at the Nebraska Center for Materials and Nanoscience


The Voelte-Keegan Nanoscience Research Center

Nebraska Center for Materials and Nanoscience
855 N. 16th Street, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE 68588-0298

The administrative offices of the Nebraska Center for Materials and Nanoscience have been temporarily located in the new Jorgensen Hall basement since June, 2010. The construction of several NCMN Central Facilities has recently been completed in the north end of this same basement area. Progress in construction of the new Nanoscience Metrology Facility is rapidly taking shape! This major construction has been made possible through a highly competitive grant of $7.0 M from the National Institute of Standards and Technology to construct a $14 M Nanoscience Metrology Facility adjacent to Jorgensen Hall.

New Physics Building

REAR of Building


The design of Jorgensen Hall is quite attractive with open spaces, wood ceilings and paneling, and multi-floor artwork on the upper floors. The north half of the Theodore Jorgensen Hall basement now houses five NCMN Central Facilities. 1) X-Ray Structural Characterization Facility, 2) Electron Microscopy, 3) Scanning Probe Microscopy, 4) Metallurgical Mechanical Characterization and 5) Cryogenics These were completed in July 2011. Nanofabrication and Materials Preparation Central Facilties will be located in the new Nanoscience Metrology Facility.

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Interior Elements

The construction of five new NCMN facility labs was completed this summer as a portion of the Nanoscience Metrology Facility in the Theodore Jorgensen Hall basement!


The New Nanoscience Metrology Facility on August 24, 2011

Dr. David J. Sellmyer, NCMN Director and George Holmes University Distinguished Professor - Recent remarks: A Nebraska Daily News article titled "Grant aids in funding of new building for nanoscience technologies" reports on the Nanoscience Metrology Facility construction progress: completion expected in December and opening scheduled for late spring of 2012.



Crane Lifting Heating and Cooling Units to the Roof

A crane lifts cooling units to the roof of the new Nanoscience Metrology Facility Building.

Major NCMN affiliated Departments

Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
Electrical Engineering
Mechanical & Materials Engineering
Physics & Astronomy