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Nanoscience & Nanotechnology: Research Centers

Nanoscience Research Center

The Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute (BNNI) is the umbrella organization for expanding and coordinating Berkeley's research and educational activities in nanoscale science and engineering. The site has collection of presentations, and gallery of Nano images from top researchers and educators in the fields.
Funded by NSF, CHN is a nanoscale science and engineering center with its partners - the University of Massachusetts Lowell, the University of New Hampshire, Michigan State University and the Museum of Science.
CPN aims to develop novel probes that dramatically improve our capability to observe, manipulate, and control nanoscale objects and phenomena.
KIC creates new techniques to image and dynamically control nanoscale systems and uses these techniques to push the frontiers of nanoscale science. KIC's measurement-oriented mission complements existing strengths at Cornell in nanofabrication.
KNI at Caltech's emphasis is upon efforts that transcend traditional disciplinary boundaries, with principal areas of focus in nanobiotechnology, nanophotonics, and large-scale integration of nanosystems.
The Kavli Institute of Nanoscience at Delft University of Technology consists of seven research groups and a nanofabrication cleanroom facility.
Funded by NSF, this center focuses research on the investigation of heterogeneous interfacial phenomena from the near-atomic through macroscopic scales.
The Michigan Nanotechnology Institute for Medicine and Biological Sciences (M-NIMBS) is a multidisciplinary team of chemists, physicists, engineers, pharmacists, (bio)informatics specialists, and biologists collaborating on nanoscience in biology and medicine.
Research in the Nano/Bio Interface Center at the University of Pennsylvania exploits Penn's internationally recognized strengths in design of molecular function and quantification of individual molecules. The research program is structured around two major themes (Biomolecular Function and Molecular Motions) and two cross cutting initiatives (Single Molecule Probes and Ethics).
The Center seeks to develop polymer-based low-cost nanoengineering technology that can be used to produce nanofluidic devices and multifunctional polymer-nanoparticle-biomolecule nanostructures for the next generation medical diagnostic and therapeutic applications.
The Center for Functional Nanomaterials (CFN) at Brookhaven National Laboratory focuses its research on a basic understanding of how functional materials respond when in nanoscale form. The scientific themes are: nanocatalysts, magnetic nanoassemblies, charge injection and transport, nanometer-thick organic films, strongly correlated oxides, and nanoscience applications.
The distinguishing characteristic of CINT is its emphasis on exploring the path from scientific discovery to the integration of nanostructures into the micro and macro worlds. CINT's research focuses are: nano-bio-micro interfaces, nanophotonics and nanoelectronics, complex functional nanomaterials, nanomechanics, and theory and simulation.
The Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences at Oak Ridge National Laboratory is a collaborative nanoscience user research facility for the synthesis, characterization, theory/modeling/ simulation, and design of nanoscale materials. Its focus areas are: macromolecular complex systems, functional nanomaterials, nanoscale magnetism and transport, catalysis and nano building blocks, and nanofabrications.
The Center for Nanoscale Materials at Argonne National Laboratory is a joint partnership between the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the State of Illinois, as part of DOE?S Nanoscale Science Research Center program. Its research focuses are: nanomagnetism, bio-inorganics, nanocarbon, complex oxides, nanophotonics, and the virtual fab lab.
CNST enables science and industry by providing essential measurement methods, instrumentation, and standards to support all phases of nanotechnology development,from discovery to production.
The Center for Nanotechnology at NASA Ames Research Center focuses on experimental research and development in nano and bio technologies as well as on a strong complementary modeling and simulation effort that includes computational nanotechnology, computational nanoelectronics, computational optoelectronics, and computational modeling of processes encountered in nanofabrication.
The Institute for Molecular Manufacturing (IMM) is a nonprofit foundation formed in 1991 to conduct and support research on molecular systems engineering and molecular manufacturing (molecular nanotechnology, or MNT). IMM also promotes guidelines for research and development practices that will minimize risk from accidental misuse or from abuse of molecular nanotechnology.
The Molecular Foundry at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab is a user facility for nanoscale materials. Its research focuses are: inorganic nanostructures, nanofabrication, organic, polymer and biopolymer nanostructures, biological nanostructures, imaging and manipulation of nanostructures, and theory of nanostructures.
The Center's areas of research include sensors, microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), nanophotonics, bioelectronics, molecular diagnostics, nanomedicine, and drug delivery. This Web site explores nanoscience and nanotechnology innovations, current trends in nanotechnology research, and academic opportunities in nanoscience and nanotechnology at Tech. The Schools of Chemistry, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, and Physics, and the Georgia Tech Research Institute are collectively involved in research encompassing five major areas: Synthesis and Characteristics of Nanomaterials, Properties of Nanomaterials, Nanoscale Modeling and Simulation, Nanodevices, Nanophotonics, and Nanosystems, and Nanomedicine and Nano-biotechnology.
The research focus at NINT is the integration of nano-scale devices and materials into complex nanosystems that are connected to the outside world.