• 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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  • 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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  • Nanoscience and Nanotechnology REU summer program participants 2015 

    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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News Releases

NNI welcomes 2015 summer REU program participants
Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Nine undergraduate students from the University of Dubuque, Harry S Truman College, Aquinas College, Iowa State University, Ohio Northern University, Washington and Lee University, University of...

Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Symposium
Tuesday, February 24, 2015

ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!

Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Symposium: Nanoscience and Nanotechnology: Environmental and Health Aspects

Co-sponsored by: Environmental...

2014/2015 NNI Newsletter published
Monday, February 9, 2015

NNI is pleased to announce publication of its 2014/2015 Annual Newsletter. Read news and highlights about NNI work over the past year, including a faculty profile of Syed Mubeen and a staff...

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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.