Tiny Science. Big Impacts. Cool Videos: Student Video Contest Viewing Page

The National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) would like to invite members of the public to cast their vote for the winning videos in NNI’s student video contest, Tiny Science. Big Impacts. Cool Videos.  Graduate students working in labs across the United States and U.S. territories sent in videos that demonstrate how their nanotechnology research will bring solutions to real-world problems. Voting opens to the public on Friday, May 1st at 12 noon EST and closes on May 15th. The winning video will be featured here on Nano.gov—the U.S. Federal Government's official nanotechnology website—for a month. 



Access to clean water is a major international issue that must not be ignored. Our research is finding a new method for the disinfection of drinking water.




Turning MXene into Highly Conductive Clay
MXenes, an exciting new family of two-dimensional transition metal carbides, have recently been shown to absorb and release water on the atomic scale as seen in clays.  



sensor thumbnailA Real Time Water Sensor
This sensor provides real time detection of water contaminants, including heavy metal ions and bacteria, etc.