Welcome

Welcome to the Design for Emerging and Nanoscale Manufacturing research group, which is led by Associate Professor Hayden Taylor and based in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley.

Our mission is to invent, model, and simulate a new generation of manufacturing processes, to reduce energy consumption and materials usage. We are particularly interested in processes that can manufacture designs with a large amount of spatial complexity, and where process physics interact with the geometrical layout of designs to determine manufacturing yield. Applications span from semiconductor manufacturing through tissue scaffold engineering to structured heat-transfer and phase-change surfaces.

The group’s present work follows three inter-related thrusts: (A) multi-scale additive manufacturing and 3D lithography, including computed axial lithography (CAL), (B) computational mechanics in micro- and nano-scale lithography and surface engineering, and (C) engineering surfaces for heat and mass transfer.

Our work has addressed plasma etch, polymer bonding, chemical mechanical polishing, and mechanical exfoliation of van der Waals-bonded solids. We have particular expertise in mechanical lithography processes including micro-embossing and nanoimprint lithography (NIL).

Learn more about our group's work here.