|UT Arlington's Nanotechnology Research and Education Center will join the University's Shimadzu Institute for Research Technologies as of Sept. 1 in an effort to better support faculty research, lower operating costs and adapt to user needs.
The new entity will be renamed the Nanotechnology Research Center and will report to the vice president for research effective Sept. 1. The Center will join five other research centers administered through the Shimadzu Institute: the Shimadzu Center for Advanced Analytical Chemistry; the Center for Bio-Molecular Imaging; the Center for Environmental, Forensics and Material Science; the Center for Human Genomics; and the Materials Genome Center.
"This move will encourage collaboration among professors and research teams whose work depends upon the most sophisticated scientific instrumentation," said Carolyn Cason, UT Arlington vice president for research. "It further strengthens the Shimadzu Institute's role as a resource for private and public research that has the power to change the world."
Equipment and staff members assigned to the former entity will remain in the current location, also known as the Nanofab, at 500 S. Cooper St.
Zeynep Celik-Butler, a professor of electrical engineering who has