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Centro de Investigación en Materials Avanzados (Chihuahua, Mexico)
CNSE has an agreement with the Centro de Investigación en Materials Avanzados (CIMAV), one of Mexico’s leading national research laboratories, to collaborate on research and educational programs advancing nanoscale science.
Based in Chihuahua, Mexico, CIMAV (http://www.cimav.edu.mx
) is a center of excellence in the area of advanced nanomaterials and is equipped with state-of-the-art instrumentation facilities. CIMAV is part of the Research Centers System of CONACYT (Mexico’s equivalent of the National Science Foundation), and also offers graduate programs in material science and engineering at the master and doctoral levels.
The global partnership between the faculty and students of CNSE and CIMAV focuses on innovations in the areas of optoelectronics and nanophotonics, chemical and biological sensors, carbon and molecular nanostructures, nanoparticles (especially as applied to metallurgical processing), and computational simulation and modeling of nanostructures and nanosystems.
In this partnership the CNSE and CIMAV seek to achieve several goals, including:
The exchange of faculty, scientists, engineers, and students for participation in joint research, development, analysis, design, education, and experimental studies;
- Conducting joint mentoring of graduate students between CNSE and specific Mexican institutions;
- Organizing joint workshops, seminars, and conferences, and establish research networks in the areas materials science, materials engineering, and biomedical engineering, with particular emphasis on nanotechnology;
- Organizing research workshops in order to promote the participation of pertinent industry from the U.S. and Mexico;
- Providing educational opportunities and specialized training courses on the new techniques and capabilities available within the CNSE facilities; and
- Supporting the use of common equipment in a research network.