NSEF provides a forum for communication and networking among engineers and scientists who share interests in research and technology development at the atomic, molecular or macromolecular levels. This also includes chemical, biological, and materials processes and products. This division coordinates and sponsors relevant programming, including crosscutting and special-initiative technical sessions and conferences. This promotes the exchange of ideas, concepts, know-how, and experiences in nanotechnology. Further, the NSEF encourages educators at all levels, particularly in chemical engineering, to integrate concepts of nanoscale sciences and engineering in their curriculum.
NSEF was formed in 2003 according to its bylaws. The mission of the Nanoscale Science and Engineering Forum (NSEF) is to promote the application of chemical engineering principles to the advancement of nanoscale science and engineering. This mission is accomplished by: