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The Maryland NanoCenter promotes major nano research and education initiatives, provides one-stop shopping for those seeking expertise and/or partnerships at Maryland, and supplies infrastructure to facilitate nano activities at Maryland through equipment, staff support, and informational and administrative functions.

The mission of Maryland NanoCenter is to enhance the coherence and effectiveness of the University of Maryland nano community through a strategy based on:

  • coordinating shared state-of-art experimental facilities;
  • developing best practices for administrative infrastructure supports;
  • providing coherent, broad visibility at state, national, and international levels;
  • encouraging and facilitating nano program growth and fund-raising;
  • guiding the evolution of coordinated educational programs for the nano workforce of the future; and
  • promoting the development and transfer of nanotechnology and related intellectual property to the marketplace.

The core of the NanoCenter's mission is to provide shared user facilities such as our class-1,000 cleanroom for nanofabrication and our state of the art microscopy lab. View Quick Facts about the NanoCenter's Shared User facilities.

The NanoCenter is a partnership between two University of Maryland colleges: The A. James Clark School of Engineering and The College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences with sustaining support from the campus.

If you are interested in learning more about the Maryland NanoCenter please contact us.

Nano Research at the University of Maryland

Nano research at the University of Maryland includes profound strengths in key areas such as scanning nanoprobes, complex oxide and multifunctional materials, focused ion beam research, ultrasmall devices, biomolecular engineering, biomaterials, polymer composites, and ultrafast dynamics. The campus enjoys a culture in which novel cross-disciplinary teams are spontaneously generated to meet important research challenges, without regard for departmental, college, or disciplinary boundaries.

For more about Maryland NanoCenter's perspective on nano, visit our Research page.

Download a PDF copy of our Information Sheets for:

Colleges A. James Clark School of Engineering
The College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences

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