NSF conference explores the latest advances in nanotechnology

December 12, 2003

The National Science Foundation (NSF) invites interested media to the 2003 Nanoscale Science and Engineering Grantees Conference, which will highlight the most recent advances in nanotechnology from the Foundation's interdisciplinary teams, centers and networks.

The conference will run from Tuesday, Dec. 16, through Thursday, Dec. 18, and will be held in room 375 of the main NSF building, which is located at 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA. The complete agenda is available at the conference website: http://www-unix.oit.umass.edu/~nano/. Visitors to the site will also find a series of one-page "Nanotechnology Highlights" that are intended for a non-technical audience. Other NSF research and education activities in this field can be found on the website http://www.nsf.gov/nano

The organizers of the event are:
Mark Tuominen, University of Massachusetts, tuominen@physics.umass.edu
Mike Roco, National Science Foundation, mroco@nsf.gov
Elizabeth Podlaha, Louisiana State University and A&M College, podlaha@che.lsu.edu
James Yardley, Columbia University, jy307@columbia.edu
For more information, or to arrange for a visitor's pass, contact:
M. Mitchell Waldrop mwaldrop@nsf.gov, 703-292-7752 [office], 202-744-1792 [cell]

For directions to NSF see: http://www.nsf.gov/home/visit/visitjump.htm

NSF is an independent federal agency that supports fundamental research and education across all fields of science and engineering, with an annual budget of nearly $5.3 billion. NSF funds reach all 50 states through grants to nearly 2,000 universities and institutions. Each year, NSF receives about 30,000 competitive requests for funding, and makes about 10,000 new funding awards. NSF also awards over $200 million in professional and service contracts yearly.

Receive official NSF news electronically through the e-mail delivery system, NSFnews. To subscribe, send an e-mail message to join-nsfnews@lists.nsf.gov. In the body of the message, type "subscribe nsfnews" and then type your name. (Ex.: "subscribe nsfnews John Smith")

Useful NSF Web Sites:
NSF Home Page: http://www.nsf.gov
News Highlights: http://www.nsf.gov/home/news.html
Newsroom: http://www.nsf.gov/od/lpa/news/media/start.htm
Science Statistics: http://www.nsf.gov/sbe/srs/stats.htm
Awards Searches: http://www.fastlane.nsf.gov/a6/A6Start.htm

National Science Foundation

Related Nanotechnology Articles from Brightsurf:

Hiring antibodies as nanotechnology builders
Researchers at the University of Rome Tor Vergata recruit antibodies as molecular builders to assemble nanoscale structures made of synthetic DNA.

Nanotechnology delivers hepatitis B vaccine
X-ray imaging shows that nanostructured silica acts as a protective vehicle to deliver intact antigen to the intestine so that it can trigger an immune response.

Want in on nanotechnology? Capitalize on collaborative environments
Patent law experts demonstrate that private-public partnerships lead to promising innovation output measured in patents.

Nanotechnology makes it possible for mice to see in infrared
Mice with vision enhanced by nanotechnology were able to see infrared light as well as visible light, reports a study published Feb.

Healing kidneys with nanotechnology
In new research appearing in the journal Nature Biomedical Engineering, Hao Yan and his colleagues at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and in China describe a new method for treating and preventing Acute Kidney Injury.

A treasure trove for nanotechnology experts
A team from EPFL and NCCR Marvel has identified more than 1,000 materials with a particularly interesting 2-D structure.

Nanotechnology could redefine oral surgery
A trip to the dentist or orthodontist usually instills a sense of dread in most patients, and that's before the exam even begins.

MEDLINE indexes Pharmaceutical Nanotechnology
Pharmaceutical Nanotechnology, an important journal published by Benthm Science, is accepted to be included in MEDLINE.

Nanotechnology and nanopore sequencing
DNA is the hereditary material in our cells and contains the instructions for them to live, behave, grow, and develop.

Nanotechnology: Lighting up ultrathin films
Based on a study of the optical properties of novel ultrathin semiconductors, researchers of Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet in Munich have developed a method for rapid and efficient characterization of these materials.

Read More: Nanotechnology News and Nanotechnology Current Events
Brightsurf.com is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.