UCCS BioFrontiers Center
The UCCS BioFrontiers Center is devoted to collaborations between scientists across disciplines to advance biotechnology. The initial focus of the center is to complete collaborative research projects in biology and physics. Our goal is to attract talented researchers and students by providing an environment that encourages and rewards innovative thinking and collaborative research. As BioFrontiers grows, additional research areas will be added, bridging such disciplines as physics, chemistry, engineering, mathematics, computational science, and biology.
Center for Magnetism and Magnetic Nanostructures
Magnetic materials are used nowadays in all aspects of life from data storage to navigation, sensing, data processing, power-generating windmills, and MRI. The Center for Magnetism and Magnetic Nanostructures (CMMN) is dedicated to the study of magnetism from its fundamentals to applications, particularly in ultra-small magnetic structures. Our Center has access to state-of-the-art equipment for magnetic materials growth, nanostructuring, and characterization.
Center for Advanced Technologies and Optical Materials
Since its foundation in 2011, the Center for Advanced Technologies and Optical Materials (CATOM) has been devoted to serving and enriching the following major interrelated areas: research, technological development, and education. From a fundamental understanding of the physical properties of liquid crystals, polymers, thin films, and nanoparticles to technological advancement in creating novel functional materials and designing devices based on them, the Center establishes pioneering research to reach ground-breaking hi-tech milestones.
Center for Plasmonics, Nanophotonics, and Metamaterials
The mission of the Center for Plasmonics, Nanophotonics and Metamaterials (CPNM) is to foster education of 21st century scientist and engineers through an active learning process involving research in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. The CPNM promotes innovation in the area of Plasmonics, Nanophotonics, and Metamaterials and provides a common collaborative framework for education, research and development. The CPNM is housed by the UCCS Physics Department. The CPNM focuses its activities on fundamental and applied research in the area of Photonics, Plasmonics, and Metamaterials.