Who We Are

Our scientific focus is on the development of nanoscale components and devices with their integration into large and complex interacting systems. Studying very small structures and how their behavior differs from macroscopic objects is only part of the story.

We also  investigate how nanoscale systems emerge, how they can be built, and how they behave.

CNS is a member of the National Science Foundation’s National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network (NNIN) initiative to create a national network of world-class facilities available to all researchers.

Through our CNS/NNIN, Our facilities are available for use by researchers not just at Harvard, but by any academic or non-academic researchers in the world. We welcome and encourage researchers from Harvard and beyond to join our research community, availing yourselves of the many facilities that CNS has to offer to assist in your research goals.

CNS has the tools and knowledgeable technical staff ready to assist in making your project a success.  Nanotechnology is a new and constantly evolving area of study. As a result, there is a lot of new and constantly updated information contained in the pages of our website. Whether you are a CNS facility user, principal investigator, potential user, or interested in nanotechnology on any level, we invite you to take a tour of our website.

If you have any comments, suggestions, or content you would like to see on our website, please feel free to contact us at info@cns.fas.harvard.edu.