Environmental Defense (formerly known as Environmental Defense Fund or EDF) is a US-based nonprofit environmental advocacy group. The group is known for its work on issues including global warming, ecosystem restoration, oceans, and human health. It is nonpartisan, and its work often advocates market-based solutions to environmental problems.
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 Institute on-line courses in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology cover a broad range of topics and emerging applications with potentially significant impact for the materials, manufacturing, semiconductor electronics, photonics, data storage and life science industries. These online courses offer a great opportunity to learn from Stanford faculty and industry experts the fundamentals of nanoscience.
The University of Surrey, Guildford, has a reputation for excellence in research in the fields of materials, electronics, communications, ion beam technology and subjects allied to medicine.Nanotechnology is a common thread running through them all.
The NanoPower Research Labs at RIT are dedicated to the development of new materials and devices for power generation and storage for microelectronic components and micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS).
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.
Sandia National Labs' Physical, Chemical, & Nano Sciences Center provides new scientific knowledge in support of Sandia's mission areas: including weapons control and non-proliferation, environment, energy, critical infrastructure and national security solutions.
The NMTL is interested in the materials of technological relevance, which include: Semiconductor bulk and nanomaterials, especially quantum dots, wires, and films. Applications include nanolasers, solar cells, single-electron transistors, nanomechanical devices, and DNA-sequence labeling.
"Nano-photonics is a new area which involves the development of photonic devices in the submicro- and nano-scales. Research in this program is centered in the following areas: Photonic crystals: fabrication of new photonic crystals using photo-polymer materials; development of novel lasers and detectors using new photonic crystals, three- dimensional optical data storage method in low cost polymers (3DCD): commercialisation of 3DCD; multi-dimensional data storage with nano-particles, nanometry: imaging of quantum dots and nano-particles; single molecule detections and nano-fabrication: sub-micrometer resolution imaging and fabrication. "
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 Defense Sciences Office is soliciting proposals for innovative research on the development and demonstration of a chip scale array platform that integrates scalable biological ion channel device architectures to enable direct, real-time conversion of bio-molecular signals into electrical signals.
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.
Nanotechnology research and study at the University of Cambridge (UK) is under the auspices of two “umbrella” groups: 1) The Novel Nano-scale Multifunctional Materials Engineering (NanoFen), a project is conducted at the Dept. of Materials Science and Metallurgy in the Device Materials Group, and 2) The Nanoscience Centre, which brings together faculty from many different departments.
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 NAC membership is interested in all forms of nanotechnology. These range from nanocrystals and nanoclusters to carbon nanotubes; conducting, semiconducting, magnetic and superconducting nanomaterials, and nanowires; and quantum dots.
The Institute for Systems Biology is in Seattle, WA. Nanomechanical and nanoelectronic devices are emerging as highly sensitive, label-free and real-time detectors of genes, mRNAs, and proteins.
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem has established the Center for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology in response to the inestimable importance of this exciting new field of research.
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.
University of North Texas (Denton, Texas) is the home of the Advanced Research and Technology Institute, which receives $4 million for nano-research under the 2007 Department of Defense Appropriations Bill. In 2006, UNT's Collge of Engineering began offering a B. S. in materials science and engineering (MSE), which focuses on studies in metals, ceramics, polymers, electronic materials, biomaterials, and nanomaterials.
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.
The Navy's corporate laboratory, NRL (Washington, D.C.) conducts a broadly-based multidisciplinary program of scientific research and advanced technological development. One focus is nanotechnology to detect and monitor illicit substances. Another centers on development of devices for the "post shrink" silicon era.
Alfred University's Center for Advanced Ceramic Technology (CACT) received a $1.8 million grant in 2006 along with Clarkson University's Center for Advanced Technology. These two universities are among the forefront of some of the most exciting research and technology transfer in the area of nanomaterials.
At the Australian National University (ANU) nanotubes have been produced by ball milling. Carbon and boron nitride (BN) nanotubes have been produced by a ball milling and annealing process. The synthesis method has been developed by Dr Ying Chen and colleagues.
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 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.
OSU's is offering a Nanotechnology Process Option, developed in partnership with Oregon Nanoscience and Microtechnologies Institute (ONAMI), Oregon's first "Signature Research Center". ONAMI is researching nanoscale metrology, transparent and printed electronics, green nanoscience and nanomanufacturing, materials characterization, bulk microfluidics for energy/chemical and medical devices, process intensification and microfabrication.
