|The Maryland NanoCenter promotes major nano research and education initiatives, provides one-stop shopping for those seeking expertise and/or partnerships at Maryland, and supplies infrastructure to facilitate nano activities at Maryland through equipment, staff support, and informational and administrative functions.
The mission of Maryland NanoCenter is to enhance the coherence and effectiveness of the University of Maryland nano community through a strategy based on:
-coordinating shared state-of-art experimental facilities;
developing best practices for administrative infrastructure supports;
providing coherent, broad visibility at state, national, and international levels;
-encouraging and facilitating nano program growth and fund-raising;
guiding the evolution of coordinated educational programs for the nano workforce of the future; and
-promoting the development and transfer of nanotechnology and related intellectual property to the marketplace.
The core of the NanoCenter's mission is to provide shared user facilities such as our class-1,000 cleanroom for nanofabrication and our state of the art microscopy lab.