nanoHUB.org: The Premier Community for Computational Nanotechnology Research, Education, and Collaboration
Gerhard Klimeck, Krishna Madhavan, Alejandro Strachan, Lynn Zentner, Michael Zentner
Network for Computational Nanotechnology, Purdue University
Abstract: nanoHUB.org is the premier place for computational nanotechnology research, education, and collaboration. Our site hosts a rapidly growing collection of simulation tools for nanoscale phenomena that run in the cloud and are accessible through a web browser. In addition to simulations, nanoHUB provides online presentations, cutting-edge nanoHUB-U and edX short courses, self paced courses, teaching materials, and more. These resources help users learn about our simulation tools and about nanotechnology in general. With world-wide annual users exceeding 1.4 million and an actively supported infrastructure, nanoHUB is well-suited to host the educational, training, and outreach materials created by the nanotechnology community, providing easy accessibility in a service-oriented environment.
Operated by the Network for Computational Nanotechnology (NCN), nanoHUB.org is an open access science gateway site dedicated to facilitating the sharing and dissemination of research and scientific knowledge in nanotechnology and related fields from the generating research teams to the greater scientific community. Our vision is to accelerate innovation through user-centric science & engineering. Our mission is to make science & engineering products usable, discoverable, reproducible and easy to create for learners, educators, researchers and business professionals.
Authors of content published on nanoHUB.org represent a broad and growing cross-section of the nanotechnology community. Their work impacts industry, education, and governmental organizations around the world. nanoHUB makes public detailed usage analysis for the site with a degree of transparency uncommon among other sites. nanoHUB content has been cited over 2151 times in the scientific literature. With over 30,000 secondary citations, nanoHUB has an h-index of 82.
Our site offers researchers a venue to explore, collaborate, and publish content. Much of these collaborative efforts occur via workspaces, user groups, and projects. Uncertainty Quantification (UQ) is available for many nanoHUB tools, and adds powerful analytical and predictive capabilities for researchers. Join us by publishing your nanotechnology-related seminars, courses or simulation tools on nanoHUB.