UMaine’s Laboratory for Surface Science & Technology (LASST) plays a major role in educating and training the next generation of scientists and engineers while carrying out interdisciplinary research projects and technology transfer activities in the areas of surfaces and interfaces, thin films, microelectronic devices, sensor technology, and nanotechnology.
LASST video highlight
Well-established facilities at LASST are available for materials synthesis and processing, analysis and characterization, and device fabrication and testing. Students obtain experience with state-of-the-art instrumentation under the guidance of LASST faculty and professional staff. See LASST video highlight from November 2012
SpotlightIreland-U.S. Partnership Funds UMaine Algal Toxin Research
The University of Maine is one of the first to receive an international research partnership award, designed to link U.S. scientists and engineers with counterparts in Ireland.
Researchers at LASST have excellent working relationships with several Maine companies and national/international partners through collaborative projects and service agreements. In addition, seven high-tech small businesses have been incubated from LASST technology. Read more about them here.
Laboratory for Surface Science and Technology
5708 Engineering Science Research Building - Barrows Hall
Orono, Maine 04469-5708
Phone: (207) 581-2254 | Fax: (207) 581-2255