The NASCENT leadership team is comprised of inter-disciplinary research and educational experts with international reputation in the area of nanotechnology. In addition to strong research capabilities in nanomanufacturing, processable materials, multi-scale modeling, and nano-enabled devices, the leadership team represents faculty members that have created over 12 start-up companies and 170 licensed patents.

NASCENT Directors

Partnership and Technology Directors

Education and Participation Leaders


  • Tricia Berry
  • Broadening Participation Director

    Cockrell School of Engineering

    The University of Texas at Austin

Thrust Leaders