To conduct beneficial and innovative research with the objective of realizing the potential of nanotechnology for the benefit of the Nation and all humanity.
To increase the number of students pursuing graduate and undergraduate degrees in the natural and physical sciences by increasing the number of students, in the precollege and two-year college pipeline, who will pursue degrees in the natural and physical sciences.
To enhance the productivity of participating researchers by a program of infrastructure enrichment.
Included among the Center’s expanding list of institutional partners are the Atlanta area school systems, Cornell University, Emory University, Perimeter College and iThemba Labs in South Africa.
The Center maintains active programs in selected areas of the nanosciences. The Center is organized into three interdisciplinary teams who are tasked with bringing to bare the talents of faculty, research scientists and students dedicated to advance the growth of nanoscience for the benefit of humankind.
The Center has developed a number of productive research and educational domestic and international partnerships. These include:
The Center seeks to provide educational and growth opportunities for high school, college, and postdoctoral students as well as professional educators via its educational programs.
Functional Inorganic Nanostructures Functional Organic Nanostructures Biofunctional Nanostructures
Director: Dr. Ishrat Khan
Associate Director: Dr. James L. Reed
Manager: Ms. Joyce Lockhart
Dr. Issifu Harruna - Functional Organic Nanostructures
Dr. Conrad Ingram - Functional Inorganic Nanostructures
Dr. Michael Williams - Biofunctional Nanostructures