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Nanotechnology Institute

The Nanotechnology Institute (NTI) is the region’s first partnership created be a catalyst for nanotechnology development, commercialization and company formation. Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania (BFTP/ SEP), the University of Pennsylvania, and Drexel University created the NTI in 2000. The NTI facilitates the research, development and commercialization of nanotechnology’s real-world applications. By providing funding, intellectual property and commercialization assistance, the NTI expedites the rate at which revolutionary technologies are brought to market, changing our world and fueling our economy. Learn more.

Affiliated Centers & Institutes

For complete descriptions of our affiliated Engineering centers, see the summaries below.

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Laboratory for Research on the Structure of Matter (LRSM)

Laboratory for Research on the Structure of Matter (LRSM) Arjun G. Yodh, Director
The Laboratory for Research on the Structure of Matter (LRSM) is the intellectual focal point of materials research at Penn. It hosts the Materials Research Science & Engineering Center (MRSEC), which consists of five Interdisciplinary Research Groups (IRGs) plus selected seed projects. The MRSEC provides crucial support for faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students drawn from different disciplines, to tackle complex materials science projects that can only be addressed in a truly collaborative mode. Learn more.

Nano/Bio Interface Center (NBIC)

Nano/Bio Interface Center (NBIC) Charlie Johnson, Director
The Nano/Bio Interface Center at the University of Pennsylvania is a Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center (NSEC) that exploits Penn's internationally recognized strengths in design of molecular function and quantification of individual molecules. The Center unites investigators to provide, not only new directions for the life sciences, but also for engineering in a two-way flow essential to fully realizing the benefits of nano-biotechnology. Learn more.

Penn Center for Energy Innovation (Pennergy)

Penn Center for Energy Innovation (Pennergy) Cherie Kagan and Andrew Rappe, Co-Directors
The Penn Center for Energy Innovation (Pennergy) brings together world-class researchers to solve scientific and technological problems enabling the efficient use of current energy sources, the practical use of more sustainable energy, and the facile conversion of energy to different forms.  The Center researchers and educators integrate and share their knowledge through energy research, educational, and outreach activities that impact researchers, students, and our community. Learn more.

Institute for Medicine and Engineering (IME)

Institute for Medicine and Engineering (IME) The mission of the Institute for Medicine and Engineering (IME) is to stimulate fundamental research at the interface between biomedicine and engineering/physical/computational sciences leading to innovative applications in biomedical research and clinical practice. Learn more.