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Nano- and Micro-Scale Engineering research in the Walker Department of Mechanical Engineering excels in the areas of nanomanufacturing, nanoscale materials and materials synthesis, nanophothonics, micro/nanoscale thermal and fluid transport, and micro/nanoelectromechanical systems (M/NEMS).

These research efforts are highly interdisciplinary with faculty involvement from the Dynamic Systems and Controls, Manufacturing and Design, Materials Science, and Thermal/Fluids Systems areas of study. As a result, research in Nano-and Micro-Scale Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin has had a significant impact on a number of technologies in the areas of energy, manufacturing, information technology, medicine and life sciences.

Research Facilities

Nanomanufacturing Systems for Mobile Computing and Mobile Energy Technologies

Texas Materials Institute

Center for Nano- and Molecular Science

The Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences

Texas Advanced Computing Center