The Nebraska Center for Materials and Nanoscience
The Nebraska Center for Materials and Nanoscience at the University of Nebraska is on the forefront of research in one of the highest priority national programs, the National Nanotechnology Initiative. Founded in 1988 the Center supports over 75 faculty and their research groups from the Departments of Physics, Chemistry, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical and Materials Engineering, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, and others working in the materials and nanoscience areas at the University of Nebraska. The Center also works with state and
national industries in support of Nebraska’s overall economic development. We will move into our new building, the Voelte-Keegan Nanoscience Research Center, in the spring of 2012 at 16th & W Street on UNL’s City Campus.
Faculty members that are part of our Center study and make very tiny, nanometer-sized objects making possible new applications that could alter everyday items such as the clothes we wear, computers, medical treatments, energy efficiency, and more. There are many different opinions about where this new field will take us, but everyone agrees that this science and the new technologies that come from it will significantly impact our world. The Center utilizes national grants, university funding and also private donations to provide financial support for materials and nanoscience research initiatives and educational programs that prepare undergraduate and graduate students to work in the areas of materials research science and engineering, and nanotechnology.