Nanoscale science and technology is undoubtedly poised to make an unparalleled technological and economic impact; a contribution estimated by many as revolutionary and far-reaching as information technology, genetics, and molecular biology. Use-inspired research and development in nanotechnology necessitate the availability of specialized tools able to interact with and engineer materials on the near atomic scales.

The Nanoscience & Nanotechnology Cluster (NanoCluster) is a NTU-wide network of research centres that includes shared facilities for nanofabrication, nanocharacterization, and exploitation of nanotechnology applications. The NanoCluster seeks to coordinate, facilitate, and stimulate research in nanotechnology in NTU by grouping together the following centres in NTU: Advanced Materials Research Centre (AMRC), Microelectronics Centre (MEC), Photonics Research Centre (PhRC), Micro-electromechanical Systems (MEMS) and Precision Engineering Centre (PEN).

The NanoCluster consists of close to 90 faculty members from Electrical, Materials, Mechanical, Chemical & Biomedical Engineering; and from Chemistry, Physics, and Biological Sciences.

Major Facilities includes 3 cleanrooms (total net 1,000 sq m, net) for Semiconductor processing, MEMs, Bio/ Organic/ Glass/ Metal fabrication/ processing, Advanced Characterization (TEMs/FIB surface analysis); and advanced materials synthesis.

"If I were asked for an area of science and engineering that will most likely produce the breakthroughs of tomorrow, I would point to nanoscale science and engineering"

- Neal Lane, Asst. to the US President on Science and Technology.