Several of these areas tend to overlap, so some of the projects may be relevant to more than one of them. Nanotechnology and nanoscience is to a large extent of fundamental nature. However, the potential for future applications is large. NTNU NanoLab aims to be a promoter in the process of establishing new industrial initiatives in Norway.
Our research focuses on a broad field of nanostructured materials: eg. metal- and ceramic based materials, polymers, hybrid materials, nanocomposites, carbon nanostructured and soft and cellular biomaterials.
Several directions of research within nanoelectronics, nanophotonics and nanomagnetism take place at NTNU, and several groups are engaged in this field.
Bionanotechnology comprises nanotechnology which makes use of biological materials indirectly as a source of inspiration or directly in fabrication of new materials. In addition, bionanotechnology covers development of nanoscale systems for interaction with biological systems.
Nanotechnology is foreseen to play an important role in the development of new, efficient methods for eg H2 storage, CO2 capture and energy convertion.