Rowland Institute
at Harvard




At the molecular level, physical and chemical properties of materials are tightly coupled to the mechanical properties. The potential of mechanics for interacting with matter at the nanoscale has been largely unexplored due to lack of instruments capable of performing mechanical measurements at nanometer length scales. Our research focuses on developing tools and techniques to perform nanomechanical measurements and applying them to problems in materials science, cell biology, and molecular biology.

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Just Published!

New paper on microRNA detection Nature (Advanced Online)





“T-shaped probe exposes protein elasticity”
Physics World

Check our recent paper in Nature Nanotechnology


“A technique that opens a window onto the nanoscale world”
      Chemistry World

See the original article at Nature Nanotechnology