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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Splitting Water for Clean Energy

Congratulations to Prof. Shyam Aravamudhan from the Department of Nanoengineering for being part of a team that recently received a $10.35 million four-year grant to establish a Center for Electrochemical […]

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IUPAC President visits the JSNN

Dr. Javier García-Martínez, a professor of inorganic chemistry at the University of Alicante in Spain and President of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC), visited the JSNN […]

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Leaping Forward with NSF

Congratulations to Dr. Suzanne Ahmed from the Department of Nanoscience for receiving a grant from the National Science Foundation’s new Launching Early-Career Academic Pathways in the Mathematical and Physical Sciences […]

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