• Increasing STEM Awareness: A Conversation with Tina Brower-Thomas

    Increasing STEM Awareness: A Conversation with Tina Brower-Thomas

    This week’s Stories from the NNI podcast highlights the importance of increasing diversity in STEM. Our guest is Tina Brower-Thomas of CIQM and Howard University. Read more

  • Request for Information: Basic Research Initiative for Microelectronics

    Request for Information: Basic Research Initiative for Microelectronics

    The DOE Office of Science is considering the launch of a multi-program basic research initiative in support of microelectronics and semiconductor sectors. Written comments and information are requested on or before August 30, 2019. Read more

  • New device channels heat into light

    New device channels heat into light

    Scientists have designed arrays of aligned single-wall carbon nanotubes to channel heat and greatly raise the efficiency of solar energy systems. Read more

  • An ‘EpiPen’ for spinal cord injuries

    An ‘EpiPen’ for spinal cord injuries

    An injection of nanoparticles can prevent the body's immune system from overreacting to trauma, potentially preventing some spinal cord injuries from resulting in paralysis. Read more

  • 2019 Recipients of PECASE Awards Pursuing Research in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology

    2019 Recipients of PECASE Awards Pursuing Research in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology

    Seventy-three scientists and engineers pursuing nanotechnology research were among 311 awardees of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) on July 2, 2019. Read more

  • Light-sensing system could show distant galaxies in unprecedented detail

    Light-sensing system could show distant galaxies in unprecedented detail

    Researchers have developed an ultra-sensitive light-detecting system that could enable astronomers to view galaxies, stars and planetary systems in superb detail. Read more

  •  Camera brings unseen world to light

    Camera brings unseen world to light

    Researchers have developed a highly compact, portable camera that can image polarization in a single shot. Read more

  • The Future of the NNI: A Stakeholder Workshop (Aug. 1–2, 2019 - Washington, DC)

    The Future of the NNI: A Stakeholder Workshop (Aug. 1–2, 2019 - Washington, DC)

    Experts from the nanotechnology community will share their perspectives on the key elements required for the nanotechnology enterprise to thrive over the next 15 years. Registration now open! Read more




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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