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The ANML is housed in the Environmental Research Building and in the Micron Engineering Center at Boise State University. Research in the ANML focuses on discovering new fundamental knowledge which can enable advanced nanotechnologies, and utilizing advanced manufacturing methods to enable low-cost novel devices and systems. Our goals include designing new materials and printing them for thermal energy harvesting, thermal management systems, low-power printable and flexible electronic devices, and chemical, biological, and radiation sensors. We integrate “top-down” and “bottom-up” approaches to materials synthesis with advanced materials characterization techniques  to elucidate the structure-property-processing-performance correlations of atomic layer materials and their heterostructures. Our manufacturing goals are primarily inclined toward roll-to-roll (R2R) manufacturing. We are committed to performing high quality research without sacrificing quality of life.



  • Nuclear Regulatory Commission – Nuclear Materials Fellowship (Dale Brown)
  • Battele Energy Alliance (DOE I2)
  • NASA
    • Idaho Space Grant Consortium (ISGC)
    •  Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR)
  • NIH – Boise State COBRE in Matrix Biology
  • AFOSR – Summer Faculty Fellowship Program
  • NextFlex
    • American Semiconductor
    • Boeing Corporation
  • National Science Foundation (NSF)
    • Nanomanufacturing (NM)
    • CAREER
  • Idaho Global Entrepreneurship Mission (IGEM) Commerce
  • Idaho Global Entrepreneurship Mission (IGEM) HERC

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