WHO WE ARE

The National Nanotechnology Laboratory (LNNano) is part of the Brazilian National Center for Research in Energy and Materials (CNPEM), a social organization supervised by the Brazilian Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovations (MCTI).

LNNano seeks excellence in the four areas of activity that constitute the mission of CNPEM: to act as a facility open to users from the entire scientific community; to be effective in high-end research; to promote technological innovation in the productive sector, and to disseminate knowledge through events and training.

Created in 2011, LNNano is today a consolidated Laboratory and recognized by the national and international scientific community for the diversification of the infrastructure offered, the availability of cutting-edge techniques and a highly specialized team. The LNNano’s structure comprises a board that brings together four divisions: (I) Characterization, (II) Synthesis, (III) Nano and Microfabrication and (IV) Nanotoxicology and Nanobiotechnology.

During the last 10 years, more than six thousand external users have had access to our state-of-the-art infrastructure, in addition to unique scientific and technical support in Brazil.

The way in which LNNano operates ensures the possibility of using and learning from young researchers, as it allows all users, even those without prior knowledge and experience on the techniques available, to use facilities successfully.

Internal scientific research aims at answering Brazilian economy’s strategic questions, focusing on Alternative Energy, Health and Environment. The interdisciplinary and transversal nature of nanotechnology makes it a central tool for the development of this new phase for humankind.

A team of researchers, research assistants and highly specialized technicians maintains a very high scientific production, with publications in high impact magazines.

Always working on widening dissemination of the skills we develop, LNNano promotes events focused on qualification and training throughout Brazil.