• 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. Read more

  • Exploring the Wonders of the Nano-World: A Conversation with Dan Herr

    Exploring the Wonders of the Nano-World: A Conversation with Dan Herr

    This week’s Stories from the NNI podcast highlights the impact of nanotechnology on the semiconductor industry. Our guest is Dan Herr of the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering. Read more

  • Making Metal with the Lightness of Air

    Making Metal with the Lightness of Air

    Gold, silver, and copper are heavy metals, but scientists can now make them nearly as light as air—in a form so tiny it can ride on a mosquito's back. Read more

  • Flexible Graphene Nanogenerators Turn Movement into Energy

    Flexible Graphene Nanogenerators Turn Movement into Energy

    Researchers have adapted a graphene-based material, called a laser-induced graphene, into small devices that generate static electricity. This electricity could be used to power rechargeable devices. Read more

  • Chemists Develop Nanoscale Bioabsorbable Wound Dressing

    Chemists Develop Nanoscale Bioabsorbable Wound Dressing

    Researchers have developed a bioabsorbable wound dressing that builds on the blood-flow-staunching properties of chitosan, a natural material widely used in commercial wound dressings. Read more

  • Making Gene Therapy for HIV and Blood Disorders More Accessible

    Making Gene Therapy for HIV and Blood Disorders More Accessible

    By using a gold nanoparticle instead of an inactivated virus, scientists have safely delivered gene-editing tools in lab models of HIV and inherited blood disorders. Read more

  • Researchers Create Soft, Flexible Materials that Could Be Used in Soft Robotics and Medical Devices

    Researchers Create Soft, Flexible Materials that Could Be Used in Soft Robotics and Medical Devices

    Researchers have developed a new methodology that can be used to create a class of stretchable polymer composites that are promising candidates for use in soft robotics, self-healing electronics, and medical devices. Read more

  • Using Plant Viruses to Ward Off Pests and Keep Plants Healthy

    Using Plant Viruses to Ward Off Pests and Keep Plants Healthy

    Researchers have discovered that a plant virus could deliver pesticide molecules deeper below the ground, which could help farmers better manage difficult pests with less pesticide. 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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