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Nanotechnology Academic Departments

MIT - NanoEngineering Group

The Nanoengineering Group is part of the Mechanical Engineering Department at MIT. Our research is focused on nanoscale energy transport, conversion, and storage.

RPI -- Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute --Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials

RPI's excellence in Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials builds from the fundamental understanding—experimental, theoretical, and computational - of the underlying atomic and molecular properties of a wide range of nanostructured materials. RPI is now developing robust, affordable, and sustainable methods for manufacturing new functional hybrid materials, and the hierarchical systems and products based upon them.

Cornell University The Cornell NanoScale Science & Technology Facility (CNF)

(CNF) is a national user facility that supports a broad range of nanoscale science and technology projects by providing state-of-the-art resources coupled with expert staff support. 2015 marks our 38th year in operation. Research at CNF encompasses physical sciences, engineering, and life sciences, and has a strong inter-disciplinary emphasis. Over 800 users per year (50% of whom come from outside Cornell) use the fabrication, synthesis, computation, characterization, and integration resources of CNF to build structures, devices, and systems from atomic to complex length-scales.

Stanford Engineering - Material Science & Engineering

The Department of Materials Science and Engineering is concerned with the structures and properties of nanoscale components. The faculty and students research the infinitesimally small to achieve breakthroughs of global significance, working at the atomic and molecular levels to create the microscopic devices and systems essential for cutting-edge solar energy production, energy storage, information technology and medicine

Drexel University - BSc Materials Engineering with Specialization Nanotechnology

Drexel University hosts a wide variety of nanomaterials-related research and education activities. At the A.J. Drexel Nanomaterials Institute, research strengths are in areas such as nanostructured materials for energy storage, biomedical applications, and filtration; nano- and micro-scale devices for electronics, and much more.

Duke University - Nanoscience and Nanoengineering Program

Duke's nanoscience initiative involves faculty in Arts & Sciences and the Pratt School of Engineering working at one of the scientific and technological frontiers of 21st-century research, with implications for computers, biology, electronics, optics, and material design.

Johns Hopkins --Engineering for Professionals Materials Science and Engineering

The Johns Hopkins Engineering for Professionals Materials Science and Engineering program gives working engineers the tools they need to develop and improve the materials that impact everyday life -- Concentration in Nanotechnology.


Kavli Nanoscience Institute -- emphasizes nano-scale research in frontiers of quantum matter and technology, medical and bio-engineering, and sustainability. Roukes Grouo --working to explore new physics at the nanoscale, and to apply this knowledge to realizing advanced tools for the biomedical and life sciences. Shapiro Lab -- engineer biomolecules with unusual physical properties and use them to image and control biological function non-invasively, e.g. using magnetic fields and sound waves. Julia Greer Lab --The key focus of the Greer group is on creating and studying advanced materials that utilize combination of 3-dimensional hierarchical architectures and nanoscale material size effects .

Rice University -- Material Science and Nanoengineering

Materials science at Rice University has a history of discovery and innovation, going back to the discovery of the spherical fullerene, or buckyball, in 1985. That discovery earned the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for Rick Smalley, Bob Curl and Harold Kroto in 1996 and has spawned materials research in carbon nanotubes across the Schools of Engineering and Natural Sciences at Rice.

Stevens Institute of Technology -- Graduate Programin Nanotechnology

The goal of the Nanotechnology Graduate Program (NGP) is to create a vibrant interdisciplinary environment that provides stimulating and cross-fertilizing educational training in nanotechnology to contribute to the Institute's research excellence in related frontiers while preserving strong disciplinary fundamentals. The mission of the Program is to equip Stevens' graduate students with the interdisciplinary intellectual capacity necessary to compete and excel in the ever expanding world of nanotechnology.

University of California, San Diego --Nanoengineering

UC San Diego established the Department of NanoEngineering within its Jacobs School of Engineering effective July 1, 2007. This sixth department covered a broad range of topics, but focus particularly on biomedical nanotechnology, nanotechnologies for energy conversion, computational nanotechnology, and molecular and nanomaterials.

UCLA -- California Nanosystems Institute

The California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI) is an integrated research facility with locations at UCLA and UC Santa Barbara. Its mission is to encourage university collaboration with industry and to enable the rapid commercialization of discoveries in nanoscience and nanotechnology. CNSI members who are on the faculty at UCLA and UCSB represent a multi-disciplinary team of some of the world's preeminent scientists from the life and physical sciences, engineering, and medicine. The work conducted at the CNSI represents world-class expertise in four targeted areas of nanosystems-related research including Energy, Environment, Health-Medicine, and Information Technology.

Singh Center for Nanotechnology -- University of Pennsylvania

he Singh Center is centered around four major research facilities, all featuring state-of-the-art equipment for nanoscale characterization, measurement, and fabrication: the Quattrone Nanofabrication Facility, the Nanoscale Characterization Facility, the Scanning and Local Probe Facility, and the Material Property Measurement Facility.

See more Academic Programs -- B.S., M.S., and Ph.D., at Nano.gov