Nanome’s Nanoscale VR Represents the Future of Engineering

Published by , December 5, 2016 7:11 am

(UCSDNews)  UC San Diego alumni startup Nanome’s Steven McCloskey was part of the first graduating class of NanoEngineering at UC San Diego when he received his bachelor’s degree in 2015. Frustrated by the lack of tools available to nanoengineers for complex 3D modeling and simulation at the nanoscale, he set out to try and rectify the problem. He and colleagues built the first molecular visualization, modeling and simulation tool for today’s VR platforms called nano-one. The application allows users to build molecules with carbon, oxygen, nitrogen and hydrogen atoms.
McCloskey said he believes nanoscale virtual reality represents the future of engineering. “UC San Diego is where this has to happen—we have a NanoEngineering department, VR experts, Protein Databank, interdisciplinary researchers, and we’re located in Biotech Beach,” he said. McCloskey is presenting at the Virtual Reality Summit on the Education and VR panel on December 14. Click here for more details.

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