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The Institute for Lasers, Photonics and Biophotonics

The Institute for Lasers, Photonics and Biophotonics

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.



Nanophotonics Research Center - The University of Tokyo

Nanophotonics Research Center - The University of Tokyo

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.



Birck Nanotechnology Center at Discovery Park - Purdue University

Birck Nanotechnology Center at Discovery Park - Purdue University

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.



Northeastern University

Northeastern University

Nanotechnology research at Northeastern encompasses nanomanufacturing, nanomaterials, nanomedicince and bio-nanotechnology, and the societal impacts and ethics of nanotechnology.



The Nanotechnology and Society Research Group (NSRG) - Northeastern University

The Nanotechnology and Society Research Group (NSRG) is dedicated to the study of the societal dimensions of nanotechnology research, development, application, and commercialization.



Nanoscale and Quantum Phenomena Institute (NQPI)

Nanoscale and Quantum Phenomena Institute (NQPI)

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

The University of Notre Dame

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 Center for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology - Georgia Tech

The Center for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology - Georgia Tech

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.



Haverford College

Haverford College

The research team at Haverford College (Haverford, PA) plans to mimic in the lab a natural process involving proteins that have been modified by the addition of porphyrin-like molecules



University of Arkansas-Nano Mechanics and Tribology Laboratory

University of Arkansas-Nano Mechanics and Tribology Laboratory

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.



Darmstadt University of Technology

Darmstadt University of Technology

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.



Washington University St. Louis (WUSTL)

Washington University St. Louis (WUSTL)

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.



University of Dayton

University of Dayton

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.



Wake Forest University

Wake Forest University

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.



US Naval Research 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.



Chalmers University of Technology

Chalmers University of Technology

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.



Technion-Israel Institute of Technology

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.



Weizmann Institute of Science

Weizmann Institute of Science

The Department of Chemical Physics at the Weizmann Institute (Israel) is researching quantum optics, and the laser's interaction with matter – both theoretically and experimentally.



Flinders University

Flinders University

Flinders University has a significant group of forty or so researchers interested in building, studying, or working with nanostructures and molecular interactions.



University of Sussex

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.



Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH)

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.



University of Florida

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.



University of Heidelberg

University of Heidelberg

The University of Heidelberg and Germany's leading chemical and materials firm BASF have signed a contract to set up a catalysis laboratory.

Disciplines: Physics


Georgia Institute of Technology     (Georgia Tech)

Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech)

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.



University of Wollongong

Australia's University of Wollongong, just an hour from of Sydney, offers a four-year interdisclipinary degree in nanotechnology with an emphasis on hands-on research.



RMIT University

Nano -scale Modification of Paint Surfaces for Contamination Resistance: The project aims to use theoretical techniques to investigate the mechanism by which airborne and rain-carried particles adhere to painted surfaces.



Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)

Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)

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.



University of Nottingham

University of Nottingham

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.



U.S. Naval Research Laboratory

U.S. Naval Research Laboratory

The U.S. Naval Research Laboratory's Institute for Nanoscience (founded 2001) conducts multidisciplinary research at the intersections of materials, electronics and biology.



National Science Foundation (NSF)

National Science Foundation (NSF)

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 University

Purdue University

Purdue is a public, doctoral-granting research university, and Indiana's land-, sea-, and space-grant university.



University of Washington - The Center for Nanotechnology

University of Washington - The Center for Nanotechnology

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.



Cranfield University - Microsystems and Nanotechnology Centre

Cranfield University - Microsystems and Nanotechnology Centre

The Microsystems and Nanotechnology Centre, within the Materials Department, was established in 1994 by Professor Whatmore.



Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

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).



University of Nevada - Reno

University of Nevada - Reno

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.



Yale University

Yale University

In 2005, the National Science Foundation established The Center for Research on Interface Structure and Phenomena as a partnership with Yale University, Brookhaven National Laboratory and Southern Connecticut State University.



University of Tulsa - Novel Materials Group

University of Tulsa - Novel Materials Group

The Novel Materials research group at the University of Tulsa is under the department of Physics and Engineering Physics.



Florida State University (FSU)

Florida State University (FSU)

Modern chemistry is evolving rapidly on many fronts, aided by impressive technologies for the preparation, isolation, detection and characterization of materials as simple as a few atoms to those as complex as condensed materials.

Disciplines: Chemistry Physics


University of Missouri Rolla (UMR)

University of Missouri Rolla (UMR)

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.



University of Chicago

University of Chicago

The James Franck Institute at the University of Chicago is an interdisciplinary association of scientists with primary interests in the study of physical chemistry and condensed matter physics.



University of Rochester

University of Rochester

Nanoscale Materials and Devices are the focus of the University of Rochester's Department of Chemistry team called The Krauss Group.



NASA Ames Research Center

NASA Ames Research Center

Onboard computing systems for future autonomous intelligent vehicles; High performance computing (Tera- and Peta-flops); Smart, compact sensors, ultrasmall probes; Microspacecraft



Imperial College, London

Imperial College, London

Chemistry has entered an exciting phase of its development, where the chemist's understanding of molecular behaviour will be central to developing new areas of molecular science. Reflecting this, we offer multidisciplinary postgraduate research courses in nanomaterials, biomolecular science and chemical biology.

Disciplines: Chemistry Physics Modeling


University of Twente - MESA+ Institute for Nanotechnology

University of Twente - MESA+ Institute for Nanotechnology

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.



Caltech - Micro/Nano Fabrication Laboratory

Caltech's Micro Nano Fabrication Lab encompasses a range of research topics, including: Photonics, Biophysics, Electronics, Chemistry, and Materials Science.



University of Tennessee - Knoxville

University of Tennessee - Knoxville

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 Materials Processing - University of Tennessee, Knoxville

The Center for Materials Processing - University of Tennessee, Knoxville

CMP's research activities focus on the processing, structure, property and performance relationships for all classes of materials including metals, ceramics and polymers.



Boston University

Boston University

The Boston University Photonics Center is dedicated to academic scholarship, entrepreneurial technology development, and innovative educational enrichment in the field of photonics.