Center for Holographic Studies and Laser micro-mechaTronics
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The laboratories of CHSLT-NEST are fully operational, and are used for educational and research activities. These activities range from fundamental studies of laser light interaction with materials to sophisticated applications in metrology. Research at the CHSL T-NEST has been externally funded in areas relating to MEMS, nanotechnology, smart sensors and structures, shape memory materials, electronic packaging, high density separable electronic interconnections for high speed digital applications, radar technology, microelectronics, micromechanics, submarine technology, jet engine technology, modern powder materials, ceramics, composites, energy systems, mathematical modeling/simulation, and other areas of current interest.

Main Offices

The main offices are located in Higgins Lab on the first floor, and contain:


The CHSLT-NEST located in Higgins Labs consists of 14 laboratories furnished with state-of-the-art equipment including: