Professors Roger Bonnecaze and S.V. Sreenivasan are leading Nanomanufacturing Systems for Mobile Computing and Mobile Energy Technologies (NASCENT), a nanosystems engineering research center funded by the NSF at $18.5 million over five years. The center will develop innovative nanomanufacturing, nanosculpting and nanometrology systems that could lead to versatile mobile computing devices such as wearable sensors, foldable laptops and rollable batteries. Materials Science and Engineering faculty are playing a critical role in advancing this technology. This is the first time that the NSF has awarded such a prestigious and highly competitive engineering research center (ERC) to The University of Texas at Austin.