packages will have broad practical applications in the areas of human health, wildlife biology, security and homeland defense. UAF faculty, along with undergraduate and graduate students, are involved in sensor technology and microelectronics research. Other areas of research and development include small antenna design, radio wave propagation measurements and wireless communication systems. A commercialization center, created in partnership with the UAA College of Business and Public Policy and UA Statewide, will work with Alaska industries to develop and market sensor systems. The focus will be on commercial application of nanosensor technology in Alaska and throughout the world.