NEST Lab-1

Welcome! The NEST Lab works to discover and develop new knowledge that brings important solutions to society. Our approach is to build expertise that is firmly rooted in thermal sciences, while integrating fundamentals from nearly all of the traditional disciplines of science and engineering to solve important problems. Many of our solutions are enabled by the unique and exciting science at the nanoscale.

A little more: We conduct research, often on interdisciplinary teams, to understand and design transport and energy conversion in nanostructures and devices. We develop tools and equipment across several orders of scale for this purpose. Technologies that we currently work on include optical rectenna, industrial-scale production of aligned carbon nanotubes, and break-through applications of aligned carbon nanotubes. We work with many good people who make it easy to have fun doing what we do.

Intellectual Products

Organizations Hatched by NEST and Friends






Current NEST Team






Baratunde Cola







David Brown







Eric Tervo







Zhe Cheng







Erik Anderson







Stephan Turano


Undergraduate Researchers

Aalok Patel

Joshua Preston


NEST Alumni