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Nanoscience at UNM
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Chemical & Nuclear Engineering
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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:
Pamela Weese
Director of Development
UNM School of Engineering
CEC 3017
MSC01 1140
Albuquerque, NM 87131
Tel: 505-277-0230
Fax: 505-277-1422
Cell 435-899-9013


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 Prof. Marek Osinski, who has been elevated to the grade of IEEE Fellow (the highest grade in IEEE, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers). His citation reads "for contributions to analysis of optoelectronic materials and devices."
  • Congratulations to student Shabab Saad, who was awarded a prize at the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AICHE) Annual Student Conference. Of the hundreds of posters presented his, entitled "Sol-Gel Synthesis of Clear Uncracked Silica Glass with Large Pore Sizes", won 2nd prize under the Materials Science and Engineering division. Shabab is shown below (center) receiving his award.
  • Patent 8,841,756 B2 (Sep 23, 2014) has been issued for Fabrication of optical-quality facets vertical to a (001) orientation substrate by selective epitaxial growth.
  • Dr. Robert Karlicek, the Director of the Smart Lighting Engineering Research Center (ERC), visited and spoke on the future of lighting.
CHTM Calendar:
  • There will be an OSE Seminar on Thursday Nov 20, at 11am in CHTM room 101. Prof. Jean-Claude Diels of UNM's Physics and Astronomy Department will give a talk entitled You cannot buy all your research results with $$$.

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