The California Institute of Nanotechnology's mission is to conduct research and development and provide professional education and training in the frontier of nanotechnology to meet the needs of the emerging industry for the benefit of the society. The institute conducts advanced and applied research in nanotechnology to help solve major problems facing mankind such as diseases, shortage of energy and global environmental issues.
In partnership with the International Association of Nanotechnology, the Institute has received funding by a grant from United States Department of Labor to develop curriculum and provide technical training programs to business executives, professional managers and dislocated workers in nanotechnology.
Carolina Institute for NanoMedicine (CINM) was established in 2010 as an umbrella program to support multidisciplinary nanotechnology research among investigators from variety of backgrounds including College of Arts & Sciences, UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy, and UNC School of Medicine. The goal of CINM is to improve human health by enhancing the scientific knowledge as well as the transition of basic research discoveries into clinical trials. CINM harbors two centers: The Carolina Center of Cancer Nanotechnology Excellence (C-CCNE) and The Center for Nanotechnology in Drug Delivery (CNDD)
(Website in French) One of the largest applied research laboratories in Micro and Nanotechnologies in Europe, it focuses on microelectronics and microsystems on silicon, systems for biology and health, and optoelectronic and components.
The lab's goal is to understand the fundamental design principles of cellular control systems and to apply these principles to engineer cells or cell-like devices with novel, 'smart' therapeutic functions.
The purpose of CEMES is to manufacture, understand, model and manipulate matter at the atomic scale. In CEMES, physicists and chemists invent (nano) materials and molecules of desired properties and integrate them into demonstrating devices. CEMES mostly aims at: establishing the link between the atomic structure/composition and the physical properties of (nano)materials; designing, synthesizing and studying the first prototypes of molecular nano-machines; and inventing and/or developing new instruments and techniques able to study these 'objects' at the pertinent scales (space and time).
Can one establish a communication with a single molecule and get it to compute? How to guide light energy on a surface down to a single fluorescing molecule and trigger its emission? These two questions share the challenge to build new integrated architectures able to funnel electrons and photons through waveguides that shrink by a factor 1000 between the macroscopic and the single molecule worlds. The COMOSYEL project and team led by Erik DUJARDIN in CEMES and funded by the European Reseach Council (ERC) aim at tackling these fascinating concepts through several experimental approaches.
The Center for Cell Control is working to first utilize systems control, with therapeutic intent, to determine the parameters for guiding the cell to a directed phenotype/genotype which will then be followed by in depth study, using nanoscale modalities, of the path by which this desired state is achieved. This approach will enable engineering systems that can be applied towards the regulation of a spectrum of cellular functions, such as cancer eradication, controlling viral infection onset, and stem cell differentiation.
CINT is a Department of Energy/Office of Science Nanoscale Science Research Center (NSRC) operating as a national user facility devoted to establishing the scientific principles that govern the design, performance, and integration of nanoscale materials.
The Centre for Materials Discovery (CMD) is championing the use of High Throughput (HT) technologies across multiple industrial sectors within Merseyside and the Northwest of England. Competencies include materials synthesis for organic materials, polymers, porous materials, nanomaterials.
CNMM is a joint venture between the University of Maryland and the National Institute of Standards and Technology. Its mission is to advance the science and technology of manufacturing and realization of products based on the use of the unique properties achieved at the nanoscale.
CNER is an Army funded center and exists at four university sites, with the University of Minnesota as the lead institution.Its mission includes developing new methods for nanoparticle growth and surface passivation and developing new Sol-Gel methods for generation of nanostructured materials with emphasis on energy release.
The Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences at Oak Ridge National Laboratory is a collaborative nanoscience user research facility for the synthesis, characterization, theory, modeling, simulation, and design of nanoscale materials. It is one of five Nanoscale Science Research Centers currently being established by the Office of Science, U.S. Department of Energy.
FENA's research mission is 'To create and investigate new nano-engineered functional materials and devices, and novel structural and computational architectures for new information processing systems beyond the limits of conventional CMOS technology.'
Centexbel is a Belgian textile research centre that offers activities around Research & Development and Services (testing included) throughout its regional offices. It's nanotechnology activities focuss on nanoscale modifications of textile surfaces by means of atmospheric plasma treatment; nano coatings; and the incorporation of nano additives in fibres and coatings; and electro-spinning for the production of nano fibres
The Centre CIN2 wants to be a relevant actor in nanoscience and nanotechnology research in the international arena. Investigation in CIN2 are carried out by different groups specialist in knowledge areas like electronic transport modelling, scanning tunnelling microscopy, synthesis of nanoparticles, surface nanostructuring, nanoestructured hybrid materials, nanoionics, nanooptics, nanomagnetism, low temperature transport in nanoentities (carbon nanotubes and graphenes) , nano-bio-sensoring and nanotechnology for energy, instrumentation and toxicity.
The ongoing research programmes at the CCMB are in three major categories - high quality basic research in the frontier areas of modern biology, research relevant to societal needs, and application-oriented research towards commercialisation.
The Centre for NanoBioSafety and Sustainability (CNBSS) was established in 2009 as a joint initiative of the Catalan Institute of Nanotechnology (ICN) and the LEITAT Technological Centre, two well-known institutions in nanoscience and nanotechnology, both located in Catalonia (northeastern Spain). The Centre was created in response to the emerging needs to rationalise and assess the risks of new nanotechnologies.
The specific thematic objectives of the Centre are enhancement of the research potential in the field of advanced structural and functional materials and development of highly specialized techniques of investigation to obtain information on properties of materials and their behavior in service conditions.