Center for Fundamental and Applied Research in Nanostructured and Lightweight Materials (CNLM)
The mission of the Center is to foster collaborative research activities that lead to the synthesis and application of novel lightweight materials. New funding under the Center is expected to increase and then sustain these research activities. Collaborative efforts within the Center will be interdisciplinary across campus, and most will involve partner arrangements with off-campus experts and researchers. By supporting research projects that cross traditional departmental and disciplinary boundaries, the Center will advance knowledge and support the mission of the University.
The Center will promote fundamental and applied research in the development and testing of lightweight and nanostructured materials to be used in fuel cell and battery applications, chemical synthesis, and biomedical systems. New classes of lightweight materials engineered at the nanometer level are expected to have unique physical and chemical properties that can be exploited by engineers and scientists.