Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies

Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies

Founded in 2002, the Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies (ISN) is a three-member team designed to leverage the unique capabilities of the US Army, industry, and MIT. The ISN mission is to dramatically improve the survivability of the Soldier by working at and extending the frontiers of nanotechnology through fundamental research and transitioning with our Army and industry partners. This mission includes not only decreasing the weight that soldiers carry but also improving blast and ballistic protection, creating new methods of detecting and detoxifying chemical and biological threats, and providing physiological monitoring and automated medical intervention. The ultimate goal is to help the Army create an integrated system of nanotechnologies for Soldier protection.