Areas of impact

Where can nano make a difference? Everywhere.

That’s because nano is not a specific technology. It does not belong to a particular industry or discipline. It is, rather, a revolutionary way of understanding and working with matter.

More and more faculty are joining the nano revolution—because the opportunities for invention are as vast as nature itself.

Faculty in departments across MIT—more than 20% of all researchers—are now taking advantage of our new power to synthesize and manipulate molecules with breathtaking precision. Everywhere they look, our faculty and students see thrilling potential for impact in areas like computing and communications, energy, health and health care, manufacturing, materials and structures, prototyping, sustainable futures, and toolmaking.