• Exterior view of the Frank Gehry designed Iowa Advanced Technology Laboratories building on the campus of the University of Iowa. Photograph by Heet Myser.

    Iowa Advanced Technology Laboratories

    The Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Institute at The University of Iowa (NNI) was established by The University of Iowa Office of the Vice President for Research in 2006. NNI focuses on issues related to applications and implications of nanoscience and nanotechnology in environmental processes and human health, as well as the fundamental properties of nanomaterials. NNI provides a venue where researchers from all disciplines of science and engineering can gather to share ideas and discuss their views and prospects of nanoscience, nanoengineering, nanomedicine and nanotechnology.

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  • The fibers that are part of the microfiber nanogenerator. Image by Zhong Lin Wang and Xudong Wang.

    Research Programs

    Faculty, staff, and students at The University of Iowa are working on a wide range of research and educational activities in nanoscience and nanotechnology, including: Development of Applications in, Implications of, and Development of materials and Theory for Current and Future Applications of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology.

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  • Nano REU Program

    The National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates (NSF-REU) in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology at The University of Iowa provides eight rising junior or senior undergraduate students with research experience in cutting-edge topics related to environmental and health aspects of nanoscience and nanotechnology. REU participants have the opportunity to work with faculty mentors from the departments of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Chemistry, Pharmacy, and Occupational and Environmental Health.

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  • The Science of Small

    The University of Iowa Alumni Association's Iowa Alumni Magazine recently highlighted current NNI research in its article "The Science of Small," by Shelbi Thomas.

    The February 2014 article can be found here: /files/nanotech/TheScienceofSmall.pdf

     

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News Releases

Dr. Vicki Grassian receives 2014 ACS Midwest Award
Thursday, November 6, 2014

Professor Vicki Grassian, F. Wendell Miller Professor in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Iowa has been named the 70th recipient of the Midwest Award from the American Chemical...

NanoEHS: Fundamental Science Needs Workshop
Thursday, October 30, 2014

Professor Vicki Grassian and Professor Amanda Haes are pleased to announce the NanoEHS: Fundamental Science Needs Workshop in Boston, MA taking place this Saturday November 1, 2014. The goal of...

NSF-REU program receives funding
Tuesday, October 14, 2014

The National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates (NSF-REU) program in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology at The University of Iowa recently received funding for 3 more years,...

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Nano Health
Applications in Drug Delivery, Disease Detection, Imaging and Bioanalytical Assays.
Nano Tox
Working on the toxicity of inhaled nanomaterials and the occupational hazards of nanoscience and nanotechnology.
Nano Materials
Applications in Synthesis of New Nanomaterials, Characterization of Nanomaterials and more.
Nano Environment
A wide range of activities in the applications and implications of nanoscience and nanotechnology in environmental processes.
NSF REU
A National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates (NSF-REU) in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology at The University of Iowa.