About Us...

Center for Nanotechnology and Molecular Materials


Our Mission

Pro Humanitate - For Humanity.  This is the motto of Wake Forest University and summarizes why the Nanotechnology Center exists. 

The research teams that make up the Center focus on research and innovation in three primary areas: green/alternative power technologies and biomedical technologies as well as advanced materials physics. The Center exists to support the teams in the creation of world-class, high impact research efforts in these areas.  The critical support role offered by the Center lies in Advanced Materials processing and characterization. In this way, the Center is a gateway for its members to access capabilities.

Our Structure

Director: Dr. David Carroll

Internal Operational Board: 

    Chair of Physics,

    Chair of Chemistry,

    Vice Provost for Faculty Advancement.

External Science/Industrial Advisory Board: 

    Dr. S. Roth (DE),

    Dr. W. Blau (IE),

    Dr. G. Wallace (AU),

    Dr. P.M. Ajayan (US),

    Dr. A. Rubio (ES),

    Dr. Jay McNamara

Our Building

The Center's main facility is at 501 Deacon Blvd. It was renovated in 2004 and the Center began operations in september of that year. The building was the first in North Carolina to be designed exclusively for use with Nanomaterials. The inner "skin" of the building is grounded to provide a building-wide faraday cage for electronic isolation. The floating slab floor system provides for excellent vibration isolation. Air-flow balance in the building is managed through a system of three external air handlers.