• Pushing Materials Out of Their Comfort Zone: A Conversation with Jeff Neaton

    Pushing Materials Out of Their Comfort Zone: A Conversation with Jeff Neaton

    This week’s Stories from the NNI podcast highlights the convergence of theory and experiment in nanoscience. Our guest is Dr. Jeff Neaton of the Molecular Foundry. Read more

  • Increasing the Efficiency of Water Desalination

    Increasing the Efficiency of Water Desalination

    Researchers have shown they were able to boost the efficiency of a nanotechnology-enabled solar membrane desalination system by more than 50%. Read more

  • The Future of the NNI: A Stakeholder Workshop (Aug. 1–2, 2019 - Washington, DC)

    The Future of the NNI: A Stakeholder Workshop (Aug. 1–2, 2019 - Washington, DC)

    Experts from the nanotechnology community will share their perspectives on the key elements required for the nanotechnology enterprise to thrive over the next 15 years. Registration now open! Read more

  •  Laser Destroys Cancer Cells Circulating in the Blood

    Laser Destroys Cancer Cells Circulating in the Blood

    Researchers have developed a technology that uses a laser beam to detect and destroy tumor cells in the veins of patients with melanoma, a deadly form of skin cancer. Read more

  • These Nanobugs Eat CO2 and Make Eco-Friendly Fuel

    These Nanobugs Eat CO2 and Make Eco-Friendly Fuel

    Researchers have developed nanobio-hybrid organisms that can use airborne carbon dioxide and nitrogen to produce a variety of plastics and fuels. Read more

  • iPhone + Nanoscale Porous Silicon = Cheap, Simple Home Diagnostics

    iPhone + Nanoscale Porous Silicon = Cheap, Simple Home Diagnostics

    Engineers have developed a simple home medical test consisting of various silicon chips coated in a special film. 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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