The Nano Research and Environmental Laboratory (NREF) at Washington University in St. Louis is an open, shared research, and educational environment that brings researchers across disciplines together, particularly in the emerging area of nanomaterials with applications in the energy, environment, and biomedical fields. We are located in Brauer Hall and Whitaker Hall on the Danforth Campus.

Our mission is to be a resource to the scientific and technical community for the advancement of nanoscience and nanotechnology in a safe and environmentally benign manner.