Center for Nanotechnology

Science and Tech Building

The center for nanotechnology is home to an array of impressive state-of-the-art equipment. Founded in 2007 by Dr. Jamal Uddin, the center is currently located on the third floor of the Science and Technology Center on the Coppin State University campus. A talented team of faculty, staff, and students conduct research at the center. Research efforts, funded by several organizations, encompass dye sensitized solar cells, terahertz technology, and biomedical application of gold nanoparticles.  Funding organizations include Constellation—an Exelon company, Department of Education (Safra Title III Grant) TEDCO, Department of Defense, and the University System of Maryland. The center has received recognition and awards for research findings, which have also been published in several highly regarded peer-reviewed journals such as Nature Scientific Reports and Inorganic Chimica Acta. The research team periodically undertakes field trips, attends, and organizes conferences and workshops annually.


This year’s STEM DAY is scheduled for Thursday, August 23, 2018, 9:00am - 5:00pm. The event is being organized for middle and high school students. Students will have the opportunity to perform Fuel Cell experiments, Dye Sensitized Solar Cells, Chemical reactions. Students will also be able to compete for first second and third position in a Science Fair Competition on Renewable Energy (Solar, Wind, Hydrogen,Hydroelectric).

Instruments used in the lab

Coppin State University Center for Nanotechnology wins the “Fan Favorite” award from the 2018 Allegheny Region Cleantech University Prize (CUP) Collegiate Competition

one minute pitch

Nathaniel McClean delivering the one-minute pitch

Prize Presentation

Presentation of the "fan favorite" award

For  the seventh time in a row (2011-2017), the center for nanotechnology has been awarded the Constellation’s E2 Energy to Educate grant. A total amount of  $280,000 has been received. The project  funded this year  is titled “educating  High School and College Students on the types, characteristics, construction, working, and application of Fuel Cells.”


Professors working in the Center for Nanotechnology

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2016 Science Symposium

2016 Science Symposium

Visiting High School Students

High School Student Visiting the Center for Nanotechnology

2015 Science Symposium

2015 Science Symposium

Field trip with  high school students

Field trip with high school students

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Daily Record 2016 Innovator of the year award

2nd International Science Symposium

Daily Record 2011 Innovator of the year award