Faculty affiliated with the Micro-Nano Research Unit conduct research on a wide range of topics spanning the design, manufacture, and practical realization of micro- and nanotechnology to diverse application domains. Research on micro- and nanofluidics is shedding light on the physical principles that govern, e.g., water strider locomotion, nanopainting, and even the three-dimensional motion of fabrics and developable surfaces. Such fundamental research is laying the groundwork for novel engineering applications at micro- and nano-scales, ranging from culturing cells anddeveloping biosensors (lab-on-a-chip) to novel MEMS and NEMS sensors and actuators.