UMass Lowell's Center for Nanomanufacturing Research has been operating in approximately 12,000 square of existing campus facilities in Olney Hall. However, the University and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts have plans to invest in the construction of  a new interdisciplinary research center. The new center will focus on the development of advanced nanomanufacturing techniques and technologies, bringing together expertise in nanomanufacturing and bio-manufacturing in this state-of-the-art facility.