Contacts: Los Alamos contact: Dave Lyons (505) 665-7509,
Sandia contact: Chris Miller, (505) 844-5550,
UNM contact: Michael Padilla, (505) 277-1816,

August 7, 2001

Photo by Michael Padilla
Top: Senator Jeff Bingaman; Hewlett-Packard Labs Fellow R. Stanley Williams, Senator Pete Domenici, (Bottom): Sandia National Laboratories President C. Paul Robinson; UNM President William C. Gordon; Los Alamos National Laboratory Director John C. Browne.

New Mexico Labs, UNM Form Nanoscience Alliance

The top executives of Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), Sandia National Laboratories (SNL), and the University of New Mexico (UNM) signed an agreement in a ceremony Aug. 7, to create a New Mexico Nanoscience Alliance. The ceremony at the Technology Ventures Corporation featured remarks by New Mexico Senators Pete Domenici and Jeff Bingaman, and representatives of Intel, Motorola, Zia Laser, and Hewlett-Packard Labs.

The New Mexico Nanoscience Alliance will be open to all New Mexico institutions with interests in nanoscience. Its purpose will be the advancement of nanoscience within New Mexico and it will provide a forum for establishing collaborations among all of the research efforts in the state.

The emerging field of nanoscience and nanotechnology will create and modify materials at the molecular level, atom by atom, to produce structures and devices with fundamentally new molecular organizations and functions. Developments in these emerging fields are likely to change the way almost everything-from vaccines to computers to automobile tires to objects not yet imagined-is designed and made.

The event included remarks by LANL Director John C. Browne, SNL President and Laboratory Director C. Paul Robinson, and UNM President William C. Gordon. Other speakers included William Garcia of Intel, Tom Brennan of Zia Laser, Jim Prendergast of Motorola, and R. Stanley Williams of Hewlett-Packard Labs.

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