Nanotechnology integrates the science and engineering disciplines to answer fundamental scientific questions and address important technological problems.

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Limited Only by Your Imagination

The Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering (JSNN) is much more than an academic unit. Our dynamic institution lives at the intersection of research and execution, the catalyst for breakthrough innovations that create high-impact academic, industry and government research outcomes. We offer rigorous academic programs, as well as cutting-edge facilities and equipment that can help you achieve your own breakthroughs.

Nanoscience or Nanoengineering: Which is right for me?

Wondering which branch is right for you? Learn about the differences between Nanoscience and Nanoengineering, potential careers, and the experience at JSNN. Compare Nanoscience and Nanoengineering

Our Research Focus Areas

JSNN has six research focus areas —nanobioscience, nanometrology, nanomaterials (with special emphasis on nanocomposite materials), nanobioelectronics, nanoenergy, and computational nanotechnology.

Our mission is to forge partnerships with scientists and researchers from industry, academia and government, working together to create impactful scientific research that drives change. Whether you’re looking to further your education or create a dynamic research collaboration, JSNN is here to partner with you. Come and explore the possibilities with us.

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Icons of Nanotechnology

The Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering has recently joined forces with the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development (DEVCOM) Soldier Center in Natick, Massachusetts, to investigate new nanomaterials and advanced […]

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Dr. Prithviraj Deshmukh 2022 Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering Alumni Achievement Award winner at North Carolina A&T State University

Dr. Prithviraj Deshmukh is a Technology Development Process Engineer in the Thin-Films Module of the Logic Technology Development division at Intel Corporation. Intel is the world’s largest semiconductor chip manufacturer […]

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New Grant from the Department of Defense for Materials Science Development

A team of faculty members in the JSNN Department of Nanoscience, led by Assistant Professor Tetyana Ignatova, has received a grant ($525,000) from the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) for […]

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