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Research Communities

Research Communities are groups of faculty, students, and staff from NNCI sites organized around a particular research topic, national priority, or grand challenge. In contrast to NNCI working groups which are focused on a particular tool or process with the objectives of sharing best practices, the Research Communities are more outward facing helping to develop products that benefit the larger scientific and engineering communities.

Research Community

Leader(s)

Reference Materials

Nanotechnology Convergence

Jacob Jones (NC State Univ.)

2020 NNCI Conference Presentation

2021 NNCI Conference Presentation

Website

Nanoscience in the Earth and Environmental Sciences

Trevor Thornton (Arizona State Univ.), Mitsu Murayama (Virginia Tech), and David Mogk (Montana State Univ.)

2020 NNCI Conference Presentation

Spring 2021 Workshop

Geochemical Techniques

Analytical Geochemical Instrument Registry

2021 NNCI Conference Presentation

Nano-Enabled Internet-of-Things

Mark Allen (Univ. of Pennsylvania)

2020 NNCI Conference Presentation

Fall 2021 Symposium

2021 NNCI Conference Presentation

Transform Quantum

Andrew Cleland (Univ. Chicago), Robert Westervelt (Harvard Univ.), Steven Koester (Univ. Minnesota)

2020 NNCI Conference Presentation

Website

Spring 2021 Workshop Report

2021 NNCI Conference Presentation

Understanding the Rules of Life

Vinayak Dravid (Northwestern Univ.)

2020 NNCI Conference Presentation

2021 NNCI Conference Presentation

Activities of these groups may include:
a.    NNCI-sponsored symposia/workshops/webinars
b.    Road-mapping
c.    Identifying future infrastructure needs

These groups will address questions such as (a) What infrastructure capabilities are needed to support the research topic? and (b) What are the challenges of current fabrication infrastructure for the specific research area? In addition, they can provide opportunities for networking among faculty and students working on similar themes. They also can be used to convey information about tools, capabilities, and expertise within the wider NNCI network to researchers who may not typically look outside their own local site. 

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