The NSF Nanosystems Engineering Research Center (NERC) for Nanomanufacturing Systems for Mobile Computing and Mobile Energy Technologies (NASCENT) was funded in September, 2012. The center develops high throughput, high yield and versatile nanomanufacturing systems to take nano-science discoveries from the lab to the marketplace.


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ASPE Winter 2020 – Precision Micro-Nano taking place at UT Austin, January 16-17th

The American Society of Precision Engineering Micro-Nano Technical Leadership Committee (ASPE MNTLC) is planning our second spring conference to gather the community. We view micro-nano precision engineering as engineering with a focus on determinism in resolving or exploiting small-scale dependent issues and physics. The specific focus on micro-nano will help this small community share their work and find others with relevant problems and solutions via a conference structure specifically designed to facilitate networking. This event will focus on connecting precision micro-nano engineering experts in different areas. The conference will draw on academics, industrial experts and members of national labs.

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2019 Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Poster Symposium Winners

The NASCENT ERC and CDCM MRSEC hosted an end of program Poster Symposium on Friday, July 26, for the Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU), Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) and Young Scholars programs. Over 40 students and teacher presented posters at the event, with 100+ attendees. The REU students participated in a poster competition, with 1st, 2nd and 3rd taking home cash awards. We would like to congratulated those top winners! Awardees: Gillian Boyce, Ka'Toria Edwards, Natalie Goddard

Amritesh Rai, 2019

IEEE Region 5 Outstanding Individual Achievement Award

Amritesh Rai, was awarded the IEEE Region 5 Outstanding Individual Achievement Award at the 2019 IEEE Region 5 Annual Conference & Business Meeting held in April in Lafayette, LA.

Grolltex logo - name derived from 'Graphene Rolling Technologies"

Grolltex joins NASCENT Industrial Advisory Board

The NASCENT Center is pleased to announce that Grolltex Inc. has joined our Industrial Advisory Board. Grolltex (derived from “graphene-rolling-technologies”) is the largest capacity single layer graphene producer in the U.S.; 30,000 8” (200mm) diameter wafer equivalents per year. It addition to electronics grade graphene, Grolltex is producing single layer hBN (hexagonal Boron Nitride) that is the insulating complement to graphene as conductor. We are pleased to have Grolltex’s services and consultation in support of our research activities.


Our mission is to create high throughput, reliable and versatile nanomanufacturing systems and associated processes through transformative research, education of leaders and global and industrial engagement that will revolutionize future generations of mobile computing and energy devices.