Federal National Nanotechnology Coordination Office (NNCO)

Federal National Nanotechnology Coordination Office (NNCO)
Type Disciplines
Government Lab Engineering
Address Postal Code
4201 Wilson Blvd., Stafford II Rm 405 22230
City State / Province
Arlington Virginia
E-mail Country
Web Phone
link 703-292-8626

The National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) is a federal R&D program established to coordinate the multiagency efforts in nanoscale science, engineering, and technology. Because of the promise of nanotechnology to improve lives and to contribute to economic growth, the Federal Government, through the guiding efforts of the U.S. National Nanotechnology Initiative, is supporting research in nanotechnology. As a result of the NNI research efforts, the United States is a global leader in nanotechnology development.

The NNCO assists in the preparation of multi-agency planning, budget and assessment documents. The NNCO is the point of contact on Federal nanotechnology activities for regional, state and local nanotechnology initiatives, government organizations, academia, industry, professional societies, foreign organizations, and others to exchange technical and programmatic information. In addition, the NNCO develops and makes available printed and other materials as directed by the NSET Subcommittee as well as maintains the NNI Web site (www.nano.gov).

Through the NNCO, as well as the participating agencies, the NNI maintains close ties with professional societies, as a valuable means of disseminating information on current activities, promoting education for nanoscale science and technology, and as a source for insight on opportunities for future research. In addition, the considerable worldwide investment in nanotechnology requires active outreach by the U.S. program to activities in other countries to collaborate with and learn from research being conducted abroad.

Contact: Cate Alexander, National Nanotechnology Coordination Office, 704-485-5143, calexand@nnco.nano.gov

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