• Celebrating National Chemistry Week

    Celebrating National Chemistry Week

    For National Chemistry Week, we celebrate the role of nanotechnology in developing synthetic catalysts that produce chemicals much the same way enzymes do in living organisms. Read more

  • Tackling Energy Issues with Nanotechnology: A Conversation with Leonardo Spanu

    Tackling Energy Issues with Nanotechnology: A Conversation with Leonardo Spanu

    This week’s Stories from the NNI podcast highlights the use of nanotechnology in energy. Our guest is Dr. Leonardo Spanu of Shell. Read more

  • Improving the performance of lithium-ion batteries

    Improving the performance of lithium-ion batteries

    Congratulations to the winners of the 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for the development of lithium-ion batteries! On this occasion. we also celebrate the role nanotechnology plays in improving the performance of lithium-ion batteries. Read more

  •  Making glass less likely to break (could be good for your cell phone!)

    Making glass less likely to break (could be good for your cell phone!)

    If you’ve ever dropped your smartphone on a concrete floor, you know that dreaded feeling as you turn it over to see how badly the screen has cracked. Now researchers have discovered a way to make glass less brittle and less likely to break. Read more

  • Nanoelectrode Chip to Study Neuronal Network Activity of Thousands of Cells

    Nanoelectrode Chip to Study Neuronal Network Activity of Thousands of Cells

    To help study entire neuronal networks comprising thousands of interconnected cells, researchers have created an electronic chip on which neurons can grow while their electrical activity is closely monitored. 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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