Jim Gimzewski's research is deeply connected with convergence  of nanoscale science and technology with an emphasis on complexity, emergence self-organization and mechanics on the nanoscale. His research encompasses crucial aspects of physics, chemistry, engineering and life sciences, medicine and art.


Research Examples:

Professor Gimzewski's Research Consists Of:

  1. Nanomechanical dynamics and nanoarchitechtonics of living cells. This work is related to cancer, the action of drugs, environmental factors and other mutations in individual cells. The research pioneers the role of mechanics and cellular motion with the aim to develop new forms of medical diagnoses at the single cell level.
  2. Use of biochemistry and AFM to gene profile DNA on the single molecule level.
  3. Production of compact high energy beams of neutrons, photons, ions, and electrons using point source emitters coupled with piezoelectric and pyroelectric effects. Notable recent developments include the demonstration of thermo-nuclear fusion using a pocket-sized device powered by cooling the device by 20C below ambient. Production of X-rays with fluxes suitable for X-ray radiology have also been demonstrated.
  4. Creation of complex networks using nanoscale self-organization based on hybrid top down bottom up approaches to fabrication. The resulting systems exhibit network complexity such as slef-organized criticality and fading memory.