• 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 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

NSF-REU Summer Program Accepting Applications Through March 1
Monday, January 20, 2014

The National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates (NSF-REU) in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology at the University of Iowa is now accepting applications for Summer 2014. The...

Dr. Thomas Peters Receives NIOSH Grant to Further Work on Nanoparticle Respiratory Dose Sampler
Monday, November 18, 2013

UI Associate Professor Thomas Peters is Principal Investigator on the study “A Nanoparticle Respiratory Dose Sampler for Metal-Based Nanoparticles,” which was recently funded by a more than $1.2...

Dr. Elizabeth A. Stone’s Research Highlighted in Chemical & Engineering News
Friday, November 8, 2013

UI Chemistry Professor Elizabeth A. Stone’s research on the Iowa City Landfill tire fire of 2012 was highlighted in a recent feature article for Chemical and Engineering News. Dr. Stone...

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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.