The Nebraska Center for Materials and Nanoscience (NCMN) was founded by the Board of Regents in 1988 to serve as the focal point of interdisciplinary research in materials in the College of Arts and Sciences and College of Engineering. The overall goal of NCMN is to provide for the State of Nebraska and the University of Nebraska a nationally recognized center of excellence in materials research science and engineering, nanoscience, and nanotechnology.
We are concerned with atomic manipulation, properties affected by nanoscale dimensions, self-assembly, ordered nanoarrays, quantum dots and wires, nanoelectronics, quantum computing, nanomechanics, nanoptics, molecular design, nanoelectromechanical systems, and nanobiological function and life sciences. The Center is strengthened by a broad research purview, with participation by faculty from UNL Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, Chemistry, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical and Materials Engineering, Physics, UNO Chemistry, UNO Physics, UNMC, and UNK Chemistry.
NCMN is housed in the Voelte-Keegan Nanoscience Research Center, on the corner of 16th & W Streets in Lincoln.