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UC Santa Barbara’s Center for Nanotechnology in Society CNS-UCSB hosts sponsors a diverse group of established and emerging scholars, scientists, policymakers, and social researchers. CNS researchers work together in cross-disciplinary teams to explore the social implications of nanotechnologies from multiple perspectives.. UCSB-based participants include faculty, post-docs, graduate students and undergraduates. The national advisory board and external colleagues include U.S. and internationally-based researchers from other academic institutions, government, non-profit organizations, and the private sector. The internship program draws from a pool of talented community college students.CNS researchers work together in cross-disciplinary teams to explore the social implications of nanotechnologies from multiple perspectives.
Current and past research by CNS’ three Interdisciplinary Research Groups (IRGs) and Cross-Interdisciplinary Research Group Projects (X-IRGs) are described on the research pages.
Descriptions of current and former CNS participants can be found under the tabs on the left. Academic disciplines represented by CNS researchers include:
Chicana and Chicano Studies
East Asian Languages and Cultures
Engineering (Chemical, Electrical, Mechanical)
Environmental Science and Management
Media Arts and Technology
Science and Technology Studies