The IIN brings together (sometimes for the first time) chemists, engineers, biologists, physicians and others from across the university to focus on society’s most perplexing problems, whether it is finding a more effective way of delivering chemotherapy to brain-cancer patients or a more efficient way of removing contaminants from polluted drinking water.
More than 240 faculty members from 32 departments in the Weinberg College of Arts & Sciences, the McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science, the Feinberg School of Medicine and the Kellogg School of Management are members of the IIN, working together on nanotechnology research projects at Northwestern. To date, more than 3,000 affiliated graduate and postdoctorate students have contributed to IIN projects and partnerships.
Research is organized into the following eight pillars, each focused on a critical societal issue:
In the International System of Units, the prefix "nano" means one-billionth, or 10-9.
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