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Quantum Dot Lab was awesome! … › more

Ryan Andrews Ryan Andrews Chippewa Valley Technical College has made an enormous impact on how my group members do calculations … › more

Vladimir Bulović Vladimir Bulović Professor of Electrical Engineering, MacVicar Fellow, MIT eliminates the need for purchasing or installing software and allows short course participants to use it without complications.

Katsuyo Thornton Katsuyo Thornton Associate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Michigan (2012)

When I went back to campus after attending a workshop, I had one or two different assignments to try out right away with my students.

Tanya Faltens Tanya Faltens Lecturer, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (2012)

During the time I performed the study for the manuscript "Engineering the Plasmon Resonance of Large Area Bimetallic Nanoparticle Films by Laser Nano … › more

Michail J. Beliatis Michail J. Beliatis Advanced Technology Institute, Nanoelectronics Centre, University of Surrey, UK (2012)

I was designing a drift-diffusion simulation to try and match with our experimental semiconductor data, but was finding it difficult to locate publish … › more

Paul Giedraitis Paul Giedraitis Graduate Student, Northwestern University

NanoHUB was incredibly helpful with providing both online simulator tools as well as documentation about the actual algorithms involved. The informat … › more

Paul Giedraitis Paul Giedraitis Graduate Student, Northwestern University

The ability to run a web based version of complex simulations is an amazing feature of nanoHUB.

Paul Giedraitis Paul Giedraitis Graduate Student, Northwestern University

There is no other resource like

Paul Giedraitis Paul Giedraitis Graduate Student, Northwestern University makes very complex simulations manageable and easy to understand.

Paul Giedraitis Paul Giedraitis Graduate Student, Northwestern University

I have found to be incredibly useful in my work.

Paul Giedraitis Paul Giedraitis Graduate Student, Northwestern University

I thought I would send you a note to let you know how useful and important has been to me and students in my Nanotechnology and Materials Chemistry course at the City University of New York (CUNY) … › more

Dan Akins Dan Akins City University New York (2008), now with significant worldwide impact, is a leading exemplar of the power of science gateways … › more

Daniel E. Atkins Daniel E. Atkins Director, Office of Cyberinfrastructure, National Science Foundation (2008)

nanoFET Lab enabled a rapid exploration for a potential patent concept … › more

R. Christopher Bowen R. Christopher Bowen Senior Member, Technical Staff, Texas Instruments (2008)

In my research, I use the facilities to obtain a better understanding of the properties of nanoelectronic devices and to predict the behavior and performance of future devices. The different online simulation tools together with the online seminar and lecture notes make nanoHUB truly unique … › more

Bart Sorée Bart Sorée IMEC, Interuniversitary Microelectronics Center, Belgium (2008) has proven itself to be an extremely valuable tool for education and research … › more

H. S. Philip Wong H. S. Philip Wong Center for Integrated Systems, Stanford University (2008)

Focusing on the immediate needs of researchers, educators, and students in nanotechnology, NCN and have pioneered methods that have allowed thousands of users to benefit from advanced simulation tools … › more

Ian Foster Ian Foster Director, Computation Institute, University of Chicago, and Argonne National Labs (2008) tremendously promotes the knowledge distribution in technology and IC design communities. It creates a platform to train students with key knowledge for future semiconductor industry.

Yu Cao Yu Cao Arizona State University (2008)

Personally, I'm a huge fan of To me, it is a place of great resources. I use it regularly. I believe it can be useful to every level of student and researcher - from beginning undergraduate students to the more experienced researchers … › more

Ferdows Zahid Ferdows Zahid McGill University, Canada (2008)

It is my experience that, having these tools available on the site, the teaching experience is more productive in passing information to the students … › more

David Ferry David Ferry Professor, Electrial and Computer Engineering, Arizona State University (2008)

Between 1999 and 2005, while pursuing my PhD research at Purdue, I was closely involved with nanoHUB played a crucial role in my past education and research. It allowed me to access the cutting edge nanoscale device simulators online … › more

Anisur Rahman Anisur Rahman Intel Corporation (2008)

While PETE doesn't do anything that cannot be achieved by using different modeling codes, it is an extremely convenient and fast tool. I used it to study hypothetical devices and their effect on circuits. My approach was as follows … › more

Zoran Krivokapic Zoran Krivokapic GLOBALFOUNDRIES (2009)

With so many wonderful resources, shortens the learning curve. I am impressed with its speed.

