Under the direction of Elias Towe, the Center for Nano-enabled Device and Energy Technologies (CNXT) will harness nanoscale research under way at both the College of Engineering and the Mellon College of Science. The center, which will be initially housed at the Institute for Complex Engineered Systems, will primarily focus on nanoscale research that enables the design of innovative systems for sensing and on future energy generation and storage technologies. The secondary focus of the center will be on advanced information and communication technologies.
Elias received his S.B. and S.M. in 1981 from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Ph.D. in 1987 from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.