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.


Educational Leaders


Risa Hartman

Pre-College Education Director

The University of Texas at Austin

Partnership Directors


Dr. Larry Dunn

Industrial Liaison Officer

The University of Texas at Austin


Thrust Leaders