In 1999, the Deans of the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, and the School of Engineering met to establish The Institute for Lasers, Photonics and Biophotonics (ILPB) . The Institute incorporates the very successful and internationally recognized program at the Photonics Research Laboratory and was extended to bring together active multidisciplinary faculty from Medicine, Dental Biology, Engineering, Physics and Chemistry.
The Nanophotonics Research Center (NPC), NPC seeks to deepen the fundamental knowledge of nanometer-scale light-matter interactions and exploit our findings in various kinds of new principles and technologies. NPC is is the research center for nanophotonics in The University of Tokyo. and is led by the Director Prof. Motoichi Ohtsu.
The Center for High-rate Nanomanufacturing is focused on developing tools and processes that will enable high-rate/high-volume bottom-up, precise, parallel assembly of nanoelements (such as carbon nanotubes, nanoparticles, etc.) and polymer nanostructures.
The Birck Nanotechnology Center leverages advances in nanoscale science and engineering to create innovative nanotechnologies addressing societal challenges and opportunities in computing, communications, the environment, security, energy independence, and health.
The Fitzpatrick Center for Photonics and Communications Systems at Duke University's Pratt School of Engineering represents a fundamental shift from a traditional academic departmental focus by bringing together faculty from across scientific disciplines working in four research initiatives: biology, photonics, materials and integrated sensors. The Center was established at Duke University in December 2000 by a $25,000,000 gift from Michael and Patty Fitzpatrick.
Birmingham University was an early player in Nanotechnology, and the field has become extremely competitive since the late 1990’s, both in the UK and worldwide.
Nanotechnology research at Northeastern encompasses nanomanufacturing, nanomaterials, nanomedicince and bio-nanotechnology, and the societal impacts and ethics of nanotechnology.
The Electronic Materials Research Institute at Northeastern University was founded in September, 2002, with a mission to synergize and catalyze inter-disciplinary research and educational activities in nanomaterials.
The Nanotechnology and Society Research Group (NSRG) is dedicated to the study of the societal dimensions of nanotechnology research, development, application, and commercialization.
NQPI Missions - Promote research excellence in nanoscale science and engineering - Foster cross disciplinary research and education in nanoscience - Realize international collaborations, conferences, and workshops
The University of Notre Dame, founded in 1842 by Rev. Edward F. Sorin, C.S.C., of the Congregation of Holy Cross, is an independent, national Catholic university located in Notre Dame, Ind., adjacent to the city of South Bend and approximately 90 miles east of Chicago.
Professor Zhong L. Wang is the director of his nanoscience and nanotechnology research group in the School of Materials Science and Engineering of the Georgia Institute of Technology.
University of Central Florida’s Advanced Materials Processing and Analysis Center (AMPAC) in Orlando is home to the $10 million Materials Characterization Facility (MCF), within the Central Florida Research Park and the Advanced Microfabrication and Clean Room Facility.
Carleton University has various nanotechnology projects, including an award winning idea from a chemistry professor that has the potention to speed up the internet by 100 times through the use of light.
The University of Colorado - Boulder's Micro/Nano Systems for Engineering and Life Sciences is a major research and training nanoscience initiative, bringing together more than 100 CU faculty in engineering, biology, chemistry, physics, dentistry, pharmacy, and medicine. CU's Micro/Nano initiative will focus on (1) micro/nanoscale phenomena at the interface of biology and engineering, and (2) engineering materials at the micro/nanoscale.
The California Institute of Technology Nanofabrication Group, under the leadership of Professor Axel Scherer, is primarily interested in the design, fabrication and characterization nano-scale photonic and fluidic devices and systems.
The Baskin School of Engineering at the University of California Santa Cruz (UCSC) focuses synergies between nanotechnology and the areas of information technology and biotechnology.
Stimuli-Sensitive Core-Shell Nanoparticles for Cancer Therapy, Three-Dimensional Bone Remodeling of Nanobiomaterials, Nanostructured Drug-Loaded Contact Lenses for Ocular Drug Delivery
Research at the University of South Florida (Tampa) nano facility is The Nanomaterials and Nanomanufacturing Research Center (NNRC), nicknamed the “Nano Tool Box.” NNRC contains a suite of state-of-the-art measurement instruments as offes access to fabrication equipment.
