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Lasting Impression

LASST Lab
 

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A quarter-century ago, the Laboratory for Surface Science and Technology (LASST) at the University of Maine was established to investigate the surface and interface properties of materials, from the atomic to macroscopic scales. Today, this interdisciplinary research center is integral infrastructure supporting some of UMaine's most sophisticated, high-tech research. Faculty and staff in physics, chemistry, electrical and computer engineering, chemical and biological engineering, food science, marine science, and microbiology cooperate at LASST to develop a wide range of microelectronic devices, microsystems and nanostructures.

Funding from state, federal and industrial sources advances LASST's basic and applied research, and technology transfer in such areas as sensors, detectors, composites, paper and biotechnology. Graduate and undergraduate students join faculty, postdoctoral researchers and visiting scientists in explorations of materials science, surface physics and chemistry, bioengineering, nanotechnology, biophysics, device fabrication and sensor technology. LASST is instrumental in a number of progressive UMaine initiatives, including its two National Science Foundation IGERT programs: Sensor Science Engineering and Informatics, and Functional Genomics.

 

 

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