National Nanotechnology Initiative


The National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) funds several research centers and labs in California via different government agencies:

National Science Foundation (NSF)

  • National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network (NNIN)
    • Two labs in California
  • Nanoscale Science & Engineering Centers (NSEC)
    • Five centers in California

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

  • Three currently-funded centers in California

Department of Energy (DOE)

  • Nanoscale Science Research Centers (NSRC)
    • One of five in California
  • Electron-Beam Microcharacterization Centers
    • One of three in California

Department of Defense (DOD)

  • One main research center in California