- Nanotechnology 101
- Nanotechnology and You
- About the NNI
- What is the NNI?
- Nanotechnology-Inspired Grand Challenges
- Nanotechnology Signature Initiatives
- The NSET Subcommittee
- NSET's Participating Federal Partners
- Working Groups & Coordinators
- Contact Information
- National Nanotechnology Coordination Office (NNCO)
- Collaborations and Funding
- Federal Funding & Infrastructure
- Nanotech Challenges
- Business Development
- FAQs for Business
- Publications and Resources
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
NASA's mission is to pioneer the future in space exploration, scientific discovery and aeronautics research.
FY 2016 Proposed $15.8 million
NASA’s efforts in Nanotechnology are focused on developing novel concepts for the Agency’s future needs in electronics, computing, sensors, materials/structures and advanced miniaturization of all systems. The efforts also strive to develop a highly integrated and intelligent simulation environment that facilitates rapid development and validation of future generation intelligent devices and materials.
Recent highlights include: nano-aluminum/ice rocket propellant, ultrasensitive chemical sensors for monitoring trace gases and vapors, nano-structured composites for thermal isolation applications, and smart electroactive materials. The projects include advancing technology readiness levels via, both, ground-based experiments, as well as, flight demonstrations on the Shuttle, the International Space Station and DOD flight opportunities.
Dr. Azlin Biaggi-Laiosa
Manager, Nanotechnology Project, Space Technology Project Office
Assistant Administrator, Public Affairs
NASA funding opportunities are predicated, on a competitive basis, through Agency-wide Announcement of Opportunities.