Multi-Scale Technologies Institute

The mission of the Multi-Scale Technologies Institute is to create knowledge and technologies leading to functional systems that incorporate nanotechnologies and microtechnologies, and to disseminate knowledge through research, scholarship, and education.


  • Increase research infrastructure
  • Support nanoscale education
  • Form a hub for high-level networking
  • Drive up return on investment


  • Gap and seed funding, including supplies and services
  • Cost share with PI on campus-wide instruments
  • IRAD return for MuSTI projects
  • Match on external awards
  • Support for courses, PhD students
  • Travel funding


  • Nano minor, certificate, courses, and Enterprise
  • Upgrades to facilities
  • Partnerships
  • Spinoff companies
  • External collaborations
  • Affiliate research projects
  • New center mediation
"Multi-scale technologies are those that bring together functional elements to form systems where the relative size of components within the system spans from the nano- through the micro- and into the macro-domain."MuSTI