The primary mission of the UNM Center for Micro-Engineered Materials (CMEM) is to serve as a focal point for collaborative, interdisciplinary, micro-engineered materials research, development and education. CMEM’s mission is:

  • To serve as a catalyst for the development of nano and micro-engineered technologies to make NM and the US more competitive.
  • To collaborate with NM Universities, SNL, LANL and AFRL in high quality materials Research and Development.
  • To engage with UNM.STC to transfer these technologies to industry fostering the development of competitive businesses within the State of New Mexico.
  • To support campus-wide nanomaterials research by maintaining high performance characterization facilities.
  • To engage the UNM undergraduate and graduate STEM students in active materials research and development.
  • To support interdisciplinary academic programs, such as Nanoscience and Microsystems Engineering and course offerings in CBE, CCB, EPS, ME and CCE