Center for Nanotechnology in Society

The Center for Nanotechnology in Society at ASU (CNS-ASU) is the largest center for research, education and outreach on the societal aspects of nanotechnology in the world.

CNS-ASU develops programs that integrate academic and societal concerns in order to better understand how to govern new technologies, from their birth in the laboratory to their entrance into the mainstream.

CNS-ASU's mission is to:

  • Research the societal implications of nanotechnology and emerging technologies.
  • Train an interdisciplinary community of scholars with new insights into the societal dimensions of emerging technologies.
  • Engage the public, policy-makers, business leaders and researchers in dialogues about the goals and implications of emerging technologies.
  • Partner with cutting-edge laboratories to cultivate greater reflexiveness in research, development, education and policy.