The current mission of the Micro and Nanofabrication Cleanroom is to provide a core facility where students and researchers can create advanced micro/nano devices and structures which will allow for research and development in many of the current and emerging areas of nanotechnology including electronic devices, quantum materials, micro-electro-mechanical-systems, nanophotonics, and optical nanomaterials. In pursuing the Materials Science initiative of Baylor’s academic strategic plan Illuminate, the goal over the next 5 years is to build a nanofabrication cleanroom facility suitable for Tier 1 research. It will be equipped with state-of-the-art user-friendly material processing equipment that will provide the resources necessary for research and development in the advancing areas of nanotechnology. The resources of the center will be primarily available for all departments affiliated with Baylor University and special focus will be given to interdisciplinary collaborations which will accelerate the growth of research across school boundaries. The center will also outreach to other local, national, and international universities, research institutions, and industry partners in order to build local, national, and global networks which will aid in accelerating scholarly productivity, enriching the educational experience of students, and advancing Baylor’s reputation in research and teaching and its distinctive Christian mission. These efforts will result in the creation of new knowledge and the dissemination of this information to a wider academic community. Through these efforts, the center will become recognized for addressing and solving systemic local, national, and international problems and will serve the academic and Christian community.