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Supporting CHTM:
Please consider making a gift to the Center for High Technology Materials today. CHTM relies heavily on philanthropy to maintain its pioneering programs in optoelectronics, microelectronics, and nanotechnology. Gifts from individual donors, foundations, and corporations directly support CHTM scientists.

For more information, please contact:
Betty Karlsson
Director of Development
UNM School of Engineering
CEC 3071
MSC01 1140
Albuquerque, NM 87131
Tel: 505-277-0230
Fax: 505-277-1422


The objectives of UNM's Center for High Technology Materials are:
  • to foster research and education in the fields of optoelectronics, microelectronics, and nanotechnology
  • to enhance collaborations between UNM, federal laboratories and industry
  • to promote economic development in the State of New Mexico

CHTM welcomes outside users of our facilities. Click here for more information.

CHTM Spotlight:
  • Congratulations to Md. Mottaleb Hossain for winning the 2015 ABQ IEEE Outstanding Graduate Engineering Student Award. Read more about it here.
  • A new course, "Advanced Topics in Modern Optics: Nano/biophotonics" will be taught in Fall 2015 by Prof. Victor Acosta. For a summary of the course, click here.
  • Fifty-seven gifted 5th, 4th and 3rd graders from Dennis Chavez Elementary School toured CHTM, learning about research and the facility and how to make liquid nitrogen ice cream on April 29. Click on the thumbnails below for larger versions:
    Students work with solar panels
    Looking into the cleanroom
    Making ice cream with liquid nitrogen
  • Congratulations to CHTM's Manager of Administrative Operations Joel Straquadine, for receiving a School of Engineering Outstanding Staff Award. Joel and other SoE award recipients were honored at the 2015 SOE Awards Event on Friday, May 1st. The award was presented by CHTM Director Sanjay Krisha, with SOE Dean Cecci presiding.
    Joel Straquadine (center) with Sanjay Krishna and Joseph Cecchi
CHTM Calendar:
  • There will be an OSE seminar on Friday, 22 May, at 11:00am in CHTM room 101. Heike Ebendorff-Heidepriem of the Centre for Nanoscale BioPhotonics, Institute for Photonics and Advanced Sensing, The University of Adelaide, Australia, will give a talk entitled Pushing the limits in glass properties and structures for laser, sensing and nonlinearity applications.

    Please send calendar items as early as possible to