1988   Lars Samuelson founds the Nanometer Structure Consortium (nmC)
1990 nmC funded jointly by NFR and NUTEK as a Materials Science Consortium program
1994 Creation of a position for a Liaison Scientist highlighting the industrial aspect of the research
1995 The Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research (SSF) funds the center "Nanoscience", which will be followed by other centers until 2012
2000 Nanowire research initiated
2001 nmC founds Pronano
2002 nmC founds the spinout company Qumat
2003 Starting the new education program Engineering Nanoscience (BSc and MSc)
2004 Coordinator of the EU-funded Integrated Project NODE in the field of “Emerging Nanoelectronics”
2005 Selected as one of Sweden's top 10 research environments in all areas of science funded by the Swedish Research Council (VR)
2006 Linnaeus center and Linnaeus graduate school "Nanoscience and Quantum Engineering"
2007 Inauguration of Lund Nano Lab
2010 nmC becomes the government's Strategic Research Area nmC@LU
2013 Heiner Linke takes over as Director of nmC
2014 Attracts funding from EU for an Innovative Doctoral Program called PhD4Energy
2015 nmC@LU evaluated as one of the top five Strategic Research Areas in Sweden
2015 nmC@LU becomes NanoLund, the Center for Nanoscience at Lund University