Nanotechnology: What is it? What are the opportunities?

Originally delivered Mar 11, 2008
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Nanotechnology deals with the creation of materials, devices and systems through the manipulation of nanoscale matter, and takes advantage of novel and interesting properties that may arise. This is a broad technology that is expected to impact every aspect of the economic spectrum including electronics and computing, communications, health and medicine, energy, the environment, transportation, materials and manufacturing, and national security. This webinar, cosponsored by the Nanoscale Science Engineering Forum (NSEF), will provide an overview of nanotechnology, citing examples in several of the aforementioned sectors, and discuss nanotechnology opportunities for the chemical engineering community.


Meyya Meyyappan

Meyya Meyyappan is Chief Scientist for Exploration Technology at the Center for Nanotechnology, NASA Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, CA.  Until June 2006, he served as the Director of the Center for Nanotechnology as well as Senior Scientist.   He is a founding member of the Interagency Working Group on Nanotechnology(IWGN) established by the Office of Science and Technology Policy(OSTP).  The IWGN is responsible for putting together the National Nanotechnology Initiative.

Dr. Meyyappan has authored or co-authored over 190 articles in peer reviewed journals and made over 200...Read more

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