Zhejiang University (People's Republic of China) has two current nano-related projects: Suspension Polymerization and Polymer Nanomaterials. The university has six campuses – Yuquan, Xixi, Huajiachi, Hubin, Zhijiang, and Zijingang – and has more than 11,000 postgraduates and over 6,000 Ph.D. candidates in all areas.
Clarkson University (Pottsdam, NY) has the Nanoscale Science and Engineering for Material Systems and Material Processing Center for Advanced Materials Processing & Department of Mechanical & Aeronautical Engineering to study nanotechnology.
The University of Massachusetts -- Amherst has establishing a Nano-Imprint Lithography (NIL) laboratory to research capabilities in nanoscale device manufacturing.
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.
Several technical thrusts are designed to develop fundamental knowledge and move it into commercial technologies. Our fundamental sciences work includes: soft materials interfaces; synthesis and characterization; nanoscale biological processes; and theory, modeling and simulation
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 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.
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.
A group of scientists at The Scripps Research Institute hav designed, constructed, and imaged a single strand of DNA that spontaneously folds into a highly rigid, nanoscale octahedron that is several million times smaller than the length of a standard ruler and about the size of several other common biological structures, such as a small virus or a cellular ribosome.
The University of Leeds (Yorkshire, United Kingdom) houses the Centre for Nano-Device Modeling and the NanoManufacturing Institute. The University conducts research in nano-related mathematics, modeling, materials, optics and elcetronics.
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.
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.
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.
Numerous products featuring the unique properties of nanoscale materials – including computer equipment, drug delivery systems and medical diagnostic tools, burn and wound dressings in hospitals, car parts, protective coatings on eyeglasses, cosmetics and clothing – are available to consumers and industry today. And new uses in our homes, offices and on the road are being envisioned and developed.
Advanced fiber science and technology is the featured study at Shinshu University. The object of this group is the study for creation and application of nanofiber and nano-space based on organic materials, carbon materials, inorganic/organic hybrid materials, and metal oxides.
The National Science Foundation chose Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 2001 as one of the six original sites nationwide for the Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center (NSEC).
The University of Nevada, Reno is the state's historic flagship institution of higher education. The University has a student enrollment of more than 16,000,including about 3,200 graduate students, and a total budget of nearly $500 million.
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 Center for Nano Science and Technology explores new device concepts and associated architectures that are enabled by novel phenomena on the nanometer scale. The Center catalyzes multidisciplinary research and education in nanoelectronics, molecular electronics, nano-bio and bio-fluidic microstructures, circuits, and architectures.
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.
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 Drexel Nanotechnology Institute (DNI)coordinates and develops efforts at Drexel University (Philadelphia) in the broad and interdisciplinary area of nanoscale science and engineering, including research, undergraduate and graduate education, technology transfer, outreach, and dissemination.
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) has created a $100 million Institute of Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology (INMT) to pursue its mission of supporting local businesses and industries as it exploits the immense potential of nanotechnology and nanomaterials.
Integrated NanoDevices and Systems Research focuses on nanotechnology projects at the University of California Davis. This group is led by M. Saif Islam, Assistant Professor Electrical and Computer Engineering.
Kyoto University operates the Institute for Medical Sciences Research and as part of that the Center for Nano Medical Engineering. The center includes the Department of Nano Biomechanism and the Department of Nano Bioprocess. The Institute for Frontier Medical Sciences focuses on “Regenerative Medicine.”
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.
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.
The University of Cincinnati's Institute for Nanoscale Science and Technology (INST) brings together three centers of excellence, the Center for Nanoscale Materials Science, the Center for BioMEMS and Nanobiosystems, and the Center for Nanophotonics, composed of faculty from the Colleges of Engineering, Arts and Sciences, and Medicine.
The Center for Hierarchical Manufacturing (CHM) at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst is an NSF-supported Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center specializing in innovative manufacturing processes and technologies for materials, devices and systems at the nanoscale.
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.
Bayer MaterialScience AG is one of the largest producers of polymers and high-performance plastics. Its innovative developments in coatings, adhesives, insulation materials and sealants, polycarbonates and polyurethanes significantly enhance the quality of our lives.
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.
Optical imaging tool enables sub 100 nm discovery and in dual mode fluorescence to image labeled features (Q-dots, Fluoro-particles, dyes, etc) within unlabeled cells, tissue, or biopolymers. Target applications include biotech, bio-nanotech