The Vanderbilt Institute of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (Nashville, TN) operating out of the School of Engineering has on-going work in nano-optics; nano-bio processes; spintronics; nanoscale electronics; nanocrystal fabrication, characterization, and integration; and radiation effects and defect studies.
The Darmstadt University of Technology, whose official name (also its official English name) is "Technische Universität Darmstadt", in Darmstadt, Germany plays a significant role among German universities. It is internationally well known for its outstanding achievements in the areas of engineering and computer science.
The Washington University of St. Louis School of Medicine received $16 million from The National Cancer Institute to suport the Siteman Center of Cancer Nanotechnology Excellence (SCCNE). Due for completion in 2006, SCCNE plans to focus on applied nano-research for cancer drug therapies and diagnostics.
The University of Dayton's Research Institute, and two other universities, received a $22.5 million grant in 2005 to build the Wright Center of Innovation in polymer nanotechnology research. The University of Dayton is also a partner in the Center for Multifunctional Polymer Nanomaterials and Devices (CMPND), along with Ohio State University and the University of Akron. CMPND focuses on polymer nanocomposites, polymer photonics, and biosensors.
UC Irvine's Henry Samueli School of Engineering has a stand-alone facility named the UCI Integrated Nanosystems Research Facility. The Integrated Nanosystems Research Facility focuses on developing engineered nanoscale systems consist of microscopic and smaller systems comprised of mechanical, photonic, biological, electrical, fluidic, and chemical subsystems.
Wake Forest University's School of Medicine's (North Carolina) Center for Nanotechnology and Molecular Materials, which was established in 1999 with a grant from The U.S. Air Force Office of Scientific Research. The Center's nanotech research projects include: optical materials, ways fight antibiotic resistant organisms (i.e. cancer) and cancer therapeutics.
The Pratt School of Engineering has four strategic initiatives in the areas of bioengineering, materials, photonics, and environmental engineering. These four initiatives span our four departments of biomedical engineering, civil and environmental engineering, electrical and computer engineering, and mechanical engineering and materials science.
The scope of ITRI Nanotechnology covers aspects in electronics, data storage, packaging, energy, display, photonics, biotechnology, platform technology, application in traditional industries, and facilities build-up.
The University of California at Riverside has three major thrusts in the nanotechnology field: The Nano-Device Laboratory, The Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology (within UC-Riverside's College of Engineering), and The Biomedical Science and Nanotechnology Laboratory.
Microtechnology and nanoscience are two of Chalmers Foundation’s priority areas. The Department of Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2) is the core of this investment and we engage in research and give courses with the emphasis on the electronics and photonics of the future.
Established in 1924, what started as a small Jewish technical university was opened for young Middle Eastern men and women with a desire to pursue a career in engineering. Today, this university is among the largest leading scientific-technological and research universities.
The University of Kentucky (Lexington) offers an inter-disciplinary Nano-Scale Engineering Certificate Program (NECP). The certificate program for undergraduates, begun in 2004, is designed to foster a new wave of nano-focused interdisciplinary programs.
The role of the Institute for Applied Biosciences is to serve as Ben-Gurion University's Center for biotechnology, which has recognized importance of nanoscale biosensors and nanoelectronics for medicine, environmental quality, and other areas. The school takes a broad multi-disciplinary approach to basic and applied research.
CNSE scientists conduct some of the nation's most advanced nanoscience research and development in the nation. The Albany NanoTech complex includes one of the world's leading centers for lithography research. Specific research areas include nanoelectronics and nanooptics.
A post-graduate degree program in nanotechnology is offered by the University of New Mexico's School of Engineering (Albuquerque). The Integrative Nanoscience and Microsystems – an NSF-IGERT Ph.D. Fellowship Program – is a training program to prepare graduate students for emerging nanotechnology fields.
The University of Massachusetts -- Amherst has establishing a Nano-Imprint Lithography (NIL) laboratory to research capabilities in nanoscale device manufacturing.
Nanoscience research is carried out in 180 CNRS-affiliated laboratories by some 2000 scientists. Together with the Ministry of Research, CNRS supports five central technology facilities together with a number of smaller local facilities.
