The U.S. Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) will be holding a Nanophase Materials Sciences Workshop on 24-26 October 2001 at the Garden Plaza Hotel in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. The workshop will be part of the planning for a "highly collaborative and multidisciplinary Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences to address the national need for facilities to support state-of-the-art research on the synthesis, fabrication, characterization, and understanding of nanoscale structures, materials, and phenomena." The Center will include a Nanofabrication Research Laboratory, a Nanomaterials Theory Institute, and extensive facilities for materials synthesis and characterization. The purpose of the workshop is to facilitate community involvement in the planning for the Center. In particular, input is sought on equipment needs, candidate research areas, and user operations. A preliminary program is available online.