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Due to inclement weather, UMaine classes are canceled for Tuesday, Jan. 27. Only storm day staffing employees are expected to report. An update on when classes and other normal operations will resume will be provided by 6 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 28.


At LASST, our mission is to:

  • Perform fundamental and applied research & development on problems related to surfaces, interfaces, thin film materials, solid-state devices, micro/nano systems, and sensor technology through federal research grants and contracts.
  • Transfer basic and applied research developments to the industrial sector and participate in joint university-industrial funded research projects.
  • Provide research opportunities and advanced laboratory training for M.S. and Ph.D. students, undergraduates, postdoctoral fellows, and visiting scientists.
  • Organize internal and external seminar programs, workshops and topical conferences.
  • Offer introductory and advanced courses on topics such as nanotechnology, surface physics and chemistry, materials science, vacuum technology, materials analysis, thin film technology, bioengineering, micro/nano fabrication, sensor technology, and microelectronics.