• Impacting the World with Nanotechnology: A Conversation with Chad Mirkin

    Impacting the World with Nanotechnology: A Conversation with Chad Mirkin

    We’re wrapping up our 15-year anniversary episodes of Stories from the NNI podcast with an interview with Chad Mirkin of Northwestern University. Read more

  • Boosting 5G technology with carbon nanotubes

    Boosting 5G technology with carbon nanotubes

    The University of Southern California has partnered with Carbonics, Inc., to develop a carbon nanotube technology that, for the first time, achieved speeds exceeding 100 gigahertz in radio frequency applications. Read more

  • Nanotechnology Entrepreneurship Network just launched!

    Nanotechnology Entrepreneurship Network just launched!

    The Nanotechnology Entrepreneurship Network (NEN) will bring new and seasoned entrepreneurs together with the people and resources available to support them. Check out the inaugural podcast with Joe Sprengard, CEO and Founder of Veelo Technologies. Read more

  • Heat radiation control for ceramic coatings

    Heat radiation control for ceramic coatings

    Researchers have engineered ceramic "nanotubes" that behave as thermal antennas, offering control over heat radiation. The work is a step toward a new class of ceramics that work more efficiently at high temperatures. Read more

  • Light-sensing camera may help detect extraterrestrial life

    Light-sensing camera may help detect extraterrestrial life

    Researchers have made one of the highest-performance cameras ever. With more than 1,000 sensors, or pixels, the camera may be useful in future space-based telescopes searching for chemical signs of life on other planets. 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

  •  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



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]


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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