Sansiri Tanachutiwat Sansiri Tanachutiwat PhD candidate, University of Albany (2010)’s tools are so user friendly. nanoHUB is of immense help for student researchers.

Indranil Bhattacharya Indranil Bhattacharya Graduate student, Florida State University (2010)

All of the tools on are easy to use, amazingly comprehensive, and accurate.

Onur Ates Onur Ates Graduate student, Arizona State University (2010) provides easy access to many wonderful resources.

Sansiri Tanachutiwat Sansiri Tanachutiwat PhD candidate, University of Albany (2010)

The oxidation module was very easy to use. After plugging in the parameters, it gave a nice visual reference of the rate of oxidation.

Kenneth Kafer Kenneth Kafer Undergraduate student, Chippewa Valley Technical College (2010) is one of the strongest sources of information I have found for my education in nanoscience, particularly in the area of electron transport.

Vihar Georgiev Vihar Georgiev PhD student, University of Oxford, UK (2010)

I used the bandstructure tool in my analysis of the effects of uniaxial strain on silicon tunnel diodes. It was very impressive.

Jamie Teherani Jamie Teherani PhD student, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2010)

Nanotechnology changes so fast, but allows me to stay current on new developments.

John Bean John Bean Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Virginia (2010) shows that there are more potential solutions than there are problems.

Jack Uldrich Jack Uldrich Futurist and author (2010) enables a well-developed workforce to generate economic opportunity … › more

Bruce Barker Bruce Barker President, Chippewa Valley Technical College (2010)

Using’s online presentation or simulation tools allows you to test your ideas and check your processes. It’s very easy to use.

Hans Mikelson Hans Mikelson Nanoscience Instructor, Chippewa Valley Technical College (2010)

Once inspiration is sparked, you have to get your ideas down quickly and validate them. helps do that. You’re using models to demonstrate that an idea has merit and could work.

Steven Campell Steven Campell Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Director of the Nanofabrication Center, Universi transforms the way students learn about electronic properties of materials.

Tanya Faltens Tanya Faltens Professor, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (2010)

The material on is technically robust and well documented. Any questions are quickly addressed. … › more

Deb Newberry Deb Newberry Professor, Dakota County Technical College, and Director, Nano-Link (2010)

I've spent a lot of time with the recorded classes available on I'm excited about what else I will find … › more

LTJG Pete Hudson LTJG Pete Hudson U.S. Naval Aviator, aerospace engineering graduate, Auburn University (2010)

From its online collaboration and education, to its freely available computing power, delivers! … › more

Dan Wolff Dan Wolff Senior, mechanical engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2010) helps me understand measured data better … › more

Robert Wortman Robert Wortman PhD student, electrical and computer engineering, Purdue University (2010)

I use’s forced protein unfolding tool. It’s knowledge that I can apply to my future. … › more

Zach Flohr Zach Flohr Undergraduate student, biomedical engineering, Purdue University (2010)

I appreciate the impact has had on our growing nanocurriculum at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.

Glafkos Galanos Glafkos Galanos Professor and Chair, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Southern Illinois University saves you time by keeping you from duplicating work that has been done before.

Camila Cardosa Zies Camila Cardosa Zies PhD student, mechanical engineering, Rice University (2010) gives me the freedom to think and to check my work against others.

Matt Swanson Matt Swanson Undergraduate student, electrical engineering, Purdue University (2010)

As a postdoc, I appreciate very much; I learn something new every time I log on … › more

Hui Xu Hui Xu Postdoctoral student, University of Texas at Austin (2010) allows us to investigate new and exciting physical phenomena that will change how we live. … › more

Dmitri Nikinov Dmitri Nikinov Project Manager, Strategic Research Group, Intel Corporation, Researcher in Residence at NCN (2010)

The contribution of’s resources to undergraduate and graduate students is significant.

