• Join the Conversation: Data Readiness Levels

    A new online forum is now available to discuss the concepts of Data Readiness Levels (DRLs) that were developed by the Nanotechnology Knowledge Infrastructure (NKI) Signature Initiative in May 2013. Read more

  • Three Scientists Win Chemistry Nobel for Nanoscopy Work

    Two Americans and a German won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for work that allows optical microscopes to study cells in the tiniest molecular detail, aiding in research of diseases such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s. Read more

  • New nanoparticles get us closer to artificial photosynthesis, mass carbon capture

    The discovery at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab could one day allow us to vacuum excess carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere and turn it into usable biofuel. Read more

  • NSF investment aims to take flat materials to new heights

    Researchers will explore fundamental materials properties, synthesis & characterization, predictive modeling techniques and scalable fabrication and manufacturing methods to create new devices for photonics, electronics, sensors & energy harvesting. Read more

  • Nanotubes help healing hearts keep the beat

    Carbon nanotubes serve as bridges that allow electrical signals to pass unhindered through new pediatric heart-defect patches invented at Rice University and Texas Children's Hospital. Read more

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President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) released the "Report to the President and Congress on the Fifth Assessment of the National Nanotechnology Initiative."

SIINN logoOpen Solicitation: 2014 Third SIINN Call

The third joint transnational call of the ERA-NET Safe Implementation of Innovative Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (SIINN) is now open for the submission of innovative transnational research proposals focused on manufactured nanomaterials (MNMs).


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These NNI brochures introduce basic concepts in nanotechnolgy.  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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The NNI Dashboard shows annual spending for the agencies participating in the NNI. This cross-cut budget information can be sorted by agency and by Program Component Area to better identify funding trends.