• Celebrating the NNI with Tarek Fadel and Lisa Friedersdorf

    Celebrating the NNI with Tarek Fadel and Lisa Friedersdorf

    To celebrate the 15-year anniversary of the NNI, we are launching special episodes of the “Stories from the NNI” podcast series. Check out the inaugural podcast, a conversation between NNCO Director Dr. Lisa Friedersdorf and MIT’s Dr. Tarek Fadel. Read more

  • National Engineers Week

    National Engineers Week

    For National Engineers Week (Feb. 17-23) we celebrate the contributions of engineers who are using nanotechnology to address the NAE Grand Challenge “Provide Access to Clean Water” (National Academy of Engineering). Read more

  • Rapidly Analyzing Nanomedicines for Cancer Immunotherapy

    Rapidly Analyzing Nanomedicines for Cancer Immunotherapy

    A team of scientists at Northwestern University led by nanotechnology pioneer Chad A. Mirkin has developed a direct route to optimize spherical nuclei acids, bringing them one step closer to becoming a viable treatment option for many diseases. Read more

  • A 13-Year-Old Science Entrepreneur Wants To Bring Her Water Testing Device To Market

    A 13-Year-Old Science Entrepreneur Wants To Bring Her Water Testing Device To Market

    Gitanjali Rao, 13, is on the 2019 Forbes 30 Under 30 list for the design of a small, mobile device that tests for lead in drinking water. Read more

  • ‘Metallic wood’ has the strength of titanium and the density of water

    ‘Metallic wood’ has the strength of titanium and the density of water

    Scientists have built a sheet of nickel with nanoscale pores that make it as strong as titanium, but four to five times lighter. Read more

  • Converting Wi-Fi signals to electricity with new 2-D materials

    Converting Wi-Fi signals to electricity with new 2-D materials

    Device made from flexible, inexpensive materials could power large-area electronics, wearables, medical devices, and more. 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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