PINSE is the epicenter for nanoscience studies at the University of Pittsburgh.  In the future, we plan to expand our curriculum capabilities to allow more students access to the field and research opportunities. Offering a certification program for nanoscience and engineering is being planned.  Studies in nanoscience take place within several departments at the University of Pittsburgh. 

Department List


Cell Biology

Chemical and Petroleum Engineering


Civil and Environmental Engineering

Computational & Systems Biology

Structural Biology

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Industrial Engineering

Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

Physics and Astronomy