Representatives Price and Eshoo visit ASSIST on June 17, 2016
ASSIST Active – Join in!
Join your colleagues for planned or spontaneous outdoor activities! Past activities include bike rides, hikes, ice skating, and casual afternoon strolls around campus.
President Spellings Visits ASSIST Research Center
Standards for Wearable Technology & Textile Electronics
Join ASSIST on March 8th and 9th to identify resources and policies for the testing and design of wearable devices. The primary goal of the workshop is to report on the state of the technology and identify the research needs of academics and industry to develop unified standards and regulatory procedures that are accepted across disciplines.
Product Innovation Lab Product Showcase
Student teams impressed local entrepreneurs at HQ Raleigh. Several teams are considering start up formation in the Spring.
Center Director Dr. Veena Misra speaks with Dr. France Cordova of NSF

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ASSIST Renewal Celebration-Year 7

This is how we celebrated! A special thank you to the College of Textile’s Dean, Louis Martin-Vega for hosting this event.   The NSF Nanosystem Engineering Research Center (NERC) announces a 5-year renewal
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Wearable Device Challenge Winners

The Wearable Device Challenge was held on April 17th, 2018 at the Talley Student Union at NC State University. This event is one of the most popular competitions, from our ASSIST Education Outreach
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Recognizing Paula Hammond

In celebration of Black History Month, ASSIST would like to highlight Paula Hammond as a significant figure in the advancement of nanotechnology. She has won numerous awards in her field winning professional attention
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About Assist

Monteith Research Center at North Carolina State University

The National Science Foundation
The NSF Nanosystems Engineering Research Center (NERC) for Advanced Self-Powered Systems of Integrated Sensors and Technologies (ASSIST) develops and employs nano-enabled energy harvesting, energy storage, nanodevices and sensors to create innovative battery-free, body-powered, and wearable health monitoring systems.


We envision a paradigm shift in health informatics enabled by wearable nanotechnologies that monitor individual health parameters and environmental exposures. Long-term sensing will enable patients, doctors, and scientists to make direct correlations between health and environmental toxins leading to chronic disease prediction, management and treatment. ASSIST advances will accelerate environmental health research and clinical trials as well as inform environmental policy.


Use nanotechnology to improve global health by enabling correlation between personal health and personal environment and by empowering patients and doctors to manage wellness and improve quality of life.