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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JSNN welcomes Dr. Yirong Mo as Chair of the Department of Nanoscience

The Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering is pleased to welcome Dr. Yirong Mo as Chair of the Department of Nanoscience at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He also joins as a tenured Full Professor at the Department of Nanoscience. Dr. Mo has a distinguished record of accomplishments. He has published over 200 […]

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JSNN Scientists discover a new material for cleansing wastewater from Lithium – a harmful, yet valuable element

Dr. Rathnayake, an Associate Professor of Nanoscience, and Sheeba Dawood, a PhD Candidate in Nanoscience, have devised a new way to remove lithium from petroleum wastewater. Their process involves developing a proprietary lithium-trapping filter derived from a renewable resource. The filter consists of an electrospun polymer designed to trap lithium. The project is a result […]

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Congratulations JSNN May 2020 Graduates

To the Class of 2020 – Congratulations and Best Wishes to the Future Nanoscience PhD’s Graduates: Zuowei Ji – PhD Nanoscience Dissertation Title – Carbon Nanodots (CNDs): Tuning Structures and Functions in Oxidative Radical Interactions Favorite memory at JSNN – Made friends with some wonderful people. Proudest Accomplishment while at JSNN – Got my PhD done. […]

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