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MassNanoTech, the research institute for nanotechnology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, coordinates research on nanoscale materials, devices and systems, collaborates with industry, advances nanotechnology commercialization, educates students, and fosters outreach activities. Read more...

CHM Pioneering Wearable Biosensors for Personalized Health Care
AMHERST, Mass. – Chances are good that when medical device manufacturers offer a wearable biosensing patch that will allow a nurse to monitor a patient’s blood sugar or insulin level remotely, for example, it was designed and the prototype built by polymer scientists at the University of Massachusetts Amherst led by Jim Watkins. Read more...

UMass Amherst Nanotechnology Center Receives $20 Million Renewal of Federal Grant to Boost Advanced Manufacturing, Economic Growth
AMHERST, Mass. – The University of Massachusetts Amherst has received a five-year, $20 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to support a national research center on nanomanufacturing. The grant will fund the university’s Center for Hierarchical Manufacturing (CHM).

A signature CHM effort is focused on roll-to-roll nanoscale processing of flexible electronics and high technology devices such as solar cells, cell phone displays, batteries and sensors. Roll-to-roll processing is similar to how photographic film moves through a camera from one spindle to another or how newspapers are printed, but with chemical and physical processing in between. Read more...

UMass Amherst Again Ranked Among Top Public Universities by U.S. News & World Report
AMHERST, Mass. - The University of Massachusetts Amherst again ranks among the nation’s top 50 public universities, according to the 2013 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges rankings released this week. Read more...

Science Quest for High School Student at UMass
MassNanoTech has taken the lead in bringing you UMass ScienceQuest, a day of mini-course, demonstrations and lab activities designed for high school students interested in science and lab research. The event is sponsored by the NSF Center for Hierarchical Manufacturing, UMass College of Natural Sciences, NSF Material Research Science Engineering Center, and the iCons Program. Please visit the Event Website here

Summer REU Program in Nanotechnology
The Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) Program in Nanotechnology is the UMass Amherst 10-week REU lab-and-learning experience for students interested in the field of nanotechnology. This summer, step up your career and get involved in an exciting research project as a SURE participant. With many research projects to choose from, you may not find it easy to decide. Please visit the Program Website here

2014 Summer Research Symposium of the REU Program in Nanotechnology
Wednesday, July 30, 9am-12pm
Thursday, July 31, 9am-12pm
Refreshments served at 8:30am each day.

The public is invited to attend the summer undergraduate research symposium of the Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) in Nanotechnology sponsored by the Center for Hierarchical Manufacturing (CHM), and the Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC). Students will present the final results of their summer research projects.