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New nanotechnology center opens

Rosalynn Manor, an MU biological engineering graduate student, will conduct her biosensor research as part of the new nanotechnology center team. Photo by Melinda Sheffler

Advanced technology research in Missouri will get a boost April 7 with the opening of the MU College of Engineering’s new nanotechnology center.

The CoE Center for Micro/Nano Systems and Nanotechnology will research and develop highly miniaturized technology—so–called “nanotechnology”—that can be used for both military and private purposes. While the CoE already conducts such research, the center will gather and focus nanotechnology research across campus and academic disciplines.

“We’ll be working on technology that will not only have an impact on national defense needs, but that will also lead to economic development in Missouri,” said Shubhra Gangopadhyay, an electrical and computer engineering professor who will direct the center.

The center dedication will run from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Ketcham Auditorium at Lafferre Hall, Stewart Road and Sixth Street.