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Apr 27, 2015
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced more than $3.8 million in funding to support grants focused on using nanotechnology to find solutions to societal challenges such as food security, nutrition, food safety, and environmental protection.
Apr 7, 2015
The National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) invites members of the public to cast their votes for the winning images in the EnvisioNano photo contest, starting today, April 7th, at 12 noon EDT.
Mar 23, 2015
On March 12-13, the United States and the European Union held their fourth joint workshop on Bridging NanoEHS Research Efforts to further promote and deepen the collaboration on nanotechnology environmental, health, and safety (nanoEHS or nanosafety) research.
Mar 20, 2015
The National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) today published the report from the workshop, “Stakeholder Perspectives on Perception, Assessment, and Management of the Potential Risks of Nanotechnology” (R3 Workshop), which was held September 10-11, 2013, in Washington, D.C.
Mar 12, 2015
The National Nanotechnology Initiative today published the proceedings of a technical interchange meeting on “Realizing the Promise of Carbon Nanotubes: Challenges, Opportunities, and the Pathway to Commercialization,” held at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Headquarters on September 15, 2014.
Mar 11, 2015
The President’s Budget for Fiscal Year 2016 provides $1.5 billion for the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI), a continued Federal investment in support of the President’s priorities and innovation strategy.
Jan 21, 2015
NNI launches video and image contests for students in honor of President Clinton's landmark speech 15 years ago announcing the creation of the initiative.
Nov 24, 2014
The report, titled “Cellulose Nanomaterials – A Path towards Commercialization,” is a result of a workshop held earlier this year that brought together a wide range of experts from industry, academia, and government to ensure that commercialization efforts are driven by market and user materials needs.
Nov 21, 2014
Materials scientists across industry, academia, and government have joined forces to replace heavy steel structures in cars with composites reinforced by ultra-strong, lightweight nanoparticles extracted from trees. These nanocellulose materials promise to be an economical substitute for expensive carbon fiber composites used in luxury automobiles.
Oct 20, 2014
The National Nanotechnology Coordination Office (NNCO) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Michael A. Meador as its new Director.