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NSF Center for Hierarchical Manufacturing

University of Massachusetts Amherst
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710 North Pleasant Street
374 Lederle Graduate Research Center
Amherst, MA, 01003

The Center for Hierarchical Manufacturing (CHM) at the University of Massachusetts Amherst is an NSF Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center (NSEC) with a focus in on the development of nanomanufacturing processes. The CHM has three Technical Research Group areas (nanoscale materials and processes, nanoelectronics and bionanotechnology) and Process Development Test Beds that advance the implementation of new nanomanufacturing methods, including, for example, block copolymer and nanoimprint patterning technologies. The CHM also facilitates the National Nanomanufacturing Network and its information clearinghouse, InterNano. The center has a broad array of nano education and curriculum development programs (K12, technical community college, university) and an active program focused on societal implications. The CHM has a vibrant industrial outreach program through MassNanoTech.

Tags: Block copolymer chemical derivatives, Electrodeposition, Block copolymer lithography, Magnetic, Polymeric, Magnetic data storage, Nanoelectronic circuits and architectures, Block copolymers, Low dielectric constant materials, Nanomagnet arrays, Semiconductor nanowires, Roll-to-Roll Manufacturing, Flexible electronics