Nanotechnology is transforming society on a large scale

One of the most interesting things about nanotechnology is that the properties of many materials change when the size scale of their dimensions approaches nanometers. Materials scientists work to understand those property changes and utilize them in the processing and manufacture of materials at the nanoscale. The field of materials science covers the discovery, characterization, properties, and end-use of nanoscale materials.

Most other engineering majors work with nanotechnology, but materials science and engineering is at the heart of it across all disciplines. For those who are passionate about nanotechnology, MSE is place to be for the most research, coursework, and experience in nanotechnology. Our department also administers the Clark School's Interdisciplinary Minor Program in Nanoscale Science and Technology, a program open to any student majoring in Engineering, Physics, or Chemistry.

Nanotechnology Facilities and Laboratories

Our students, faculty and staff have access to and manage world-class facilities such as the Maryland NanoCenter, which includes the FabLab, a 10,000 ft2 clean room that supports research and development programs in micro-electromechanical systems, semiconductors, materials and devices for electronics, bioscience and bioengineering, and sensor/actuator systems; and the NISPLab, a microscopy facility focused on the characterization of materials and structures in the areas of biomaterials, multifunctional and smart materials, nanostructured materials, nanodevices and geological materials. The Keck Laboratory for Combinatorial Nanosynthesis and Multiscale Characterization conducts research using combinatorial materials science, scanning nanoprobes, and highly controlled materials synthesis.

Subcategories include: Nanomaterials

About Nanotechnology Research in MSEFacilities & Labs

Faculty

Briber, Robert M. Robert Briber

Professor
Associate Dean for Research

301-405-7313 | rbriber@umd.edu
Research Areas: Nanomaterials
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Cumings, John John Cumings

Associate Professor
Keystone Professor
Undergraduate Advisor
Interim Director, Maryland NanoCenter

301-405-0789 | cumings@umd.edu
Research Areas: Nanomaterials
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Martinez-Miranda, Luz Luz Martinez-Miranda

Associate Professor
301-405-0253 | ljmm@umd.edu
Research Areas: Nanomaterials
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Mo, Yifei Yifei Mo

Assistant Professor
301-405-7613 | yfmo@umd.edu
Research Areas: Nanomaterials
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Oehrlein, Gottlieb S. Gottlieb S. Oehrlein

Professor
301-405-8931 | oehrlein@umd.edu
Research Areas: Nanomaterials
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Phaneuf, Ray Ray Phaneuf

Professor and Acting Chair
Member, Laboratory for Physical Sciences

301-405-6566 | phaneuf@lps.umd.edu
Research Areas: Nanomaterials
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 Rabin, Oded Oded Rabin

Associate Professor
Undergraduate Advisor

301-405-3382 | oded@umd.edu
Research Areas: Nanomaterials
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Salamanca-Riba, Lourdes Lourdes Salamanca-Riba

Professor
301-405-5220 | riba@umd.edu
Research Areas: Nanomaterials
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