• Celebrating National Physical Fitness and Sports Month

    Celebrating National Physical Fitness and Sports Month

    For National Physical Fitness and Sports Month, we celebrate advances in nanotechnology that are transforming the practice of sports by improving footballs, tennis racquets, and racecar tires. Read more

  •  Impacts of Multidisciplinarity: A Conversation with Celia Merzbacher

    Impacts of Multidisciplinarity: A Conversation with Celia Merzbacher

    This week’s podcast celebrating the 15-year anniversary of the NNI highlights the connection between nanotechnology and quantum information science and technology. Our guest is Dr. Celia Merzbacher of QEDC. Read more

  • Manipulating atoms one at a time with an electron beam

    Manipulating atoms one at a time with an electron beam

    Scientists have developed a method that can reposition atoms with a highly focused electron beam and control their exact location and bonding orientation. The advance could lead to new ways of making quantum computing devices or sensors. Read more

  • Creating Next-Generation Flexible Electronics

    Creating Next-Generation Flexible Electronics

    Researchers have created a novel, flexible dielectric material that could help manufacturers who are working on creating next-generation flexible electronics. Read more

  • Using Plants to Produce Light

    Using Plants to Produce Light

    Researchers are working on using light-emitting plants, which debuted in 2017, as part of sunlight harvesting, water transport, and soil collecting and composting systems. Read more

  • Researchers develop environmentally friendly alternative to Styrofoam

    Researchers develop environmentally friendly alternative to Styrofoam

    Researchers have developed an environmentally friendly, plant-based material that, for the first time, works better than Styrofoam for insulation. Read more

  •  Vaccine Design Can Dramatically Improve Cancer Immunotherapies

    Vaccine Design Can Dramatically Improve Cancer Immunotherapies

    Researchers have demonstrated that a vaccine made with spherical nucleic acids was able to eliminate tumors in 30% of animal models and improved their overall survival from cancer. 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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