The institute will offer grad-level study in areas such as linking molecular and nanoscale advances with soft matter, like polymers. State-of-the-art Access Grid technology will allow distance learning between the campus and the lab, with courses beginning this winter.
Los Alamos National Lab has several units that focus on nanoscale materials research.
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Los Alamos is recognized for its materials research. UC Santa Barbara's materials-science-related programs are highly regarded by scientists around the world. Faculty members have won five Nobel prizes in the last seven years, and the institution says that more members of the national academies of sciences and engineering teach there than at any other university.