Central Scientific Instruments Organisation is a premier National Instrumentation Research laboratory of Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR), Government Of India. CSIO focuses on nanotechnology through its Biomolecular Electronics & Nanotechnology division.
Chulalongkorn University in Thailand has established an undergraduate degree program in nanoengineering. The nanoengineering program aims to produce undergraduates who are knowledgeable in chemical, electrical and materials engineering which are the fundamental building blocks of nanotechnology. Upon graduation, students will be a unique and important human resource pool capable of developing many manufacturing and services industries and taking them to the next level.
The University of Sussex (Brighton, England) offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology as well as post-grad and post-doc research into the field. Study embraces Chemistry, Physics, and Biochemistry (or Molecular Biology), as well as the overlapping fields of Materials Science and Electronic Engineering.
We target manufacturing techniques for the micro and nano-scale that rely on assembly principles observed in living cells. We particularly focus on maskless techniques outside of cleanrooms, at the solid-liquid interface, and suitable for a wide range of materials.
The Institute for Complex Engineered Systems at Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburg, PA) hosts the Center for Nano-enabled Device and Energy Technologies (CNXT). The overarching goal of these activities is to enable the design of innovative systems.
Nanotechnology by its nature is interdisciplinary, and chemists, physicists, biologists, and engineers all have roles to play in the development and implementation of nanotechnology. The University of Florida has identified several strength areas in nano technology.
The Institute for Nanoscale Science and Technology (INSAT) was established in 1999 at the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne. It is internationally recognized for its on-going work on MEMs-based bio-sensors, nanowires, and nanometrology.
This university is a public institution located in the north-western quadrant of Calgary, Alberta, Canada, offering over 100 programmes in post-secondary education, the University of Calgary awards its students bachelors, masters, as well as doctorates.
Georgia Tech is one of the world leaders in nanoscience and nanotechnology research and design. More than one hundred faculty members at Tech are already involved in nanoscience and nanotechnology research projects, and their numbers are growing.
The RIT community engages and motivates students through stimulating and collaborative experiences. Our mission is to provide technology-based educational programs for personal and professional development.
In TST research is conducted on four main themes: micromachining, sensors, actuators and fluid handling systems. In all these themes Ph.D. student and Master students are carrying out their projects.
The University of Nottingham is Britain's University of the Year (The Times Higher Awards 2006). It undertakes world-changing research, provides innovative teaching and a student experience of the highest quality.
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency that supports fundamental research and education across all fields of science and engineering, with an annual budget of nearly $5.47 billion.
Purdue is a public, doctoral-granting research university, and Indiana's land-, sea-, and space-grant university.
By virtue of their interdisciplinary nature, rapid advances in nanoscale science and technology can only thrive in a collaborative environment in which faculty and students from different disciplines discuss ideas, work together, and share their expertise.
The Microsystems and Nanotechnology Centre, within the Materials Department, was established in 1994 by Professor Whatmore.
The Petersen Institute of NanoScience and Engineering is an integrated, multidisciplinary organization that brings coherence to the University's research efforts and resources in the fields of nanoscale science and engineering.
The Nishi Research Group at Stanford University has been working in the area of both evolutionary and revolutionary nanoelectronics from process and device point of view for CMOS in the ITRS node of 45-32nm and beyond, including expansion to three dimensional integration.
Northwestern University has a $15 million grant from the National Science Foundation to create the nation’s first Center for Learning and Teaching in Nanoscale Science and Engineering (NCLT).
The University of Wisconsin Madison Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC) Interdisciplinary Education Group uses examples of nanotechnology and advanced materials to explore science and engineering concepts at the college level and brings the "wow" and potential of nanotechnology and advanced materials to the public.
The Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology (CNST) was established in 2001 at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign as the premier institution for nanoscale science and technology initiatives.
Tel Aviv University has established the TAU Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology TAU-NST. The TAU-NST Center encompasses activities coordinated with four faculties: Exact Sciences, Engineering, Life Sciences and Medicine.
As one of the nation’s premier technological research universities, the University of Missouri–Rolla is shaping a future full of innovation. Currently an integrated science and engineering approach is taught by addressing the cross-disciplinary nature of the nanotechnology area.
