The KY MMNIN site brings together the extensive multi-scale manufacturing resources from the Universities of Louisville and Kentucky.  Known for its automotive manufacturing, the Commonwealth of Kentucky has invested approximately $500M over the last 2 decades in the areas of advanced manufacturing, ranging from nano-fabrication to micro-fabrication to next-generation 3D additive printing.  Spanning the lengthscales of these diverse technologies and integrating them efficiently together to produce practical solutions are the 2 supreme challenges of next-generation advanced manufacturing.  Such challenges are central to the theme of our NNCI site.  Below we highlight a few of our successful multi-scale manufactured projects.  These examples demonstrate the diverse set of micro & nano processes available at our NNCI site. Allow us to work with you to help solve your multi-scale manufacturing needs.

The next generation of revolutionary products and solutions will require the combination and effective integration of a diverse set of 3D manufacturing processes, spanning lengthscales from the nano to meso/macro regimes. Users want easy access to these resources to rapidly and efficiently fabricate their creative ideas. The Kentucky Multi-Scale Manufacturing and Nano Integration Node (MMNIN) is eager to serve as a National Center of Excellence for current and next generation 3D multi-scale manufacturing and Integration. 


National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure






National Science Foundation

NNCI Diversity and Best Practices

NNCI’s statement of diversity and inclusivity, in the arenas of both node staff, and node users:

The NNCI embraces diversity and welcomes, recruits, educates, employs, serves, and engages a diverse group of users, students, faculty, and staff with a wide variety of backgrounds, perspectives, interests, and talents, creating a community of teachers, learners, and researchers that exemplifies the best in all of us – in our intellectual pursuits, our diversity of thought, our personal integrity, and our commitment to excellence.

 We believe that diversity includes the individual differences among people, including:

  • Gender
  • Social, racial, or ethnic backgrounds
  • Disabilities or handicaps
  • Socioeconomic class
  • Gender identity or expression
  • Sexual orientations
  • Appearance or personal characteristics
  • Political affiliation and opinion
  • Language
  • Religion or beliefs
  • Economic circumstances
  • Philosophical outlooks
  • Veteran status
  • Life experiences

All of these characteristics, both singularly and in combination, contribute to the richness of the NNCI community.