At the NDSU Center for Nanoscale Science and Engineering, we provide research and development with world-class facilities, equipment and staff with broad-based expertise.
Located at North Dakota State University, Fargo, in the NDSU Research & Technology Park, CNSE scientists, engineers and support staff work with NDSU students and faculty on high level research with federal and state agencies, companies, universities and government laboratories. Established in 2002, the Center spans a range of core competencies, with a particular focus on microelectronics and coatings technologies.
CNSE's Research 2 facility includes 77,000 sf of clean room, laboratory and engineering spaces. It is affiliated with Centers of Excellence, including: Microsensors and Electronics Miniaturization; Advanced Electronics Design and Manufacturing; Integrated Electronic Systems; Sensors, Communications and Control; and Surface Protection. NDSU's polymer materials research programs benefit from our Combinatorial Materials Research Laboratory, which includes one of the most comprehensive suites of robotic tools in the world and many collaborations with the Department of Coatings and Polymeric Materials.
- Bioactive Materials
- Combinatorial Science
- Corrosion Protection
- Electronics Miniaturization
- Flexible Electronics and Materials
- Hard Coatings
- Wireless Sensors & RFID
CNSE operates through research and development contracts and grants from the government and the private sector. We also welcome cooperative programs with other universities and research institutions. CNSE thrives on multi-sector collaborations that enhance the technological and industrial base of North Dakota and the country, and lead to new career opportunities for current and future North Dakota citizens.