- Nanotechnology 101
- Nanotechnology and You
- About the NNI
- What is the NNI?
- The NSET Subcommittee
- NSET's Participating Federal Partners
- Working Groups
- National Nanotechnology Coordination Office (NNCO)
- Contact Information
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NNI R&D Centers & Networks
A highly significant impact of the NNI has been the focused investment by NNI-participating agencies in the establishment and development of multidisciplinary research and education centers devoted to nanoscience and nanotechnology. NNI agencies have developed an extensive infrastructure of more than 100 major interdisciplinary research and education centers and user facilities across the United States.
NNI Research and Development (R&D) Centers and Networks
Government funds for nanotechnology research have created some of the most sophisticated nanoscience laboratories in the world. In addition to providing the facilities, the NNI also has created programs to attract researchers across an array of disciplines to facilitate discoveries.
Centers and networks provide opportunities and support for multidisciplinary research among investigators from a variety of disciplines and from different research sectors, including academia, industry and government laboratories. Such multidisciplinary research not only leads to advances in knowledge but also fosters relationships that enhance the transition of basic research results to devices and other applications.
The multidisciplinary centers are listed below, organized by funding agency:
Department of Defense
Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Institute for Nanoscience
Naval Research Laboratory
National Institutes of Health
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
NIST Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology (CNST), also listed under Nano.gov's User Facilities.
National Science Foundation with the Environmental Protection Agency
Center for the Environmental Implications of Nanotechnology (CEINT) at Duke University
UC CEIN Center for Environmental Implications of Nanotechnology (CEIN) at University of California – Los Angeles