Center for Nano- and Molecular Science and Technology at UT Austin

CNM is now part of Texas Materials Institute

CNM Founding DirectorPaul F. Barbara (deceased)
Mailing address:

102 East 24th Street Stop A5500
Austin, TX 78712

Physical location:

Building: Larry R. Faulkner Nanoscience and Technology Building (FNT)
Room: 1.206 (1st floor Forum)

About CNM

The Center for Nano- and Molecular Science and Technology at the University of Texas at Austin was established in 2000 to foster research and development and to provide education and training at the frontier of nanoscience and nanotechnology.

The CNM has the following primary missions:

  1. To educate students, faculty and others in nanoscience and nanotechnology research by providing focused learning opportunities, including hands-on instruction and specialized graduate certificate programs (i.e., the Doctoral Portfolio Program in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology).
  2. To facilitate training of students, faculty and others in their science efforts by serving as UT-Austin’s organized research unit for nanoscience and nanotechnology research, providing necessary infrastructure and specialized instrumentation.
  3. To guide groundbreaking, targeted research initiatives and programs in nanoscience and nanotechnology by fostering and supporting both internal and external collaborations for the pursuit of funding from federal and private sources.

The faculty affiliated with CNM all have appointments in a home department in either the Cockrell School of Engineering or the College of Natural Sciences. Some information about each affiliated faculty member is provided here; additional information about these faculty can be found on the web pages of their departments or research units.

The CNM has worked closely with TMI over the past nine years to achieve greater efficiencies, enhanced capabilities, a more coordinated administrative structure, and greater institutional stability.