Nanomanufacturing

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This NSF-funded center is a state-of-the-art research program in nanoscale manufacturing (creating miniscule devices with technologies at the levels of atoms and molecules). Thirteen Northeastern faculty and six graduate students from engineering, physics, and chemistry, along with researchers from the University of Massachusetts-Lowell and the University of New Hampshire are developing nanotemplates for high-rate guided self-assembly of nanoelements and patterning polymer blends; high-volume, room-temperature uniform carbon nanotubes synthesis; and fullerene nanowires with 1-10 nm spacing; as well as assessing the environmental, economic and societal impact of nanomanufacturing. This center draws on faculty strengths in microfabrication, material processing, sensor technology and nanoscale materials physics. Founded in 2003.