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 new London Centre for Nanotechnology is a joint venture of University College London (UCL) and Imperial College London. The LCN brings together the underlying disciplines of engineering, physical sciences and biomedicine which are bridged by nanotechnology. The aim is to provide the nanoscience and nanotechnology needed to solve major problems in information processing, health care, and energy and environment.
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.
Nanobioengineering & Bioelectronics Lab, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Florida International Unviersity
Prof. Chenzhong Li, principle investigator of the Nanobioengineering/Bioelectronics lab, Biomedical Engineering Department at Florida International Unversity (Miami). Dr. Li received his Ph.D. from Kumamoto University in Japan in 2000. Dr. Li served one year as a post-doctoral research associate at the University of British Columbia and two years as a professional research associate at the University of Saskatchewan and Adnavance Technologies, Inc.
MESA+ offers an Institite for Nanotechnology that provides high quality research to nanoscale professionals. It uses a unique structure, which unites scientific disciplines, and builds fruitful international cooperation to excel in science and education.
The Stanford Transducers Laboratory operates under Professor Greg Kovacs of the Electrical Engineering Department. The interdisciplinary group is dedicated to the advancement of sensor and actuator technologies for biological and biomedical applications, from devices to systems.
Biomimetic Connections, LLC is a California-based firm established in 2002 to advance the commercialization of bio-inspired and biomimetic IP. Through our suite of biomimetic and bio-inspired IP portfoilios, BioParadigm ACCESS, we serve corporations, bio/material scientists and product design engineers across the engineering spectrum seeking to identify, utilize and commercialize research outcomes derived from 'biological design paradigms' (tm)
The Cornell NanoScale Science & Technology Facility (CNF) is a national user facility that supports a broad range of nanoscale science and technology projects by providing state-of-the-art resources coupled with expert staff support.
"CROCUS was founded in 2004. The company closed a $17M (13.5 M€) first round of financing in May 2006. The investor group includes leading US, French and Swiss venture funds. CROCUS management team brings together over 100 years of combined successful magnetic and semiconductor industry experience."
The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) conducts research on issues of interest to the electric power industry in the USA. EPRI is an independent, nonprofit organization funded by the electric utility industry. Although EPRI is primarily a US organization, they have international participation. Their area of interest covers most aspects of electric power generation, delivery and use.
Emerald Technology Ventures is a global leader in clean technology venture capital. Founded in 2000 under the name SAM Private Equity, Emerald is a pioneer in the rapidly emerging clean technology sector and is focused on innovative technologies in energy, materials and water.
Enabled by generous gifts from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and the Kavli Foundation, the California Institute of Technology has embarked upon an initiative to support a long-term program of innovative research at the frontiers of nanoscale science and engineering.
UT Knoxville prides itself on adding value to Tennessee — by educating its students, doing research and creative work that improves quality of life, and reaching out to share expertise with Tennesseans. The University of Tennessee stands in a class by itself as Tennessee's flagship institution and one of the United States' great public research universities.
CMP's research activities focus on the processing, structure, property and performance relationships for all classes of materials including metals, ceramics and polymers.
The Center addresses particulate and chemical contamination and defects that directly affect semiconductor fabrication, where aggressive miniaturization will reduce feature sizes to less than 35 nm in the next 5-10 years. It also affects MEMS and NEMS devices with micro and nanoscale channels, and hard disk head fabrication, which is rapidly approaching semiconductor VLSI feature size.
The Center for NanoSpace Technologies, Inc. (The Center) is a private Texas-based, Internationally focused, 501 (c) (3) nonprofit scientific research and education foundation chartered to conceive, establish, and conduct select cutting-edge technology, research, and development in the areas of aerospace, education, energy, life sciences, and shipping & transportation.
SAIF, (Sophisticated Analytical Instrumentation Facility) at Panjab University undertakes the design, fabrication and repair of electronic instruments required by students and teachers from the University and the colleges around. Sophisticated analytical instruments are vital for pursuing research in many areas of modern science and technology. Many institutions in the country do not have such instruments. These instruments are expensive and cannot be provided through individual project mechanism.