Federal Government Policy Principles on Nanotechnology: Balancing Regulation and Oversight with Commercialization to Realize Full Potential

Morse, Jeffrey. National Nanomanufacturing Network. (2011) Federal Government Policy Principles on Nanotechnology: Balancing Regulation and Oversight with Commercialization to Realize Full Potential. NNN Newsletter, 4 (7).

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Abstract

As the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation considers a reauthorization of the National Nanotechnology Initiative, the Space and Science Subcommittee convened a hearing this month to examine the potential of nanotechnology. With Senator John D. Rockefeller IV (D-WV) chairing the hearing, expert testimony was provided by a panel that included Dr. Chad Mirkin, Director, International Institute for Nanotechnology, Northwestern University, Member of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST); Dr. Charles Romine, Acting Associate Director, Laboratory Programs, and Principal Deputy, Office of the Director, National Institute of Standards and Technology; Dr. Diandra Leslie-Pelecky, Director, West Virginia Nano Initiative, Professor of Physics, West Virginia University; Dr. Thomas O'Neal, Associate Vice President for Research and Commercialization, University of Central Florida Executive Director, University of Central Florida Business Incubation Program; and Dr. George McLendon, Howard R. Hughes Provost and Professor of Chemistry, Rice University. The panel of experts provided testimony on topics such as federal initiatives to coordinate research investments, barriers to commercialization, possible environmental and health risks, and steps the federal government can take to improve the return on federal nanotechnology investments. Also included: NIST Seeks Comments on Structure for Proposed Advanced Manufacturing Technology Consortia, National Nanotechnology Initiative nanoEHS Workshop Series Reports Now Available, and Nanomechanics: New Test Measures Key Properties of Polymer Thin Films and Membranes, and NanoBusiness Alliance Interview - Michael R. Knapp

Item Type: Article
InterNano Taxonomy: Social and Economic Impacts > Policy and Regulation
Nanoscale Objects and Nanostructured Materials > Nanocomposites > Thin films
Environment, Health, and Safety
Collections: National Nanomanufacturing Network Archive > NNN Newsletters
Depositing User: Jessica Adamick
Date Deposited: 03 Jan 2012 18:38
Last Modified: 15 May 2013 17:42
URI: http://eprints.internano.org/id/eprint/1704

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