Nanoscience is the study of materials, phenomena, properties, and applications at the smallest length scale at which we can control matter. A nanometer is one-billionth of a meter, just slightly larger than individual atoms. Nanoscience and nanotechnology have rapidly growing applications in a wide range of technology areas including electronics, information technology, medicine, renewable energy, aerospace, and advanced materials.
The federal government created the National Nanotechnology Initiative (www.nano.gov) in 2000, which has invested more than $25 billion in research and development. The National Science Foundation predicts that by the year 2020, $1 trillion of products in the U.S. will contain nanotechnology. The Bachelor’s degree program in Nanoscience at Virginia Tech is one of only two such programs in the U.S.
For more information on nanoscience and nanotechnology research and applications, see www.nano.gov.
The Nanoscience degree program is home to majors in Nanoscience and Nanomedicine.
Nanoscience in Practice
The Good, The Bad, & The Tiny by Nina Vance
Virginia Tech’s NanoCamp features exciting activities, presentations, and laboratory exercises led by prominent faculty in the field and their students.
Virginia Tech’s Nanoscience Teacher Workshop features hands-on experiments, and demos of electron microscopes.
Article ItemInterdisciplinary team receives $5 million grant to explore COVID-19 virus ecology at the human-animal interface , article
Virginia Tech researchers will explore the risk of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, infections in wildlife communities and how those risks could affect humans.Date: Oct 20, 2023
Article ItemFralin Biomedical Research Institute researchers take on public health challenge of hepatitis C , article
The institute’s Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory will lead efforts to provide genomic sequencing to help decrease spread of the virus that can cause liver damage.Date: Oct 09, 2023
Article ItemCarla Finkielstein named Roger H. Moore and Mojdeh Khatam-Moore Dean’s Faculty Fellow , article
A member of the Virginia Tech faculty since 2005, Finkielstein currently serves as the associate director of research of the Academy of Integrated Science in the College of Science and as interim co-director of the Virginia Tech Cancer Research Alliance.Date: Sep 29, 2023
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