In 2007, the University of Maryland's Center for Superconductivity merged with Condensed Matter Physics to create a new collaborative entity known as the Center for Nanophysics and Advanced Materials (CNAM).

The objectives of the Center are to:

  • Establish a unique, interdisciplinary center for the interchange of ideas and skills among scientists working in all aspects of condensed matter, nano physics, and advanced materials

  • Lay the foundations for future high technologies based on electronic properties of condensed and nano systems

  • Develop talented scientists to become future leaders in the field.

CNAM receives support from the National Science Foundation, the Office of Naval Research, the Army Research Office, the Air Force Office of Scientific Research and the Laboratory for Physical Sciences.