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Advanced Nanomaterials and Manufacturing Laboratory

ANML at Boise State University

The ANML is devoted to developing material and manufacturing solutions for emerging engineering problems which have no regard for political, socioeconomic, or cultural boundaries.

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nanomaterials and manufacturing lab categories: healthcare, energy, manufacturing, water

The Advanced Nanomaterials & Manufacturing Laboratory uses “top-down” and “bottom-up” techniques to synthesize nanoscale building blocks for the co-design of materials, devices, and systems with applications at the nexus of healthcare, energy, and water. We use multi-scale computational modeling and machine learning techniques to enable an Atoms-to-Devices approach in our investigations. We transform these materials into practical devices using compatible and low cost additive manufacturing technology. We are the first university laboratory in the State of Idaho to synthesize truly 2-dimensional (2D) materials, and we now regularly synthesize 2D materials for a variety of applications in Energy, Water, and Healthcare. Our core facilities include surface and interface science (including X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, confocal Raman spectroscopy, and a Bruker nanoIR3 AFM-IR w/ s-SNOM and SThM), semiconductor thin films synthesis (AIXTRON 2D CCS MOCVD, CVD, CVT, printing), nanoparticle ink synthesis and characterization, musculoskeletal tissue engineering and bioprinting (CellLink BioX and LumenX, cell culture suite), and electrical and thermal transport (Keithley 4200 SCS and cryogenic chambers). We are continuously seeking opportunities to partner with industry and government in order to accelerate the translation of research to market.

Vision and Mission

It is a widely held belief that nanotechnology and innovations in manufacturing will enable our world to tackle many of the daunting and looming challenges we face, particularly those related to the increasing energy demands and rising healthcare costs of our country and our global society. Boise State University’s Advanced Nanomaterials and Manufacturing Laboratory strives to establish a diverse and inclusive environment to foster creativity in solving the toughest engineering challenges. We believe research with such important humanitarian implications begins with an appreciation for the many different people and cultures around the world, and a deep understanding of the potential impacts of nanotechnology research on society and the environment. From a place of awareness and appreciation develops the possibility for the most beneficial global partnerships and collaborations.

vision and mission
Vision: To be a world leading research group innovating for global impact. Mission: the ANML is devoted to fostering an innovative, transformative, and equitable educational environment that fosters creativity and enables materials and manufacturing solutions for grand engineering challenges which have no regard for political, socioeconomic, or cultural boundaries.

Industry and National Laboratory Partners

  • American Semiconductor
  • IrisLight Technologies
  • Omega Optics
  • Applied Nanotech
  • Fiberguide / Molex
  • PakSense/Emerson
  • Boeing
  • INFlex Labs
  • Northrop Grumman
  • DakTronics
  • Honda Research Institute
  • Fujifilm/Dimatix
  • Morgan Advanced Materials
  • EMD Performance Materials
  • Applied Materials
  • Micron Technology
  • NASA Ames Research Center
  • NASA Marshall Space Flight Center
  • NASA Goddard
  • Idaho National Laboratory
  • Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
  • Air Force Research Laboratory – WPAFB
  • US Army DevCOM

Research Sponsors

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