KY MULTI-SCALE MANUFACTURING AND NANO INTEGRATION NODE
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 Science Foundation
OUR COORDINATING OFFICE:
National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure
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:
- Social, racial, or ethnic backgrounds
- Disabilities or handicaps
- Socioeconomic class
- Gender identity or expression
- Sexual orientations
- Appearance or personal characteristics
- Political affiliation and opinion
- 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.