Nanotechnology Frontiers at 20 years of
National Nanotechnology Initiative:
From October 1, 2000 to September 30, 2020


  1. 20 Years of Nanotechnology Innovation: Powering the Digitization of Our World
    Dario Gil
    Director of IBM Research
    Abstract Slides (113MB) Video (2.1GB)
  2. The Convergence of Nanoscience and Nanomedicine: New Approaches for Tracking and Treating Disease
    Chad A Mirkin
    International Institute for Nanotechnology, Northwestern University
    Abstract Slides Video (140MB)

NSF Perspectives

  1. NSF nanoscale science and engineering at 20 years of NNI
    Mihail C. Roco
    National Science Foundation and National Nanotechnology Initiative
    Abstract Slides
  2. Broadening Participation in STEM through Nanoscale Science and Engineering Education
    Abby Ilumoka
    National Science Foundation
    Abstract Slides

Invited research and education perspectives

  1. Quantum Materials, Devices and Systems at 20 years of NNI
    Robert Westervelt
    Harvard University
    Abstract Slides
  2. 21st-Century NanoSystems for Abundant-Data Computing: The N3XT 1000X
    Subhasish Mitra
    Stanford University
    Abstract Slides Video (1.1GB)
  3. NanoEngineering gone #viral: Cancer Immunotherapy and COVID-19 vaccines based on plant viruses
    Nicole Steinmetz
    Center for Nano-ImmunoEngineering, University of California, San Diego
    Abstract Slides
  4. Changing Geosciences through Nanotechnology: 20 years of NNI
    Michael F. Hochella, Jr.
    Department of Geosciences, Virginia Tech
    Abstract Slides Video (50MB)
  5. A Journey from Nano-Risk to Nano-Solutions in Water Systems
    Paul Westerhoff
    Arizona State University
    Abstract Slides
  6. Micro and nanoscale 3D bioprinting
    Shaochen Chen
    University of California, San Diego
    Abstract Slides
  7. NNCI: Nano Infrastructure with Impact
    O. Brand, A. Duke, D. Gottfried, A. Naeemi, Q. Spadola, J. Wetmore
    National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure
    Abstract Slides Video (130MB)
  8. NISE Net: 20 Year Engaging the Public in Learning about the National Nanotechnology Initiative
    Larry Bell
    Museum of Science Boston
    Abstract Slides

Invited translational research perspectives

  1. National Cancer Institute Alliance for Nanotechnology in Cancer – 15 years Perspective
    Piotr Grodzinski
    Division of Cancer Treatment and Diagnosis, National Cancer Institute
    Abstract Slides
  2. Public-Private Collaborative Platforms at SRC to Advance Nanoelectronics Research
    An Chen
    Semiconductor Research Corporation
    Abstract Slides
  3. Corporate entry into nanotechnology: A 20-year perspective on nano-industry publication and patenting
    Alan L. Porter, Nils Newman, Jan Youtie, Robert Ward, Philip Shapira
    Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA
    Abstract Slides Video