Director, Center for Functional Nanomaterials
Emilio Mendez is Director of the Center for Functional Nanomaterials (CFN) at Brookhaven National Laboratory since November 2006. The CFN is one of the five user-oriented Nanoscale Science Research Centers created by the Department of Energy (DOE) to elucidate and exploit the unique properties of materials and processes at the nanoscale in addressing society's technical challenges.
The CFN has a two-fold mission: to advance the science of nanomaterials in energy-related areas, and to be an open facility and intellectual hub for nanoscience for the scientific community. The CFN's cornerstone is a unique array of state-of-the-art instruments and a dedicated endstation at the National Synchrotron Light Source (NSLS), all operated and supervised by an outstanding CFN's technical and scientific staff, who develop and implement the CFN's scientific plan and work with external users, assisting them or/and collaborating with them in pioneering nanoscience research.
Last Modified: April 16, 2013