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 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 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 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 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.
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.
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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.
Fisk University is participating in the $15 Million National Science Foundation 2006 award to Northwestern University for the nation’s first Center for Learning and Teaching in Nanoscale Science and Engineering (NCLT).
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.
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 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 University of Sunderland and four other universities in the north east of England work very closely with the Centre of Excellence for Nanotechnology, Micro and Photonic Systems (CENAMPS). Course study and research in nanotechnology, micro and photonic systems and medical breakthroughs is carried out in conjunction with CENAMPS. The other four schools participating are Durham, Newcastle, Northumbria, and Teesside universities.
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.
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.
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.
The Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB) is one of the constituent national laboratories of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research CSIR, the premier multidisciplinary Research & Development organisation of the Government of India.
The University of Texas at Arlington has multi-disciplined interests in nanosciences. spanning: UTA's Center for Nanostructured Materials (CNM), Automation and Robotics Research Institute, and the UTA College of Engineering's NanoFab Center.
The univerisity is working to create an environment where the nanotechnology industry can grow, expand, and reach its full potential. In January 2005, Chippewa Valley Technical College began offering the first-year nanoscience degree, one of only two such degrees in the U.S. The Department of Commerce awarded $1.5 million to help create a $5.5 million nanotechnology incubator that is expected to create 650 jobs and generate $30 million in private investment. Construction of the center began in late 2006.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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 Walt Laboratory at Tufts University (Boston) is world-renowned for its pioneering work that applies micro and nanotechnology to urgent biological problems such as the analysis of genetic variation and the behavior of single cells, as well as the practical application of arrays to the detection of explosives, chemical warfare agents, and food and waterborne pathogens.
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 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.
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.”
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)
Igor Linkov, Research Managing Scientist, US Army Engineer Researc and Development Center; Adjunct Professor of Engineering and Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University
Dr. Linkov’s research in the area of emergent materials, including nanomaterials, has been supported by the DOD, DOE, EPA and private clients. Dr. Linkov was part of the EPA Nanotechnology review panel.
"Authentix uses nanoscale engineering to fight industrial counterfeiting and smuggling on behalf of brand-leading Fortune 500 companies and governments worldwide. Authentix solutions help safeguard patients from counterfeit medicines and ensure that excise tax revenues go to governments for their intended use - rather than to criminals. Authentix sees this practice of “doing social good” through business practices as a form of Social Capitalism.
The Nanosystems Biology Cancer Center (NSBCC) is organized to take advantage of the state-of-the-art in chemistry, materials, and physics of nanotechnology science and engineering, the state-of-the-art in systems biology approach to health and disease, and the state-of-the-art in the science, technology, and clinical applications of cancer biology.
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.
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.
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.
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