• Nano’s Unique Interdisciplinarity: A Conversation with Paul Weiss

    Nano’s Unique Interdisciplinarity: A Conversation with Paul Weiss

    This week’s Stories from the NNI podcast highlights the unique interdisciplinarity of nanotechnology. Our guest is Paul Weiss of UCLA and ACS Nano. Read more

  • Moving diagnostics out of the lab and into your hand

    Moving diagnostics out of the lab and into your hand

    Researchers have developed a diagnostic platform technology that enables the detection of a broad range of biomarkers with high sensitivity and selectivity in complex biological fluids, using as little as a single drop of blood. Read more

  • Light-based ‘tractor beam’ assembles materials at the nanoscale

    Light-based ‘tractor beam’ assembles materials at the nanoscale

    A team of researchers has developed a method that could make reproducible manufacturing at the nanoscale possible. The team adapted a light-based technology used widely in biology to build a novel nanowire heterostructure. Read more

  •  Harvesting energy from light using bio-inspired artificial cells

    Harvesting energy from light using bio-inspired artificial cells

    Scientists have designed and connected two different artificial cells to each other to produce molecules called adenosine triphosphate, the fundamental unit that all living things use to carry and provide energy to run processes in cells. Read more

  • Visible light and nanoparticle catalysts produce bioactive molecules

    Visible light and nanoparticle catalysts produce bioactive molecules

    Chemists have used visible light and nanoparticles to quickly and simply make molecules that are of the same class as many lead compounds for drug development. Read more

  • Turning plastic trash into treasure

    Turning plastic trash into treasure

    Researchers have developed a new method for upcycling abundant, seemingly low-value plastics into high-quality liquid products, such as motor oils, lubricants, and detergents. The catalyst used in this new method consists of platinum nanoparticles. Read more



Meetings and Events

Sensors Global Summit

NanoTech Japan 2020

Current Solicitations

NIH: Early Phase Clinical Trials in Imaging and Image-Guided Interventions (R01) [PAR-17-167]

NIH: Innovative Research in Cancer Nanotechnology (IRCN) (R01) [PAR-17-240]


Nanotechnology Commercialization

NNI agencies are collaborating with industry to facilitate the commercialization of federally funded nanotechnology discoveries.
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Teaching about Nanotechnology

These resources can help K–12 teachers  incorporate nanotechnology in their classrooms.
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Networks and Communities

The NNCO facilitates various networks and communities, including the U.S. Nano and Emerging Tech Student and Teacher Networks, the U.S.-EU Communities of Research, and a developing Entrepreneurship Community of Interest.
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