The Center for High-rate Nanomanufacturing (CHN) is focused on developing tools and processes that will make it possible for businesses to quickly and efficiently manufacture products.  For many nanoproducts currently under development, the technology only allows us to laboriously make a limited range of products. Our goal is high-rate, high-volume

CHN Latest News

December 18, 2017

by Greg St. MartinDecember 14, 2017

Northeastern on Wednesday unveiled NanoOPS Gen 2, the university’s second-generation-nanoscale offset printing system. The pioneering manufacturing technology is designed to drive innovation in fields such as medicine, electronics, and energy storage.

NanoOPS Gen 2 is housed at the George J. Kostas Research Institute f...

October 31, 2017

Prof. Busnaina is a Keynote Speaker at the first Graphene Innovation Summit and Expo on Oct. 29-31, 2017 in Nashville. 

The National Graphene Association’s Inaugural Graphene Innovation Summit and Expo brings together current and future stakeholders in graphene to drive innovation, and to promote and facilitate the commercialization of graphene products...

September 26, 2017

Prof. Busnaina, the Director of the NSF Center for High-rate Nanomanufacturing was an Invited Speaker at the Conference on Micro and Nanoengineering (MNE) 2017. The 43rd edition of this International Conference took place in Braga, Portugal from September 18th to 22nd, 2017. On his lecture "Scalable Printing of Nano and Microscale Electronics and Weara...

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What We Do


The transfer of nanoscience into useful technology cannot be realized until experts understand how best to assemble and connect trillions of nanoelements, while also preventing failures and avoiding defects.

Education & Outreach


The CHN’s Education program builds on a strong existing network of partnerships among industry, universities, and teachers and students to deliver the much-needed public education on many aspects of nanomanufacturing.

For Industry


Discovering new applications for nanotechnology is one of the major reasons that the CHN fosters close ties with businesses and government agencies

Upcoming Events
Feature Video​

From Lab to Fab:

Pioneers in Nano-Manufacturing

How can we mass-produce sophisticated products from materials too small to see? “From Lab to Fab” follows the story of two nanotech entrepreneurs navigating the rocky road from discovery to commercialization, with products ranging from tiny implantable body sensors to bullet-proof vests and aircraft flooring.

This center was supported by the National Science Foundation Award #EEC-0832785

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