NanoThink is a website where invited researchers can register for a unique NanoThink ID. At this site, users can update their profile information, build their research sample and choose to make their profile public. Then, both registered and non-registered users can browse the Researcher Registry to view profiles and find potential collaborators. Users can also look for research samples.
A ResearcherID number is a unique identifier that consists of alphanumeric characters. Each number contains the year you registered.

Searching the Registry

You can search the registry or research sample by entering the NanoThink ID you are interested in, or by searching by last name and first initial combination, keywords, institution, or country. Alternatively, there are several visual search features that you can use to launch a search:

  • Normal Search
  • Advanced Search
  • Top Keywords: Displays the 50 most frequently occurring keywords

Keywords are entered by the researchers who are registered on our platform when they upload their research samples.


Currently, you can register from the homepage. Otherwise, you can request an invitation.
You can take advantage of the ability to build your own custom profile and upload your current research sample. Once registered, you will be provided with the tools to build your research sample list to seek for cooperation. You will then be able to gain quotations for your research sample from all the other users.
No, the invitation you have received is only for the intended recipient. Your colleague must have an invitation sent directly from the NanoThink system to their email address. They can request an invitation by clicking the "Register" link at the bottom of any page. Or, you can invite them by logging into NanoThink and using the Refer-a-Colleague feature.
Most fields on the registration page support the Unicode (UTF-8) character set.
When you register, there are some items on the registration page that will be public by default, including your first name, last name, institution, role, and other names. Your mailing address and email will be private. You can change these settings once you have logged into your account.
Non-registered users can search the registry and view public profiles.

Accessing Your Account

You can login to your account by using the link in your email confirmation or by clicking on the login link at the top of every page.
Click the Forgot Password link on the Login page. Then follow the instructions to reset your password.
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Updating Your Profile

Once you have logged in, you will be taken directly to your profile. By clicking on the "Manage My Profile" button, you will be able to update/edit your information.
Yes. You can add information about yourself including your subject area, keywords associated with your research, a description about yourself, ResearcherID, urls for your website or blog, as well as joint affiliation information and past institution history. To access the "Manage My Profile" page, log in and click the "Manage Profile" button at the top of your profile page.

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