About Us

The Brazilian Nanotechnology National Laboratory (LNNano) is part of the Brazilian Center for Research in Energy and Materials (CNPEM), a social organization supervised by the 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 Open Installations for users from the entire scientific community; be effective in frontier research; promote technological innovation in the productive sector and disseminate knowledge through events and training.

LNNano continues to grow and overcome each new challenge, acting as a protagonist in Nanoscience, Technology and Innovation for sustainable development. Learn more


The construction of a new economy, capable of guaranteeing population growth and human well-being in a sustainable manner, is one of the main challenges in this century. Faced with this scenario and global challenge, LNNano’s research programs are aimed at meeting the demands of society in the areas of Energy, Health and Environment. The interdisciplinary and transversal nature of nanotechnology makes it a central tool for technological innovation aimed at these key areas of society’s development.


LNNano is a reference in advanced material characterization in Latin America, with an outstanding range of equipment for electron microscopy, cryomicroscopy and atomic force microscopy. Clean rooms and complete infrastructure for the manufacture of sensors and devices. Dedicated laboratories for the synthesis and processing of nanoparticles and nanostructured materials with high quality. Facilities for carrying out integrated studies of toxicity, life cycle and nanosecurity.

Technological Innovation and External Users

LNNano is at the disposal of researchers from the most diverse areas and levels, as well as companies that are looking for cutting-edge technological solutions, through the offer of its state-of-the-art infrastructure and specialized team to assist in research and use of equipment. Know the sectors that meet each of these demands.