Building the future
From molecules to nanoscale machines
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Is it possible?
Professor of Chemical Nanoscience Neil Champness explores the future of nanoscale machines. Can we build a machine simply from molecules at the nanoscale?
The idea of building machines that are only nanometres in size is a dream that has formed the basis of Hollywood movies. How realistic is such a goal and how would we go about tackling the challenges that lie in wait? How do we begin to build a machine simply from molecules? Neil Champness explores the future of nanoscale machines.
Neil Champness is Professor of Chemical Nanoscience & Head of Inorganic and Materials Chemistry at the University of Nottingham. He and his research group are interested in chemical nanoscience and all aspects of molecular organisation. His research is highly cited, being one of the top 100 most cited chemists 2000-2010 and last year, this was recognised by being named a Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researcher.