• 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

Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Institute Announce Keynote Speaker for Winter 2016 Symposium
Monday, November 16, 2015

The Nanoscience & Nanotechnology Institute announce Professor Karen Wooley, W. T. Doherty-Welch Professor Chair and Distinguished Professor of Chemistry at Texas A&M University as this...

David Cwiertny named one of the directors of UI Public Policy Center
Monday, November 9, 2015

Associate Professor David Cwiertny has been named the new director of the Environmental Policy Research Program of the UI Public Policy Center. Cwiertny is an executive committee member of the...

“Zeolite and mesoporous silica nanomaterials: greener syntheses, environmental applications and biological toxicity” article makes top 10
Tuesday, October 6, 2015

An article by Sarah C. Larsen and Sean E. Lehman entitled “Zeolite and mesoporous silica nanomaterials: greener syntheses, environmental applications and biological toxicity” is in the top 10 most...

Events

Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Spring Symposium 2016
Friday, February 12, 2016 -
1:00pm to 5:00pm
104 IATL, University of Iowa, 205 North Madison Street
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.