MIT to spend big to make stuff small

| April 29, 2014

The Boston Globe reports on a new $350m building at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology called MIT.nano which will double the size of the Institute’s nanoscale research facilities.

Ahmed A. Busnaina, Ph.D. was interviewed for commentary on the new building:

Ahmed Busnaina, director of the NSF Center for High-rate Nanomanufacturing at Northeastern, said that nanotechnology is a strong sector in the state and that it is a timely moment for the field. After more than a decade of basic science research, some of the insights are ready to be translated into manufacturing techniques.

A strength of the nanotechnology community, he said, has been the way research institutions have collaborated. “We have all these facilities,” said Busnaina, “and the directors meet on a regular basis to facilitate access across universities” to students and researchers.

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