The NanoTechnology Group Inc., a Texas non-profit corporation, operates as a Foundation to support the Global Consortium of members, which consistantly looks for solutions to facilitate and develop Global Nano Science Education as Virtual Classrooms online for student access as distance learning anywhere in the world.
More than 10 federal agencies fund BioNano Technology research projects at the University of Houston, including the National Science Foundation (NSF), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the U.S. Department of Energy and NASA.
The primary goal of INE is to develop breakthrough technologies in energy storage and generation (solar and wind) by developing organic based nano-photonic, nano-phononic and nanomechanical composites that are manufactured by means of sophisticated material control mechanisms. This is achieved through the use of a variety of techniques including electron and optical microscopy, spectroscopy, nanofabrication and self-assembly. The ability to design, assemble and engineer nanostructures will rely predominately on understanding and controlling the interactions between the nanostructures.
The group's mission is to develop novel semiconductor materials and devices to address a few issues facing today's semiconductor industry, and more generally, our society. Research focuses on semiconductor surfaces, interfaces, and thin films.
Nano-Bio-Physics is a new and interdisciplinary program being developed at UTA Physics department. The goal is to develop a strong research and education program among nanotechnology, biotechnology and Physics.
The Nanotechnology Research & Teaching Facility is an interdisciplinary resource open to scientists within and outside of the University. Research activities are conducted through mutually-beneficial associations of chemistry, electrical engineering, mechanical and aerospace engineering, materials science and physics faculty, graduate students and research assistants at UTA, as well as collaborative efforts with investigators at other universities and in the private sector.
Research activities in the lab are concerned with basic and applied processing-structure-property relationship with emphasis on nanotechnology and small-scale materials (nano materials, surface treatments and layers, thin films, coatings, materials for MEMS and NEMS and nano devices).
The Center for Nano- and Molecular Science and Technology (CNM), founded in October 2000, is a multidisciplinary research center within the Texas Materials Institute (TMI). The Center's mission is to foster research, education, and outreach in nanotechnology at the University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin).
The Graduate Portfolio Program in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology is a certification program which provides an opportunity for doctoral students to obtain credentials in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology while they are completing the requirements for a doctoral degree in a particular discipline. This portfolio program is an efficient and effective introduction to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology for students from a wide range of technical disciplines.
Students who have a strong background in any of the physical sciences or engineering disciplines are encouraged to apply to the Graduate Program in Materials Science and Engineering. MS&E students that select the Nanomaterials Thrust will take a sequence of courses from basic to advanced designed to train them in the fundamentals of materials science as well as critical skills in processing, characterization and applications of nanomaterials.
Development of the Nanoscale Properties and Materials web site was initiated by Dr. Miguel Jose Yacaman of the Chemical Engineering Department at The University of Texas at Austin. The site is intended to be used primarily by undergraduate and graduate students in Chemical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, and related fields that deal with nanotechnology.