The Centers Vision is to:

  • Invent, advance and patent technologies based on nanoscience and micro-engineered materials
  • Recruit and engage a broad-based interdisciplinary faculty with synergistic expertise
  • Provide senior faculty mentorship to foster the development of our junior faculty
  • Grow its research program funding from government, industry, foundation and private sources
  • Maintain and improve our large dollar, high value, equipment that serves our research constituency
  • Carefully evaluate and improve the facilities and staffing needs that support our characterization capabilities