The Nanotechnology Institute of ASME International is dedicated to furthering the art, science and practice of nanotechnology. The Institute is a clearinghouse for ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers) activities in nanotechnology and provides interdisciplinary programs and activities to bridge science, engineering, and applications.
The Nanotechnology KTN has been established to provide a market-oriented focus for the facilities, people and organisations engaged in Micro and Nanotechnologies in the UK and to lower entry barriers and drive the widespread market development and exploitation of these technologies.
The American Chemistry Council's Nanotechnology Panel is composed of companies engaged in the production, distribution, and/or use of chemicals with business interests in the products and applications of nanotechnology. The Panel is actively involved in advocating the use of information and the completion of research on nanomaterials that facilitate understanding and manage the health and environmental issues associated with nanoscale materials.
The Nanotechnology Platform at the Parc Científic de Barcelona provides researchers with the facilities required for Nanotechnology research projects, particularly in Nanobioengineering. The platform is a 10000 /100 class cleanroom appropriately equipped with the state-of-the-art equipment for the manufacture of micro and nanostructures and their subsequent study and characterization.
NRF has been established as the first non-profit organization specifically focused on supporting the acceleration of nanotechnology research and innovation. NRF is a catalyst that serves as the hub for the advancement of nanotechnologies which is funded by a diverse group of stakeholders from the private sector, private foundations, government agencies, and high net worth individuals with a common agenda. Its mission is to attract capital and talent from across the country to stimulate creativity and advance the adoption of nanotechnologies with sustainable industry practices for economic, environmental and social benefits.
JILA is an institute for interdisciplinary research and graduate education in the physical sciences, operated jointly by the National Institute of Standards and Technology and the University of Colorado at Boulder, and involving NIST Quantum Physics Division 848 researchers. These NIST scientists participate in a variety of nanotechnology activities, several of which are summarized here
nanonet introduces various information on top nanotechnology through its website and in JNNB, an e-mail newsletter. Another main function of nanonet is to organize symposiums and workshops for researchers to share the latest issues of nanotechnology.
The NANOTEMP network (funded in the EU Fifth Framework) is a curiosity-driven, interdisciplinary European research team, setup to generate new fundamental knowledge in the field of nanostructures and nanotemplates.
NanoTEST is a collaborative research project which is funded under the EU Seventh Framework Programme for Health 2007. The project brings together a team of lead scientists in Europe, and the overall aim is to develop alternative testing strategies and high-throughput toxicity testing protocols using in vitro and in silico methods essential for the risk assessment of nanoparticles used in medical diagnostics.
An ITA (Institute of Technology Assessment) Project - Integrative Analysis of the State of Knowledge Regarding Health and Environmental Risks of Nanotechnology. The heart of the research project is to continually survey, analyse and summarise the state of knowledge regarding potential health and environmental risks of nanotechnology.
As a EU FP7 "flagship" project, NanoValid has mobilized the necessary expertise and resources to adequately respond to the growing production and use of engineered nanomaterials in a multitude of technical applications and consumer products. The project will in particular address the question, if and how these new materials will increase exposure on humans and ecosystems.
The main objective of this proposal is related to the creation of nano-electronic devices based on new materials with advanced functionalities, corresponding to the next generation of devices under research and development by the electronic industry.
The European FP7-financed Nanoyou will engage with more than 25,000 students and 4,000 young adults about nanotechnologies through programs in schools, science centres and museums around Europe, and with a much wider audience through this portal.
The Nanoelectronics Group is hosted by the Nanoelectronics Laboratory (NEL), which was established in Sept 2006, mainly from the former Ion Beam Processing Laboratory. The group conducts, promotes, and nurtures interdisciplinary research and education activities in nanoscale science and technology. Its research activities are in five main fields: oxide based nanoelectronics; computational nanoelectronics; carbon based nanoelectronics; organic nanoelectronics; solar cells.
The NaPa consortium complements the deep UV technology by providing low-cost scalable processes and tools to cover the needs of nanopatterning from CMOS back-end processes through photonics to biotechnology.
NAREGI is carrying out R&D from two directions: through the grid middleware R&D at the National Institute of Informatics (NII), and through applied experimental study using nano-applications, at the Institute for Molecular Science (IMS).
The research work focuses on experimental research and development in nano and bio technologies as well as on a strong complementary modeling and simulation effort that includes computational nanotechnology, computational nanoelectronics, computational optoelectronics, and computational modeling of processes encountered in nanofabrication.
The NSF Nanosystems Engineering Research Center (NERC) for Nanomanufacturing Systems for Mobile Computing and Mobile Energy Technologies (NASCENT) will develop high throughput, high yield and versatile nanomanufacturing systems to take nano-science discoveries from the lab to the marketplace. The Center is led by The University of Texas at Austin and includes two partner institutions - University of California at Berkeley and University of New Mexico. Also included are Seoul National University in South Korea and Indian Institute of Science.
Research activities of the laboratory are mainly focused on development of new methods and tools for scanning probe microscopy (SPM) and research of different types of samples (biological objects, coatings, films, carbon nanotubes, single molecules, micro- and optoelectronic components etc.) using SPM techniques.