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

Helping those in need after Hurricane María with the Municipality of Mayagüez, Mayagüez Municipal Police, and CREST Staff and Student Volunteers. ... See MoreSee Less

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Tarzán vive y llama a todos los colegiales a ayudar y a prepararse para las clases. Seguimos de pie.

Tarzan lives and calls on all students to help out and to get ready for classes. We stand tall.
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