Nanoscience and nanotechnology building

The Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Institute at The University of Iowa (NNI@UI) was established by The University of Iowa Office of the Vice President for Research in 2006. NNI@UI focuses on issues related to applications and implications of nanoscience and nanotechnology in environmental processes and human health, as well as the fundamental properties of nanomaterials.

The institute includes a core group of faculty and staff from the colleges of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Engineering, Pharmacy, Medicine and Public Health involved in nanoscience and nanotechnology. NNI@UI provides a venue where researchers from all disciplines of science and engineering can gather to share ideas and discuss their views and prospects of nanoscience, nanoengineering, nanomedicine and nanotechnology.

NNI@UI has partnered with a number of interdisciplinary institutes and centers on campus on a number of cutting edge research areas, including those related to translational medicine and the societal implications of nanoscience and nanotechnology.