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Webinar Series Notice: NNI Launches Nanotechnology Signature Initiative (NSI) Webinar Series

The National Nanotechnology Coordination Office (NNCO) will host a series of webinars from October to December 2015 sponsored by Federal agencies participating in the Nanotechnology Knowledge Infrastructure (NKI) and the Nanotechnology for Sensors and Sensors for Nanotechnology (Sensors) Signature Initiatives.

Nanosensor Technologies and Applications Webinar: Registration Now Open!

This 90-minute webinar, led by Dr. Meyya Meyyappan, Chief Scientist for Exploration Technology at NASA Ames Research Center, will introduce basic mechanisms of nanosensing and terminologies, and will review the current status of nanosensor development and challenges for commercial applications.

Winner Announced for NNI’s EnvisioNano 2.0 Nanotechnology Image Contest

Elizabeth Sawicki, a member of the Medical Scholars Program and the Department of Bioengineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, won the top honors for her image entitled Gelatin Nanoparticles in Brain.

NNCO Webinar Registration Now Open: Introduction to Informatics

This webinar will introduce basic nanoinformatics concepts to non-specialists and is supported by Federal agencies participating in the Nanotechnology Knowledge Infrastructure (NKI) Signature Initiative.

$81 million to support new National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure

To advance research in nanoscale science, engineering and technology, the National Science Foundation (NSF) will provide a total of $81 million over five years to support 16 sites and a coordinating office as part of a new National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure (NNCI).

Public Invited to Vote in the NNI’s EnvisioNano 2.0 Image Contest

Members of the public are invited to cast their votes for their favorite images in the EnvisioNano 2.0 photo contest.

Obama Administration Announces New Flexible Hybrid Electronics Manufacturing Innovation Hub in San Jose, CA

Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, the seventh of nine new manufacturing institutes underway will invest $171 million in advancing next-generation flexible hybrid electronics manufacturing, fostering American leadership in manufacturing technologies from smart bandages to self-monitoring weapons systems to wearable devices.

Registration Now Open: A Public Lecture by NNCO Director Dr. Michael Meador in London

Join NNCO Director Dr. Michael Meador to learn about the fundamentals of nanotechnology—what it is and why it’s unique—and how this emerging, disruptive technology will change the world. From invisibility cloaks to lightweight, fuel-efficient vehicles to a cure for cancer, nanotechnology might just be the biggest thing you can’t see.

Call Scheduled for Nano and Emerging Tech Student Network

The National Nanotechnology Coordination Office is hosting a teleconference on August 10th for undergraduate students interested in participating in a network of student groups focused on emerging technology, research, and entrepreneurship! Email nanoed@nnco.nano.gov if you want to join the call.

New Public-Private Reciprocal Linking Agreement Supports the Goals of the NNI's Nanotechnology Knowledge Infrastructure (NKI)

Articles on ScienceDirect and scientific and biomedical research data within NCI's cancer Nanotechnology Laboratory portal are now reciprocally linked, supporting the goals of the NNI's Nanotechnology Signature Initiative Nanotechnology Knowledge Infrastructure (NKI).

ACS Hosting Special Webinar on Nano-Inspired Grand Challenges Next Tuesday

The American Chemical Society (ACS) is holding a special webinar to address the White House’s recently announced Nanotechnology-Inspired Grand Challenges.