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


Entrance to NEXTFLEX facility in San Jose CA

WORKSHOP: Accelerating Innovative Manufacturing Technology for Flexible Hybrid Electronics

June 6-7, 2018, San Jose, CA: NSF, NEXTFLEX and NASCENT are hosting 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.

Featured Events

Friday July 20
GOMA Logo - red letters on blue background
5 p.m.
University of New Mexico

A 3 day training course on the software Goma 6.0 will take place on the main campus of the University of New Mexico Aug. 6 - Aug. 8. This calendar event is marking the REGISTRATION deadline. Please see the main event entry for details. Event Details

Friday July 27
10 a.m. to Noon
EERC | UT Main campus | 2nd floor lobby

Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU), Research Experience for Teachers (RET) and High School NASCENT Fellows participants will have a joint Poster Symposium. Interested members of the public are welcome to browse the posters created by the program participants. Event Details

Aug. 6 - 7
Logos for three organizations: NSF, NextFlex and NASCENT
5 to 6:30 p.m.
2040 Fortune Dr | San Jose | CA 95131

WORKSHOP: Accelerating Innovative Manufacturing Technology for Flexible Hybrid Electronics Aug. 6-7 in San Jose, CA at NEXTFLEX Event Details