Stella Quiñones Stella Quiñones Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Texas at El Paso (2010)

There is no such thing as a dull moment when you’re using … › more

Jose Valdez Jose Valdez Undergraduate student, electrical engineering, University of Texas at El Paso (2010)

My students thoroughly enjoy the nanoelectronics course material along with online MolCToy simulations. This is all thanks to

Peter Osterberg Peter Osterberg Associate Professor, Electrical Engineering, University of Portland (2010)

I believe that will always be a pathway into nanotechnology for every young researcher in this field.

Munkhbaatar Nyam-Osor Munkhbaatar Nyam-Osor National University of Mongolia (2010)

Prior to, it took too long before students were working with the semiconductor physics rather than the mechanics of the interface … › more

Carl-Mikael Zetterling Carl-Mikael Zetterling Professor, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden (2010)

Through, I was able to learn more about nonlinear optics and hyperlenses. … › more

Daniel Nizeyumukiza Daniel Nizeyumukiza Senior, Oklahoma Christian University (2010) has absolutely had a very positive impact upon my career. It allowed me to build a new nanoelectronic curriculum based on nanoHUB simulation tools. Students have responded very positively.

Shaikh Ahmed Shaikh Ahmed Associate Professor, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale (2010)

I finally understood what baffled me as an undergrad almost 24 years ago. Thank you. … › more

Jaimin Mehta Jaimin Mehta Principal, Transformatics Group (2010)'s presentation offers an important insight about the true nature of quantum dots as a potential confinement of electrons … › more

Khaled El-Kinawi Khaled El-Kinawi Graduate student, American University of Cairo (2010)

I learned something that was absolutely fascinating.

Shihan Sajeed Shihan Sajeed Lecturer, Department of Applied Physics, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh (2010)

Nanosphere Optics Lab allows my students to gain a better understanding of the ideas behind the experiments we conduct.

Leanna Giancarlo Leanna Giancarlo Associate Professor, University of Mary Washington (2010)

I really like; it's a very nice resource to use. If I need to use one of the programs, I can just open it up and use it. There's no need to spend time downloading … › more

Charlie Solvason Charlie Solvason PhD candidate, Auburn University (2011) allows my students to successfully move through content that is truly engaging. They're not just flipping through pages in a book … › more

Robert D. Cormia Robert D. Cormia Engineering/Nanoscience Instructor, Foothill College (2011)

In just one hour, a lecture on helped me understand how percolation works on semiconductive polymer blends. I’m really excited about finding all this information on the Internet in such an easy-to-grasp way! … › more

Julio Costilla Julio Costilla Undergraduate student, Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, Mexico (2011)

After taking the Rappture workshops, I went back and looked at the slides and examples on There was a lot of support.

Marcela Meza Marcela Meza Graduate student, University of Texas at El Paso (2011)

The level of projects varies considerably on You can come in early in your studies, not knowing a lot, or you can come in later and find useful resources.

Victoria Savikhin Victoria Savikhin Senior, Purdue University (2011)

I saw that once a tool was finished, and it worked, other people immediately began using it. It’s awesome. It’s worth everything you go through to get to the completion of the project … › more

Matteo Mannino Matteo Mannino AI and Computer Vision Research Engineer, Toyota Technical Center (2011) is definitely a very important resource for research students. nanoHUB is world recognized. Its impact is global. Two weeks ago, I was in Switzerland giving an invited talk on the first inversion-mode gate-all-around III-V MOSFETs paper, and a graduate student c … › more

Peide Ye Peide Ye Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Purdue University (2012)

The AFM fundamentals course on is the best online course I've taken. The lecturers are great. They really give a picture of the whole story without being boring … › more

Itai Schlesinger Itai Schlesinger Undergraduate student, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology (2012) represents a new paradigm in science education: using grid computing resources and easy-to-use Web interfaces to catalyze the development of a global, virtual community of practice.

