Thank you for visiting the website of the Institute for Micromanufacturing. Since its inception over a decade ago, the Institute has been carrying out leading-edge research and development efforts, resulting in micro- and nanosystems for biomedical, biological, environmental, chemical, information technology, and other applications. This website provides a glimpse of the Institute at the present time. The vision of the Institute is to be a world-class resource for the realization of commercially-viable micro- and nanosystems, contributing to the economic infrastructure of Louisiana and the nation. The Institute's activities in its main research and development thrust areas of Biotechnology, Nanotechnology, Biomedical Nanotechnology, Environmental Technology, and Information Technology are firmly established, and are expected to vigorously progress and further grow, as we look into the future. A wide range of externally sponsored research and development efforts are carried out by the Institute faculty and staff. These professionals have formal training and expertise in a wide range of science and engineering disciplines, and are highly skilled in carrying out interdisciplinary projects. The Institute also provides foundry services for the realization of a broad range of micro- and nanosystems. In addition to fabrication and processing, services for testing and measurements, and modeling and simulation are also available. Moreover, educational and technical training programs (e.g. short courses and workshops) are available for on-site and off-site delivery.
I invite you to peruse our website and learn more about our resources and services. You are welcome to contact us.
Randal E. Null, Ph.D.
The vision of the IfM is to be a world-class resource for the realization of commercially-viable micro- and nanosystems, contributing to the economic infrastructure of Louisiana and the nation.
- To research and develop novel micro and nanosystems for biomedical, biological, environmental, chemical, information technology, and other applications
- To generate and harness commercially viable intellectual property
- To partner with industry, government, and academia in economic development
- To transfer new technology and provide technical training to industry and government
- To develop curricula and educate students in micro and nanotechnologies