Guided by theory and enabled by synthesis, the NanoTech Institute develops new science and technology exploiting the nanoscale.

News & Events

It was pretty brazen of then-16-year-old Ray Baughman, drenched and wearing his Sunday best, to trek around the University of Pittsburgh one rainy summer day in 1958 making cold calls on various professors by knocking on doors. But Baughman had an earnest request…

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2019 Events

2019 George A Jeffrey NanoExplorers Program

We are now accepting applications for the 2019 program. The deadline for submitting an application packet for the 2019 program is April 12, 2019. Applicants selected for the program will be notified by email on or before April 26, 2019. Acceptance letters must be postmarked by May 10, 2019.

An orientation session will be held during the first or second week of June. Details will be made available when acceptance letters are mailed.

The 2019 application is submitted electronically. Access the application website at nanoexplorers.utdallas.edu. Please read the Frequently Asked Questions before applying.

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Research

We invented carbon nanotube artificial muscles and have demonstrated that these muscles provide over 100X the force generation capability of natural muscles and 2X the rate capability.

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Facilities

Check out our extensive facilities for synthesis and characterization of nanostructured materials.

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Publications

Our publications start with “Straining to Expand Entanglements“.

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About Us

The Alan G. MacDiarmid NanoTech Institute is a research center that attracts interdisciplinary scientists from around the world and is dedicated to original science and technological discoveries on the nanoscale.

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