nanoHUB.org is a scientific infrastructure platform for the community to share simulation tools and educational material. nanoHUB has created a global community of contributors and users.
The National Science Foundation has been funding the project since 2002 and we need to report annually to NSF and peer reviewers on the impact nanoHUB has. These impact metrics have shaped and continue to shape the services nanoHUB provides.
nanoHUB can be fundamentally viewed as a knowledge, tool, and data sharing platform. The sharing and utility can be viewed along several vectors.
Research => Research
This impact vector enables knowledge transfer from research to another set of researchers to utilize tools. This could involve different disciplines or specialties:
computational science => experimentalists
device engineers => circuit designers
collaborations of theorists and experimentalists
Research => Education & Training
This impact vector enables knowledge transfer from research to a very different class of users.
Curriculum innovation in structured education (courses at Universities)
Self-study, self-paced learning
Training on specific software technologies or theoretical approaches
Singleton Results => Broad Usage
(a) nanoHUB user map 2016. Red dots=content users. Yellow dots=simulation users. Green dots=authors citing nanoHUB. (b) U.S. enlarged. (c) nanoHUB interactive tool sessions and results.