1.Provide a common platform to bring together faculty from various disciplines with overlapping research interests in nanoscale materials.
2.Promote and facilitate research collaboration between faculty members and foster a supportive environment for faculty to carry out world class research at the frontiers of nanomaterial science.
3.Enhance research opportunities for undergraduate students in nanomaterials (example: REU site).
4.Acquisition of research instrumentation through MRI grants.
5.Curricular/Course development in materials science.
6.K-12 and Community College Outreach.
7.Organizing workshops and conferences in nanomaterials.
8.Enhance the visibility of Nano Materials Research at WCU.