Construction of a second research facility is completed at the South Campus of the Gateway University Research Park. The two-story research facility spanning 105,000 sq. ft will accommodate the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering (JSNN), a partnership between The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) and the North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (NCA&T).
The JSNN facility, situated at 2907 East Lee Street, will have a clean room, three-dimensional visualization suite, extensive labs and a big suite of advanced instruments such as Carl Zeiss SMT Orion Helium Ion microscope. The official opening ceremony of the JSNN will be conducted by Gateway University Research Park and the universities on 7 December 2011.
Bev Perdue, Governor of North Carolina, Rep. Harold Brubaker, Sen. Phil Berger, Dr. James Ryan, the Founding Dean of the JSNN, Dr. Harold Martin, Chancellor of North Carolina A&T State University, Dr. Linda Brady, Chancellor of UNC-Greensboro, and Tom Ross, President of UNC System, will participate in the opening ceremony.
Gateway University Research Park’s Executive Director, John Merrill stated that the Piedmont Triad region, UNCG and NCA&T has shown its commitment to lead advancements and economic development through the completion of the research facility.
The JSNN’s Founding Dean, Dr. James Ryan commented that the nanoschool is looking forward to working with its partners. The laboratories in the new facility were developed to facilitate the school’s research and education objectives. The JSNN focuses on research fields including computational nanotechnology, nanoenergy, nanobioelectronics, nanomaterials, nanometrology and modeling and nanobioscience. The school offers a Ph.D. in Nanoscience, a Professional Science Master's in Nanoscience, a Master of Science and a Ph.D. in Nanoengineering.