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

Yesterday @ the #UPRRP College Fair, #UPRM Materials Science and Engineering Graduate Program. MS&E Program Coordinator and CREST Director, Prof. O. Marcelo Suárez with Myriam, Manny and Johnny. #TeamCRESTPR #CIIM @IngenieriaUPRM t.co/JSj9VZNJlk ... See MoreSee Less

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Outreach: Ramón Rodríguez Díaz middle school in Hormigueros, PR. Our educators: Raquel, Gina Montes, Eduardo, Eric R. Calderón Ortiz and Marcus. #TeamCRESTPR #STEM #Nanito t.co/AthbBjB4R3 ... See MoreSee Less

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And that's how you do it against all odds including hurrcanes! #teamCRESTPR Congrats to our fearless team members: Amanda Quintero, Keishlyann Báez, Mónica Díaz (and her 1st place ribbon), Cristina Crespo, and Eduardo Ruiz. They represented our Center, our Material Advantage - UPRM Chapter, and Puerto Rico. 😀 🇵🇷️ ... See MoreSee Less

Our Team in TMS 2018, with our President's ribbon.

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FERIA ESCUELAS GRADUADAS El Departamento de Consejería y Servicios Psicológicos del Recinto Universitario de Mayagüez les invita a la “Feria de Escuelas Graduadas de Puerto Rico, 2018”. Este ...

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