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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Faculty Achievement Highlights From 2022

New Department of Defense (DOD) Grants Dr. Tetyana Ignatova and her collaborators received a grant from in the amount of $525,000 from the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) for a […]

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JSNN’s Noteworthy News From 2022

North Carolina Biotechnology Center Award for Biotechnology Support/Service Excellence Award                                                                   The Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering’s Institute for Research Technologies (JSIRT) received the Biotechnology Support/Service Excellence Award from the […]

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Education and Outreach Highlights From 2022

NANO NIGHT FOR BOY SCOUTS TROOP 216 JSNN hosted Nano Night, a new outreach activity organized by Dr. Kristen Dellinger. This program is dedicated to local Boy Scouts and Troop […]

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