NCSU Nanofabrication Facility Grand Re-Opening

Over the past several months, the NCSU Nanofabrication Facility (NNF) has been the recipient of a significant amount of internal investment including new equipment, a staff increase, and major building renovations.  In order to bring awareness to this investment — and usher in a “new era” — NNF will hold a grand re-opening on January 8, 2018 at 3 pmNNF Director of Operations Phil Barletta introduce some of the changes and improvements that are being initiated in NNF. He will be joined by Assistant Vice Chancellor Jon Horowitz (ORIED) and Dean John Gilligan (COE) who will say a few words from a University and College perspective.

Details and information on registering can be found on the event website.

“Small Talk” Live Q&A on National Nanotechnology Day

National Nanotechnology Day will be held on October 9, 2017.  In the spirit of the day, RTNN will host two live nano Q&A sessions online on October 10th. Prior to the event, submit questions here. During the live sessions, email questions to or post questions via Facebook and Twitter (@RTNNsocial). More details regarding these events can be found here.

The National Nanotechnology Coordinating Office (NNCO) is spearheading the celebration, which includes a variety of community-led events and activities to raise awareness of the significance and importance of nanotechnology. Visit the NNCO website to learn about nano themed events occurring across the country.

Nanofibers, Applications and Related Technologies conference concludes

The 2016 Nanofibers, Applications and Related Technologies (NART) conference concluded last week in Raleigh, NC. The conference included many exciting speakers and topics in the realm of textile nanoscience sponsored and organized by the Nonwovens Institute (NWI) and the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry (INDA).

The National Nanotechnology Initiative was well represented during the conference. Mike Meador (Director, National Nanotechnology Coordination Office) gave a keynote presentation on the opening day on the current and future state of nanotechnology.  The Research Triangle Nanotechnology Network (RTNN) organized and hosted a session titled Analytical and Characterization of Nano Materials – featuring topics on analytical methods applied to textile materials by staff from RTNN facilities (Analytical Instrumentation Facility, NCSU), as well as faculty from N.C. State University and the Technical University of Liberec.

For more information on NART, please visit the conference website:

Upcoming seminar: “Materials Science in Caribbean Art and Archaeology”

We are excited to announce an upcoming seminar by Professor Antonio Martínez-Collazo. Professor Martínez will discuss his work using materials characterization techniques to study works of art and archaeological artifacts. Following the talk, the Analytical Instrumentation Facility (AIF) at NC State will host tours for interested attendees to learn more about available characterization techniques and instrumentation.

More information can be found on the event website.