Citing the CNS

The Center for Nanoscale Systems (CNS) and the National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network (NNIN) should be acknowledged in any publication resulting from work done in whole or in part using CNS facilities, staff or other resources. This is an important aspect of CNS's participation in the NNIN. The National Science Foundation is interested in the results of the good work being done using NNIN facilities. Ultimately, the author(s) of the paper can word the acknowledgement as they choose, but below is the recommended acknowledgement, particularly for peer-reviewed journal publications:

This work was performed in part at the Center for Nanoscale Systems (CNS), a member of the National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure Network (NNCI), which is supported by the National Science Foundation under NSF award no. 1541959. CNS is part of Harvard University.

For presentations and posters, just listing the Center for Nanoscale Systems (CNS) is necessary. However, if the NNIN and NSF can be included without causing space issues, that would be preferred.

If you wish to use a CNS logo on your presentation or poster, please email us at Simply state what the logo will be used on and how it will be used.