The Center for Bioinspired Engineering develops new approaches to pressing technological challenges in energy, defense, and biomedicine by exploiting engineering solutions found in nature.
Among the various centers that EAS and Caltech have we are closely collaborating with the following:
IST is the first integrated research and teaching activity in the country that investigates information from all angles: from the fundamental theoretical underpinnings of information to the science and engineering of novel information substrates, biological circuits, and complex social systems. IST is home to three centers: CMI, SISL, and the Lee Center.
Jacobs Institute for Molecular Engineering for Medicine
The Jacobs Institute for Molecular Engineering for Medicine has been established to pursue biomedical research based on molecular engineering to invent the next generation of medicines and medical devices.
The KNI special emphasis is upon efforts that transcend traditional disciplinary boundaries, with two principal areas of focus: nanobiotechnology and nanophotonics. Its common methodology in these areas is large-scale integration of nanoscale devices—that is, going beyond the present nanoscience of individual structures to realize interacting systems capable of unprecedented emergent functionality.
Dr. Tai's research is centered on the Caltech MEMS Laboratory that he built at Caltech. This is an 8,000 sq. ft. facility completely devoted to MEMS research. This facility has a clean-room lab (4,000 sq. ft), CAD lab, and a measurement/metrology lab. It is constantly supporting about 20 researchers (graduates, postdocs, visiting scholars and industrial members) to develop innovative MEMS/NEMS devices such as micromotors, microphones, micro scanning mirrors, neural chips, micro relays, micro power generators, etc.
The Rosen Bioengineering Center is an interdivisional center that advances both basic scientific exploration and development of engineering analysis and synthetic approaches. Its administration is shared by the Caltech Divisions of Engineering and Applied Science, Biology and Biological Engineering, as well as Chemistry and Chemical Engineering.