Discussion about MIT.nano Building, 5/5 and 5/6

April 30, 2014

To members of the MIT community,

I write to invite you to attend a community meeting about plans for a new state-of-the-art cleanroom and imaging facility to be built in the heart of our Cambridge campus. The new MIT.nano building will support a wide array of research involving nanoscale materials and will enable innovations to address the urgent challenges of our time in areas such as health, energy, and computing. The new facility will serve an estimated 2,000 researchers.

MIT.nano will occupy the footprint of Building 12, a location most shielded from the vibration of surrounding streets and train lines, a critical requirement for cleanroom facilities. Preparation of the construction site will begin in June 2014, with occupancy targeted for 2018. While the centrality of Building 12 will be ideal for the research and education that will take place in MIT.nano, the construction will impact the daily routine of our community.

At the May presentations, Professor Vladimir Bulović, associate dean for innovation in the School of Engineering, and members of the project team will share the innovative and groundbreaking research that will take place in the new facility, provide a glimpse of the building design, and review the construction activities and schedule.

MIT community meetings

MIT faculty, students, and staff are invited to attend one of these meetings next week.

Learn more

I encourage you to attend one of these sessions to learn about MIT.nano. In the meantime, read about the research and plans for MIT.nano in a news office article published today. As the construction proceeds, the project team will keep the community informed of this high-priority building project.

Martin A. Schmidt