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

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Industrial & Federal Research Funding

The Smart Sensors and Materials Cluster to work with industrial and academic partners to design, develop and manufacture product prototypes of smart sensors and advanced materials based on the nanoscale printing technologies.

Research Funding for Capital

$3.0M in MTC Funds for Capital Investment


  • Northeastern – Nanoscale Printing/ Manufacturing Systems.

  • Northeastern – Laser / flash annealing manufacturing system.

  • Northeastern – Asher for oxygen plasma treatment.

  • Northeastern – Dip-coating system.

  • Northeastern – 3D Optical microscope for characterization of sensors.

  • Northeastern – cleanroom.

  • U-Mass Boston – Adiabatic demagnetization for characterization.

  • Tufts – CVD tool for creating 2-D materials, such as graphene.

  • Tufts – Nanoindenter/Micromanipulator for characterization.

  • Atomic force microcopy, optical profilometer.

  • Second generation advanced manufacturing/prototyping system for sensors & materials.

  • Fume hoods, sinks, and built-in lab infrastructure.