The Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology works toward a seamless integration of interdisciplinary research from atoms and materials to devices and systems. Campus faculty members, graduate and undergraduate students, industry partners and collaborating scientists from government laboratories and higher education institutions around the world come together through the Center.
With a strong research and teaching faculty, some of the best students in the nation, more than $160 million invested in equipment, and a vitally strong partnership program, the Center is a leader in groundbreaking nanotechnology research.
- The Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology was established in 2001 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, as the premier Center for nanoscale science and technology initiatives.
- We draw our strength working as a collaboratory toward seamless integration of interdisciplinary research from atoms and materials to devices and systems.
- Central to both coasts and several major cities, we are uniquely located to harness the entrepreneurial and technical spirit of the Midwest. We have ongoing linkages with with ongoing linkages with the University Research Park, the Illinois Technology and Enterprise Corporation, state legislature and private industry.
- The Center also develops a curriculum for nanotechnology education, which reaches across a number of campus departments and units. Exceptional students with interest in nanotechnology projects have been awarded fellowships, and several promising projects have been seeded.
- We have led nationwide and global partnerships with projects in nanomedicine, nanofabrication, and training of the next generation workforce.
- The Center’s outreach efforts have involved local middle and high schools, museums in Urbana-Champaign and Chicago, and presentations to legislators and policy makers at the Capitol, World Bank, and national and international educational institutions.