• What Are You Doing for National Nanotechnology Day?

    On October 9th, 2016, a series of community-led events and activities will help to raise awareness of nanotechnology, how it is currently used in products that enrich our daily lives, and the challenges and opportunities it holds for the future. Read more

  • ‘Octobot’ Is The World’s First Soft-Bodied Robot

    The researchers created a new elastomeric material containing fumed silica nanoparticles that exhibits thixotropic behavior. Read more

  • Smarter Self-Assembly Opens New Pathways for Nanotechnology

    Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory have just developed a way to direct the self-assembly of multiple molecular patterns within a single material, producing new nanoscale architectures. Read more

  • Nanoparticle Delivers Cancer Drugs to Tumor Blood Vessels

    A tumor’s blood vessels may express proteins—such as P-selectin—that researchers can potentially exploit, by engineering their nanoparticles to recognize and latch onto those proteins, which enables them to reach the tumor. Read more

  • CNTs Could Make Airplane Frames Lighter, More Damage-Resistant

    MIT aerospace engineers "stitched" together the layers of composite materials together using carbon nanotubes. Read more

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EOP sealDraft 2016 NNI Strategic Plan Available for Public Comment

 The NNI Strategic Plan describes the initiative’s vision and goals and the strategies by which these goals are to be achieved. The public is encouraged to submit comments electronically through the online portal.



EOP sealWhite Paper: A Federal Vision for Nanotech- Inspired Grand Challenge for Future Computing

Federal agencies participating in the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) released a white paper describing the collective Federal vision for the emerging and innovative solutions needed to realize the Nanotechnology-Inspired Grand Challenge for Future Computing



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Nanotechnology News

Workshops & Events

Composites and Advanced Materials Expo (CAMX)

National Nanotechnology Day

IEEE Rebooting Computing Conference


Learn About Nanotechnology

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These NNI brochures introduce basic concepts in nanotechnology.  Big Things from a Tiny World (left) is a general overview; Powerful Things from a Tiny World (right) looks at nanotechnology and energy. These brochures are also available in Spanish.

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