Network for Computational Nanotechnology
Founded in 2002, the Network for Computational Nanotechnology (NCN) has pursued its mission to advance nanoscience and nanotechnology through nanoHUB.org. The Purdue University-led cyber platform, nanoHUB, assists researchers across the globe by developing a virtual society that shares simulation software, data and other innovative content to provide engineers and scientists with the fundamental knowledge required to advance nanoscience into nanotechnology. nanoHUB has become a successful, scientific end-to-end cloud computing environment, hosting over 3,000 resources for research, collaboration, teaching, learning, and publishing.
Annually, nearly 250,000 users in 172 countries participate in nanoHUB, an online meeting place for simulation, research, collaboration, teaching, learning and publishing. The nanoHUB provides a library of 267 simulation tools, free from the limitations of running software locally, used in the scientific computing cloud by more than 12,000 people every year.
The Internet-based initiative provides resources from more than 1,000 authors for research and education in the areas of nanoelectronics and nanoelectromechanical systems and their application to nano-biosystems. The nanoHUB menu also includes courses, tutorials, seminars, discussions and facilities to foster nano-research collaboration, including the Birck Nanotechnology Center in Purdue University’s Discovery Park.
(Content source: NCN website and press releases.)