Welcome to the Heller Lab at the Departments of Nanoengineering and Bioengineering, UCSD.

We are working towards the development of rapid highly parallel assisted self-assembly nanofabrication and heterogeneous integration processes and the creation of novel photonic energy transfer systems for next generation DNA genotyping assays.

Specifically, our research is focused on the construction of precision nano-mechanical systems, assembly of nanoparticles into higher-order structures, efficient transduction of nanoscale optical & electrical forces in macroscopic information output, and creation of new methods and systems for use in cancer and amyloid disease therapeutics and diagnostics.