Accepting Nominations for 2019 RTNN Awards

Nominations are now open for the 2019 RTNN Awards. These awards serve to recognize researchers conducting collaborative research across the network as well as students who have devoted their time and energy to education and outreach activities. All nominations are due by Friday, September 27th. Please contact with any questions. Visit the RTNN Awards Website for more details.

Submit your nano images for competitions!

The Chapel Hill Analytical and Nanofabrication Laboratory (CHANL), an RTNN member facility, is hosting its 8th annual Scientific Art Competition! The Scientific Art Competition provides an opportunity to showcase scientific data with artistic appeal. The deadline for submission is April 1, 2016. Please visit the CHANL website for more information.

The National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) is also hosting an image competition entitled EnvisioNano. EnvisioNano gives researchers the chance to highlight the beauty they see in nano and describe how their research impacts society. The deadline for submission is May 13, 2016. Please visit the EnvisioNano website for details on how to participate.

Maude Cuchiara joins RTNN as Project Manager

The RTNN welcomes Maude Cuchiara as a member of its staff!

Maude will manage the RTNN and serve in a variety of roles to ensure RTNN’s success. She will facilitate all client interactions with RTNN as well as communicate RTNN news, information, and events to relevant stakeholders. In addition, she will coordinate the educational arm of RTNN by planning and implementing workshops, conferences, and outreach activities.

Maude joins RTNN from Duke University where she was a research scientist and lab manager for the West Laboratory for Biofunctional Materials. She also brings policy experience as a Research Scholar at the Baker Institute of Public Policy. She earned her Ph.D. in Bioengineering from Rice University (2011) and bachelor’s degrees from NC State in Biomedical Engineering and Spanish (2006).

RTNN to Host its 1st Annual Research Symposium

The 1st Annual Research Triangle Nanotechnology Network (RTNN) Research Symposium will be held on March 22, 2016 at NC State University’s Monteith Research Center on Centennial Campus.

This free, one-day forum brings together researchers making use of RTNN facilities for their fabrication, processing, and analytical characterization needs.  Students and post-doctoral fellows will present highlights from their work in oral sessions.  All members of the RTNN and greater Research Triangle communities are welcome to attend.

Visit our Research Symposium page for more information.

RTNN Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU+) Applications Now Available

Applications are now available for the 2016 RTNN Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU+). Students will participate in nanotechnology-related research at one of the RTNN partner universities with follow-on at students’ home institutions in the year after the summer program. RTNN is partnering with the Research Triangle Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC) and the UNC-CH Department of Chemistry to organize the inaugural year of this program.

Visit our REU page for more information and deadlines.