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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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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MassChallenge Texas in Austin 2020 Launch

Wednesday, January 29, 2020
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM CST
South Congress Hotel, 1603 South Congress Avenue, Austin, TX 78704

Are you an early-stage startup that wants to win some equity free cash and free office space in 2020? Here’s your opportunity.

MassChallenge Texas is looking for up to 200 startups to participate in their zero-equity accelerator programs in Austin and Houston.

Learn how much cash it up for grabs and other resources available to startups during the programs at the launch event on Jan 29, 2020.

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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


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.