University of North Carolina (UNC)

University of North Carolina (UNC)
Type Disciplines
State University Composites Nanomaterials Nanobiology
Address Postal Code
City State / Province
Chapel Hill NC
E-mail Country
Web Phone
link (919) 962-2211

The University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill) has joined with the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) to coordinate much of it's nanotechnology research. Under NNI, the university operates several research efforts with a focus on nanobiosciences, computer modeling, nanoscale materials and tools.

UNC Chapel Hill's nanoscience network includes: The Center for Computer Integrated Systems for Microscopy and Manipulation, The Nanoscale Science Education Center, the Nanoscale Science Research Group, and the North Carolina Center for Nanoscale Materials.

  • Center for Computer Integrated Systems for Microscopy and Manipulation - The fundamental modes of operation are to provide direct and natural visualization and control between biologists and their tools, and to create new tools. CISMM aggressively pursues new and emerging technologies in interactive computer graphics, bringing them to bear in bio-science.
  • NanoScale Science Education Center - This center makes use of Scanning Probe Microscopy, SEM images of AFM tip zoom-in sequence, and a 3D Force Microscope.
  • Nanoscale Science Research Group - A conglomoration of various groups studying nanoscale science primarily associated with CISMM.
  • North Carolina Center for Nanoscale Materials - Established in 1998 with major funding from the Office of Naval Research. The research activities in the center are directed towards understanding the fundamental science of nanoscale materials and utilizing their unique properties for commerical applications.

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