Marilyn M. Lombardi Marilyn M. Lombardi Associate Professor and Director, Center of Nursing Collaboration, Entrepreneurship, and Technology,

Questions and answers sections provided me with more than answers. They really got me interested in researching better.

David A. Saenz David A. Saenz Purdue University (2012)

I really got hooked on nanoHUB when I realized I could learn far more information about nano science by listening to the lectures than reading a course text. … › more

Quincy Williams Quincy Williams PhD student, materials science and engineering, Norfolk State University (2012)

Without nanoHUB, it would be very difficult—if not impossible—to prepare good lab exercises about nanoelectronics for my undergraduate courses. With nanoHUB, I can use a virtual lab with plenty of pieces of information very useful for students. In addition to broadening their knowledge about the contents given in the classroom, students become very well motivated and interested in the course. … › more

José M. de la Rosa José M. de la Rosa Associate Professor of Electronics and Electromagnetism, University of Seville, Spain (2012)

I’ve been viewing the lectures on to learn enough device physics to fill in the gaps for the things I don’t understand in the technical papers I read. I don’t know where else I would find access to this kind of information, and the open access makes it very affordable for small business … › more

Jay Morreale Jay Morreale p-brane LLC (2012)

Not long ago, I was considering one of the most important decisions in a scientist's life — a PhD research field. After initial inquiry, I decided to take Prof. Vladimir Shalaev's online course in nanophotonics. The lectures provided me the inspiration to choose plasmonics as my main research field, with the ultimate target of using SPP as information carriers in deep nanoscale. Now, 18 months later, I have a well established, high quality research plan and great passion to do it all with plasmonics — sensing, waveguiding, data processing, energy and even medical applications … › more

Moshik Cohen Moshik Cohen PhD student (2012)

I used the From Atoms to Materials course to remind me of certain basic physics at the atomic level about materials. This course concentrated on molecules and crystals. The recommended nanoHUB simulations on density functional theory and molecular dynamics were easy and … › more

Andrew George Kulchar Andrew George Kulchar Bluefield State College

We have used nanoHUB.ORG as a platform to present our research and educational outreach activities to a wider audience. The support staff is very helpful and the whole process of uploading and sharing the data files (including multimedia files) is very convenient. I am … › more

Gurpreet Singh Gurpreet Singh Kansas State University

The most attractive feature about nanoHUB is that I did not have to take the time to develop the user interface. Without this feature, tool development would have been impossible.

Dr. Lasse Jensen Dr. Lasse Jensen Associate Professor of Chemistry, Penn State University

In the development of Valparaiso's nanoK12 laboratory, was an incredible resource. … › more

Dr. Mark Budnik Dr. Mark Budnik Paul and Cleo Brandt Professorship, Director, nanoK12 Laboratory, Chair, Dept. of Electrical and Co

I plan on using nanoHUB in my classroom to continue developing and adding extensions to the existing tool “Extinction, Scattering and Absorption Efficiencies of Single and Multilayer Nanoparticles”, as well as develop new tools with my graduate students.

Dr. Lasse Jensen Dr. Lasse Jensen Associate Professor of Chemistry, Penn State University

The nanoHUB platform eliminates the need for the developer to create and maintain code and installation guidelines. This time saving feature is immeasurable for productivity and development.

Dr. Lasse Jensen Dr. Lasse Jensen Associate Professor of Chemistry, Penn State University

I use as a way to further engage my students in nanotechnology.

Dr. Mark Budnik Dr. Mark Budnik Paul and Cleo Brandt Professorship, Director, nanoK12 Laboratory, Chair, Dept. of Electrical and Com

My research in magnetic nanowires is mostly experimental, but I've wanted to simulate their magnetization reversal for years. There are always more pressing things to do. Then, I heard that OOMMF was launched on nanoHUB.  I checked out the tutorial while waiting to meet our weekly colloquium speaker.  In that 10min, I had my first simulation done. ... ... … › more

Beth Stadler Beth Stadler University of Minnesota