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

2020 Events

George A. Jeffrey NanoExplorers Program 2020

The George A. Jeffrey NanoExplorers Program promotes nanotechnology based education for high school students entering the 10th-12th grades by enabling them to do original research work in a faculty member’s research lab based on their interests.


We are now accepting applications for the 2020 program! Click here for more information!

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

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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.