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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Dr. Emanuel Waddell Joins JSNN to lead the Department of Nanoengineering

GREENSBORO, N.C. (July 18, 2022) – Following a national search, the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering (JSNN) has named Dr. Emanuel Waddell as Chair of the Department of Nanoengineering effective […]

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Congratulations to Dr. Iyer on a new Patent that was issued on July 12, 2022

A US Patent No. 11,384,286 filed on September 30, 2020 titled “GaAs1-x­Sbx Nanowires on a Graphitic Substrate” was issued on July 12, 2022. The work was done at the Joint School of […]

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Environmental Science Research and Leadership at the JSNN

The American Chemical Society (ACS), founded in 1876 and chartered by the U.S. Congress, is one of the world’s largest scientific organizations, with a membership of over 151,000 and an […]

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