UPLB awaits the rise of a complete facility to house research/instrumentation laboratories and classrooms devoted to nanoscience, soon to be constructed beside the Physical Science (PhySci) building. The campus previewed this upcoming project with the soft opening of a nanotechnology hub at the second floor of PhySci Wing A.

     On July 20, UPLB inaugurated the Nanoscience and Technology Facility Instrumentation and Analytical Services Laboratory. University officials headed by Chancellor Fernando C. Sanchez , Jr. graced the occasion. Also present during the event were UPLB Vice    President   Dr. Teodoro J. Herbosa, and Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Secretary Fortunato de la Peña.

     The UPLB Nanotechnology Program is an interdisciplinary university-wide research program, as applied in agriculture, forestry, industry, and the environment. Headed by Dr. Milagros M. Peralta, IC Professor, the program involves not only the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) but various other units. The collaborators include College of Agriculture and Food Science (CAFS), College of Engineering and Agro-industrial technology (CEAT), College of Forestry and Natural Resources (CFNR), and National Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (BIOTECH).

     Other notable guests were: DOST Undersecretary for Research and Development Dr. Rowena Cristina Guevarra; DOST-PCIEERD Director Dr. Carlos Primo David, and Materials Science Division-ITDI head Dr. Blessie Basilia. Attendees from the university also included Vice Chancellor for Planning and Development Dr. Marish Madlangbayan, Assistant to the Vice Chancellor for Research and Extension Dr. Susan May Calumpang, CAFS Dean Dr. Enrico Supangco, CFNR Dean Dr. Willie Abasolo, and BIOTECH director Dr. Rosario Monsalud.