Program Highlights

Nebraska Nanoscale Facility

Christian Binek
Nebraska MRSEC

Nebraska Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC) is fortunate to be complemented by a state-of-the-art scientific infrastructure at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL). A beacon of this infrastructure is the Nebraska Center for Materials and Nanoscience (NCMN). It has been established in 1988 to support UNL’s research and education in nanoscale materials for magnetic and information technologies, electronics and sensors, energy systems and sustainable manufacturing. NCMN serves chemists, engineers, materials scientists, and physicists many of whom are Nebraska MRSEC researchers. NCMN has a proven track-record of stimulating interdisciplinary research.

Recently, NCMN’s capabilities have been substantially leveraged via a $3.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The funding allowed to establish the Nebraska Nanoscale Facility (NNF) as a regional center of excellence in nanoscience and nanotechnology. NNF is one of 16 centers created under the NSF’s National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure, designed to advance the nation’s nanoscience research by expanding the equipment and service capabilities of universities and industries. The NNF infrastructure is housed in the Voelte-Keegan Nanoscience Research Center which guarantees maximum leverage of MRSEC shared facilities by providing lab space, support through NNF funded technicians and facilities maintenance not possible by MRSEC resources alone.

These programs are supported by the National Science Foundation, Division of Materials Research, Materials Research Science and Engineering Program, Grant 1420645.

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Volte-Keegan Nanoscience Research Center which houses Nebraska Nanoscale Facility infrastructure.

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Date: March 2016
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Shared Facilities