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The Center for Nano/Micro Systems and Nanotechnology was established in the College of Engineering at the University of Missouri in 2006 to serve the Midwest research community with opportunities for collaboration and to have access to advanced fabrication and characterization equipment. Its mission is to provide infrastructure and support to facilitate interdisciplinary research in MEMS, NEMS, nanotechnology, microfluidics, photonics, advanced materials, medicine and microbiology, and to create next generation leaders in their respective fields.

The Center provides a user facility located in Naka Hall at the University of Missouri and encompasses several individual laboratories including a class 100 clean room for photolithography, a biological laboratory, and two class 10,000 clean rooms for materials deposition and synthesis of nanoscale materials.

The Center enjoys collaborations with numerous faculty from colleges across campus and welcomes materials fabrication and characterization challenges for diverse applications.  Use of the Center’s processing and characterization equipment be utilized by students, faculty, and industrial partners is encouraged. For specific materials challenges, please contact us via email. Current users may schedule equipment time below.

 

The video below featuring professor Shubhra Gangopadhyay illustrates some of the Center’s synthesis and characterization capabilities relative to nanoenergetic materials.

 

The CNMSN is co-directed by Dr. Shubhra Gangopadhyay and Dr. Sheila Grant.