Excerpt from the Cornell Chronicle:
In a series of rankings of university nanotechnology programs by Small Times, a trade magazine devoted to nanotechnology, Cornell ranked in the top 10 in eight out of nine categories, and in the top five in six categories, leading all universities overall.
Small Times sent questionnaires to 100 universities, and 50 responded. They asked universities to rate their peers and to report data about their own programs. In peer rankings, Cornell was rated second in nanotechnology research, fifth in micro research (a little bit larger scale), fifth in micro commercialization, and sixth in nano commercialization.
In rankings based on self-reporting, Cornell was rated first for nanotechnology commercialization, second for facilities, fourth for nanotechnology research and 10th for industrial outreach.