Welcome to the Nanotechnology Center for Biomedical, Environmental and Sustainability Applications – Phase II

About Nanotechnology Center

We are pleased to announce that National Science Foundation (NSF) will support Phase II of our UPRM CREST: Nanotechnology Center for Biomedical, Environmental and Sustainability Applications.The grant award was made for $5,000,000/5 years.

The Center executive committee members are professors O. Marcelo Suárez (PI, Material Science and Engineering), Arturo J. Hernández-Maldonado (Co-PI, Chemical Engineering), Madeline Torres-Lugo (CoPI, Chemical Engineering), Agnes M. Padovani-Blanco (CoPI, Material Science and Engineering) y Oscar J. Perales-Pérez (CoPI, Material Science and Engineering). More than 20 faculty members of the UPRM, most of them from College of Engineering, will be spearheading the Center’s research and education activities. Upon completion of Phase I of the Center, which is scheduled to end in August 2014 after a total budget of $5,200,000, Phase 2 represents the largest active NSF grant ever awarded to UPRM.


The Center’s mission is to promote research and innovation in Nanotechnology in fields related to biomedical engineering and environmental science, and sustainability while seeking to train a new generation of nanoengineers and nanoscientists.

Member Spotlight: Nanito

Nanito is a fictional character which was designed to embody “the ambassador of Nanoland” and to engage the youth into nanoscience. Since his creation, he has been adopted as a mascot in our Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) Clubs in the west side of Puerto Rico and also participates in all of our education activities.

IN THE NEWS: CREST Participant Articles

Events & News

Join the celebration of the Nanodays on Saturday December 16!!! All students from 7th a 12th grades must register to participate. ... See MoreSee Less

Getting ready for some fun... See you on December 16

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We are immensely grateful to this school, their teachers, their social workers, and, most of all, their kids and parents. This is what we are here for. This is our duty. Esc. S.U. Rio Canas Abajo ... See MoreSee Less

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Nanotechnology Center UPRM-CREST shared Material Advantage - UPRM Chapter's event. ... See MoreSee Less

MaAd NanoDay Celebration

December 16, 2017, 11:00am - December 16, 2017, 2:30pm

CONVOCATORIA Estudiantes de 7mo – 12mo Grado El programa de estudiantes Material Advantage (MaAd) UPRM Chapter se complace en ser el anfitrión de la Primera versión de MaAd NanoDay Celebration en...

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Graduate School demystified: What's in it and what's not

November 28, 2017, 10:30am - November 28, 2017, 12:00pm

Are you considering Grad School? Have you thought about pursuing an MS or PhD degree? If the answer is YES, the ASCE and Material Advantage invite you to the workshop with Prof. O. Marcelo Suárez, U...

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