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.

The Center is composed of faculty and graduate researchers from several universities, industrial partners, and associated research institutions


Students in EER building atrium, sharing research posters

NASCENT and MRSEC host Research Experiences Poster Symposium

NASCENT and the Center for Dynamics and Control of Materials - Materials Research Science and Engineering Centers (CDCM MRSEC) hosted a poster symposium on Friday, July 27, 2018 in the Engineering and Education Research Center (EER) at The University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin) to display the work of participants in their Summer Research Experiences Programs. Work was presented by participants in three programs: Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU), Research Experiences for Teachers (RET), and the CISTAR Young Scholars Program.

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Entrance to NEXTFLEX facility in San Jose CA

WORKSHOP: Accelerating Innovative Manufacturing Technology for Flexible Hybrid Electronics

August 6-7, 2018, San Jose, CA: NSF, NEXTFLEX and NASCENT hosted a workshop aimed at Academic and Industry PIs with strong interests in creating partnerships that are expected to develop to proposals for submission to the NSF in the year following the workshop.

Dr. Delia Milliron and work colleague in blue lab coats

Dr. Delia Milliron received the 2018 Edith and Peter O'Donnell Award in Engineering

Recognizing Dr. Milliron's work to develop new coating materials to dynamically control IR transmission, “The TAMEST Edith and Peter O’Donnell Awards showcase the best and brightest among Texas researchers,” says TAMEST President Gordon England.

Dr. Akinwande in a blue sweater and blazer

Prof. Deji Akinwande Receives Friedrich Bessel Research Award

The award is presented to internationally renowned academics from outside Germany in recognition of their outstanding accomplishments in research to date and their exceptional promise for future endeavors.

Photo of John B. Goodenough, James W. McGinity and Sidigata V. Sreenivasan

Three UT Austin Professors Named Fellows of the National Academy of Inventors

Congratulations to faculty members John B. Goodenough, James W. McGinity and Sidigata V. Sreenivasan.


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.