The mission of the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering (JSNN) is to prepare students from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds to conduct basic and advanced research in Nanoscience and Nanoengineering in industrial, governmental or academic settings.


The Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering (JSNN) was formed as a collaborative project of North Carolina A&T State University and The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. The JSNN’s research and educational programs focus on Nanoscience and Nanoengineering. The strengths of the two universities in the basic sciences and in engineering make them ideal partners for this new interdisciplinary school. The JSNN is located at the South Campus of Gateway University Research Park, another major joint collaboration between the two universities. The JSNN is housed in a state of the art 105,000 square foot facility, which features extensive labs and clean rooms. Gateway University Research Park and JSNN have partnered with leading manufacturers of tools that are critical to exploring the frontiers of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering. JSNN faculty and students have access to a sophisticated suite of tools including the only Carl Zeiss Helium Ion Microscope in the southeast. The intent of the Chancellors is to create a school focused on developing leading edge applications in the hottest emerging technologies. They housed the JSNN in Gateway University Research Park with the intent of providing an environment conducive to commercialization of university developed intellectual properties and to create a space where industry/academic collaborations will happen.

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