UNL Opens Nanoscience Research FacilityNews Posted: September 25, 2012
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln has opened its Voelte-Keegan Nanoscience Research Center, giving university researchers access to an ISO 7 cleanroom and tools such as a high-resolution electron microscope.
The 32,000 ft2 building provides centralized research facilities for more than 80 physics, chemistry, engineering, and other faculty members from the colleges of Arts and Sciences and Engineering. Researchers previously were spread across several buildings on campus. They will continue to maintain offices in their home departments, but now share a research area that enhances collaboration spanning disciplines and departments.
Researchers who work at the nano level - where size and distance are measured in billionths of meters - are exploiting nanotechnology's potential to revolutionize a wide range of products, from medicine and life-saving technologies to energy and electronics.
The $14 million research center was funded by a $5 million gift from an alumnus, a $7 million competitive federal grant from the National Institute of Standards and Technology, and a university commitment. The National Institute of Standards and Technology is a non-regulatory agency within the U.S. Department of Commerce; the funding came from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.
Release Date: September 19, 2012
Source: University of Nebraska-Lincoln