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The excellent shared research facilities and resources of the Center for Nano and Molecular Science and Technology (CNM) have allowed the center to foster leading research in a number of thrust areas. Foremost of these are “Nanotechnology for Energy Needs” and “Nanoelectronics”. In addition to the facilities, the CNM provides an open environment where collaboration between researchers from across the University is possible. Collaborations across Department and individual College boundaries allow researchers to work together to tackling the challenges
to tackling the challenges of nanotechnology from all angles. Integrating fundamental studies in chemistry and physics (bottom-up) with ever shrinking engineered electro-mechanical devices (top-down) provides CNM researchers with the knowledge to expand the frontiers of nanoscience and nanotechnology.

Nanotechnology for Energy Needs

Developing new methods to meet the world’s ever increasing energy demands will require radical solutions that nanoscience and nanotechnology have the potential to address. The CNM faculty members are tackling these new problems in two major areas of renewable energy research photovolataics and hydrogen fuel cells. The CNM efforts couple both basic science and engineering to develop new materials, understanding, and devices. Learn more about this research.


A key emerging area in nanotechnology is nanoelectronics. The CNM has developed a working partnership with the Microelectronics Research Center (MRC) at the University of Texas’ Pickle Campus to jointly push forward the development of nanoscale electronics. These efforts include both fundamental research on materials as well as applied engineering and testing of new nanoscale devices. Learn more about this research.
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