How important is nanoscale research at MIT? So important, that the Institute has committed to building a comprehensive nanotech facility in a new building at the very heart of the Cambridge campus.

Slated to open in 2018, the 200,000-square-foot building, dubbed MIT.nano, will house state-of-the-art cleanroom, imaging, and prototyping facilities supporting research with nanoscale materials and processes, in fields including energy, health, life sciences, quantum sciences, electronics, and manufacturing. An estimated 2,000 MIT researchers may ultimately make use of the building, says electrical engineering professor Vladimir Bulović, faculty lead on the MIT.nano project and associate dean for innovation in the School of Engineering.

“MIT.nano will sit at the heart of our campus, and it will be central to fulfilling MIT’s mission in research, education, and impact,” says MIT President L. Rafael Reif. Read the full story at MIT News.

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