Bringing New Industries to Life
Nanomaterials. biomaterials, and photonics are at the center of Materials Science research at UTSA. Scientists at the University of Texas at San Antonio are exploring new ways to mold molecular structures in order to create safer and more efficient materials.
Inside the UTSA labs, scientists have access to some of the most high-tech electron microscopy and equipment anywhere, including:
- Aberration-corrected microscope JEOL ARM200F
- Field emission gun JEOL 2010F
- JEOL 1230 TEM
- Hitachi STEM S5500
- Hitachi SEM 1050
- Zeiss 710 Live Cell
- Zeiss 510 Confocal
- Raman Spectroscopy
- X-Ray Diffraction
- AFM – Innova & Multimode
- Optical Microscopy with CCD Camera
- AA-6200 Shimadze Atonic Absorption Spectrophotometer
- Bruker UMT-2 Tribometer
- Rigaku Ultima III Diffractometer
- Axio Imager A1 Light Microscope
- PANalytical Empyream High-Resolution X-Ray Diffractometer
The Kleberg Advanced Microscopy Center is focused on high-resolution imaging, electron diffraction, electron holography, electron tomography, cryo-TEM, and EELS. The center also is equipped for in situ electron microscopy, including nanomechanical, electrical and optical measurements.
UTSA is the home of the International Center for Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials. A collaboration between the University of Texas system and several public research universities and institutes in Mexico, it grew out of the work of the Texas Materials Institute at UT-Austin and backing from then-Mexican President Vicente Fox. Begun in 2003, the Center is aligned with the UTSA Physics and Astronomy Department, and is tasked with the study of nanomaterials, and polymeric and photonic structured materials.
Creating Innovative New Materials
Advanced materials development has unlocked the potential for new economic development and built new bridges between nations, institutions of higher learning, researchers, faculty and students. UTSA looks forward to a greater role in the development and commercialization of photonics, nanomaterials and other advanced materials.