Istituto Nanoscienze consists of two centers, NEST-Pisa and S3-Modena.
The research activities of the institute include
- the synthesis and the fabrication of nanostructures and nanodevices,
- the experimental and computational-theoretical study of their properties and functionality, and of their interfaces,
- their integration in complex functional systems.
The acquired knowledge is used to elaborate multidisciplinary applications in several fields, in particular energy, nano(bio)technologies, and nano-medicine.
The Institute contributes also to communication and education in nanoscience.
The main peculiarity the Institute is the presence of an elevated number of research infrastructures at high technological level and the presence of a critical mass of research activities in the framework of Horizon 2020 program.