CHTM Mission Statement

The mission of CHTM is to create and sustain a culture of excellence to promote research and education in photonics, microelectronics and nanoscale materials and devices and their applications,  foster interaction between UNM, federal laboratories, industry and promote an entrepreneurial spirit for economic development with a regional focus but of global importance. 

We are committed to training the next generation of scientists, engineers, discoverers and entrepreneurs who can combine their technical training and critical thinking with excellent interpersonal and communication skills to become leaders of the 21st century.

Our core strengths are:

  • Research, creativity and innovation,
  • Interdisciplinary education, training and outreach,
  • Entrepreneurship and economic development.

We will continue to invent and discover disruptive technologies that can be scaled to develop innovative advanced manufacturing initiatives to create self-sustaining wealth based economies to leave the earth a better place than we found it.