The world's first government-sponsored organization dedicated to developing the biotechnology industry (including bionanotechnology). The center's mission is to provide long-term economic and societal benefits to North Carolina through support of biotechnology research, business and education statewide.
The NC Center of Innovation for Nanobiotechnology (COIN) is a non-profit organization with the goal of increasing commercialization of nanobiotechnologies in North Carolina. COIN's goal is to create synergy among existing statewide resources and bridge any gaps that are potential barriers to growth. This will bolster state-wide nanobiotech infrastructure and economic growth, delivering quality of life benefits to mankind.
The Center for Advanced Materials and Smart Structures seeks to create cross-disciplinary infrastructure that transcends departmental, institutional, industrial and governmental barriers and lends itself to the integration of research and education in the vital field of smart and advanced materials. Research includes nanophysics, nanochemistry, nanocomposites
The degree program will hold classes on campus, but will also be the first master's degree program in nanoengineering that is offered via online distance education - making the program available to students who are already in the workforce. The program will also offer concentrations in biomedical science in nanoengineering, materials science in nanoengineering, and nanoelectronics and nanophotonics.
RTI International is one of the world's leading research institutes, dedicated to improving the human condition by turning knowledge into practice. Research at RTI includes nanofibers, nanomembranes and other nanomaterials and naotechnology applications.
The recent breakthroughs in the DeSimone laboratories using specifically-designed materials for imprint lithography have enabled an extremely versatile and flexible method for the direct fabrication and harvesting of monodisperse, shape-specific nano-biomaterials.
The Ph.D. in Nanoscale Science at UNC Charlotte is an interdisciplinary program that addresses the development, manipulation, and use of materials and devices on the scale of roughly 1-100 nanometers in length, and the study of phenomena that occur on this size scale. The program prepares students to become scholarly, practicing scientists who possess the critical thinking, methodological, and communication skills required to advance and disseminate knowledge of fundamental and applied nanoscale science.
Addressing pressing issues of human society, research at the Nanotech Center is driven by outcome-based relevance in the medical fields, in alternative energy technologies, and in technologies that aid in the development of peaceful nations.
An interdisciplinary group of scientists using the tools of nanotechnology to study biology at the smallest scale. The group's goals are to learn more about the basic functions and interactions of biological molecules and to use what they find to achieve new capabilities with biomedical implications. In pursuing this goal, they bring together aspects of physics, engineering, molecular biology, and many other disciplines.