About NASCENT

An NSF Nanosystems Engineering Research Center (NERC), the NAnomanufacturing Systems CENTer (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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Ramin Sabbagh wins Peoples Choice at the UT 3 Minute Thesis competition

The Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition celebrates the exciting research conducted by graduate students. Developed by The University of Queensland (UQ), the exercise cultivates students’ academic, presentation, and research communication skills. The competition supports their capacity to effectively explain their research in three minutes, in a language appropriate to a non-specialist audience. NASCENT's Ramin Sabbagh is among the three person's honored in the 2020-2021 competition.

Dr. Kristianto Tjiptowidjojo, Research Assistant Professor, Department of  Chemical and Biological Engineering, University of New Mexico holding the awarded plaque

Dr. Kristianto Tjiptowidjojo has been awarded the prestigious L. E. Scriven Young Investigator award

Dr. Kristianto Tjiptowidjojo, Research Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, University of New Mexico, has been awarded the prestigious L. E. Scriven Young Investigator award from the The International Society of Coating Science and Technology (ISCST) at this year’s virtual event.

The L.E. Scriven Young Investigator Award is given in recognition of outstanding sustained achievements or one-time breakthroughs in the area of continuous liquid film coating science and technology. Those nominated for this award must be forty years old or younger at the time of the award. The award (a plaque and $500) was presented at the Honors Luncheon of the 20th ISCST Symposium, September 20-23, 2020, Minneapolis, MN.

The International Society of Coating Science and Technology (ISCST) is a technical society that was formed in December of 1996 by an international group of academic and industrial engineers who believed that the global coating technical community would benefit by having its own society.

colorful representation of the device showing two gold electrodes with a layer of nBN in between

Record Setting RF Switch Made from 2D Material (hBN) Demonstrated

UT Researchers from NASCENT and the Microelectronics Research Center, in conjunction with colleges at the University of Lille have published performance data for their novel RF switch in Nature Electronics (https://doi.org/10.1038/s41928-020-0416-x), demonstrating superlative energy efficiency and data transmission at 100 GHz frequency. This demonstrates a pathway to greater still communication speed and ubiquity.

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Grant Willson Wins Engineering’s Highest Honor

The National Academy of Engineering (NAE) will bestow Texas ChE professor C. Grant Willson with the Charles Stark Draper Prize for Engineering — widely regarded as the highest honor in the profession — for his pioneering work enabling the extreme miniaturization of microelectronic devices.

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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

MISSION

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.