“Collaboratory” refers to the effective integration of key laboratories to address critical issues in nanotechnology and its applications. This approach makes the the Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology at the University of Illinois a leader in emerging technologies and initiatives. Collaboratory seeks to:

  • Highlight Illinois’ uniqueness in nanoscale science and technology
  • Provide focus for nanoscale research efforts across campus; initiate seed projects, offer seminar series, and maintain a central website resource
  • Initiate interdisciplinary graduate program in nanoscience and technology
  • Serve as a bridge between graduate research and undergraduate laboratories
  • Garner state support for infrastructure and national support for research across campus

Agricultural and food, atmospheric and environmental, communications and electronics, computational, medical and pharmaceutical, and nanomaterials characterization, identification, and fabrication are among the broad and diverse areas that interest our research faculty. Key areas of collaborator activities include the following:

  • Molecular and electronic nanostructures research at the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology
  • Bionanotechnology research at the Biotechnology Laboratory
  • Nanoscale information technology research at the Coordinated Science Laboratory
  • Nanoscale materials research at the Frederick Seitz Materials Research Laboratory
  • Systems biology, cellular, and metabolic engineering and genome technology research at the Institute for Genomic Biology
  • Nanoscale materials and structures research at the Micro and Nanotechnology Laboratory
  • Computational nanotechnology research at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications