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Nanotechnology is often referred to as convergent technology because it utilizes knowledge.

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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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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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Congratulations Mr. Kendall Dawkins

Mr. Kendall Dawkins, a Nanoengineering master student who is supervised by Dr. Iyer, has received the NC A&T Chancellor’s Distinguished fellowship to pursue his Ph.D. at JSNN starting the fall of 2020.

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JSNN alumnus, Dr. Manish Sharma, receives prestigious award

Dr. Manish Sharma, a Nanoengineering graduate who worked under the direction of Dr. Shanthi Iyer, was awarded the 2020 Council of Historically Black Graduate Schools (CHBGS) ProQuest Dissertation Award. For more information on Dr. Sharma, please see the University press release:

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