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Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology

Nanoscale technology is the next frontier in our quest to find solutions to problems facing humankind. The Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology (CNST) was established in 2001 at the University of Illinois, as the premier Center for nanoscale science and technology initiatives.

CNST draws its strength working as a collaboratory toward seamless integration of interdisciplinary research from atoms and materials to devices and systems.

CNST is uniquely located to harness the entrepreneurial and technical spirit in downstate Illinois, with ongoing linkages with the University Research Park, the Illinois Technology and Enterprise Corporation-an initiative of the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, and the state legislature. Industrial linkages have also been established.

CNST also is embarking on developing a curriculum for nanotechnology education, which will transcend 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.

CNST-led projects with nation-wide and global partnerships have included nanomedicine, nanofabrication, and training of the next generation workforce.

CNST'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 other national and international institutions.


CNST 10th Annual Nanotechnology Workshop

Venue: NCSA, and

Micro and Nanotechnology Lab

May 2-3, 2012

at the University of Illinois 

If interested in attending send email to:



Center for Agricultural, Biomedical, and Pharmaceutical Nanotechnology (CABPN), Industrial Advisory Board Meeting

May 4, 2012

at the University of Illinois 

If interested in attending send email to:
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CNST site developed: May 31, 2002.
Updated Feb. 8, 2012