What is nanoHUB.org?
nanoHUB.org is the place for computational nanotechnology research, education, and collaboration. nanoHUB hosts a rapidly growing collection of Simulation Programs for nanoscale phenomena that run in the cloud and are accessed through your web browser. In addition there are Online Presentations, Courses, Learning Modules, Podcasts, Animations, Teaching Materials, and more to help you learn about the simulation programs and about nanotechnology. nanoHUB supports collaboration via Workspaces and User groups.
Authors of the content published on nanoHUB.org represent a broad and growing cross-section of the nanotechnology community. Their work has impact around the world as shown by the animated user location map below. The majority of users are affiliated with academic institutions with active groups from government and industry. nanoHUB provides a publicly available detailed usage analysis for the site.
nanoHUB content has been cited over 900 times in the scientific literature. These papers collectively have an h-index of 41, and the majority of them are by authors not affiliated with the Network for Computational Nanotechnology, the project that produces nanoHUB. nanoHUB content has been used in over 450 classrooms at more than 150 universities. nanoHUB annual uptime regularly exceeds 99 percent.
Our mission is to support the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) by creating and operating an ever-evolving cyber-platform for sharing simulation and education resources. Our mission is embodied in nanoHUB.org and driven by pioneering research, education, outreach, and support for nanotechnology community formation and growth.
Our vision is to grow a diverse community who share and use an increasingly rich collection of nanotechnology research and educational resources via nanoHUB.org. The community will use nanoHUB.org to spark new modes of discovery, innovation, learning, and engagement that will accelerate the transformation of nanoscience to nanotechnology. Its members will produce innovative theory, modeling, and simulation that are tightly linked to experimental research and to education.
Take a tour of nanoHUB.org and see how you can use it to further your own research and educational activities. Create your own account. It's free and will give you access to our online simulation tools, online presentations, and more. Publish your work on nanoHUB by uploading your own presentations and simulation tools. Ask a question in our community forum and utilize the expertise of our global nanotechnology community.
Established in 2002, the Network for Computational Nanotechnology (NCN) is funded by the National Science Foundation to support the National Nanotechnology Initiative with nanoHUB.org, a cyber-community for theory, modeling, and simulation now serving over 170,000 researchers, educators, students, and professionals annually. NCN seeks to 1) engage an ever-larger and more diverse cyber-community sharing novel, high-quality research and educational resources that spark new modes of discovery, innovation, learning, and engagement; 2) accelerate the transformation of nanoscience to nanotechnology through tight linkage of simulation to experiment; 3) develop open-source software; and 4) inspire and educate the next workforce generation.
NCN guides and funds improvements to the open-source, Purdue University HUBzero® platform that powers nanoHUB.org. The NCN education and outreach team conducts workshops to train a broad spectrum of nanoHUB users ranging from lecturers at MSIs, HHEs, and HBCUs to undergraduate and graduate software developers. NCN impact is assessed by an extensive, multi-faceted effort including automatic data gathering using nanoHUB, surveys and interviews, and by external assessment teams.
nanoHUB.org is operated by the Network for Computational Nanotechnology (NCN). NCN was funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) from 2002-2007 through a five year grant (EEC-0228390) and was renewed for another 5 years under a cooperative agreement (EEC-0634750). Part of the middleware was/is developed under an associated National Middleware Initiative (NMI) NSF grant (OCI-0438246) in 2004-2007 and a subsequent Software Development for Cyberinfrastructure (SDCI) NSF grant (OCI-0721680) in 2007-2010. Enhancements to simulation results delivery are developed under the NSF grant (OCI-0944665) "Instant-On Simulation Delivery: Helping TeraGrid Achieve Its Wide and Open Strategic Goals." An associated NSF grant (OCI-0749140) entitled "Accelerating Nano-scale Transistor Innovation though Petascale Simulation" enables us to develop OMEN for peta-scale computing as well immediate nanoHUB applications.