The scope of research in nanotechnology is growing at an astounding rate and leading to new paradigms in science and engineering. Texas Tech is committed to carrying out state-of-the-art research in nanotechnology. Areas of interest include fundamental science and growth of advanced semiconductor materials for optoelectonic and CMOS applications, and the design, fabrication, characterization and implementation of MEMS. Research is supported by Federal, State, and Industrial grants. The center supports education programs in nanoscience, microelectronics, and MEMS.