Challenges for Sustaining Leadership in Nanotechnology in the U.S.

Morse, Jeffrey. National Nanomanfuacturing Network. (2010) Challenges for Sustaining Leadership in Nanotechnology in the U.S. NNN Newsletter, 3 (8).

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Abstract

the NNI investment has met its intended goals and objectives, including U.S. leadership in fundamental research in nanotechnology and economic impact in the form of job creation and establishment of new industries. While the latter is difficult to assess directly since many nanotechnology related jobs exist within established industries that have naturally evolved into nanotechnology R&D, conservative estimates of 160,000 U.S. jobs that support the manufacturing of nano-enabled products is a major step towards the 800,000 workers projected for nanotechnology by 2015. In part, the economic downturn has had an impact on growth over the past 2 years with reduced demand for nanomaterials and nano-intermediates, slower adoption of technology and nanomanufacturing platforms, and decreased market projections resulting in small firms going out of business and state and regional initiatives stalling. In the midst of this less than rosy outlook there remains optimism in the ability of the U.S. to correct the course from which nanomanufacturing will be well positioned to lead the way for future economic growth. Also: Quantum Dots Precisely Placed by Controlled Flow; Massachusetts Issues Nano-EHS Guidance Document; and NanoBusiness Alliance Interview with David Arthur.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: NNI, SouthWest NanoTechnologies Inc., electro-osmotic flow, quantum dots,
InterNano Taxonomy: Nanoscale Objects and Nanostructured Materials > Nanoparticles
Environment, Health, and Safety
Collections: National Nanomanufacturing Network Archive > NNN Newsletters
Depositing User: Rebecca Reznik-Zellen
Date Deposited: 10 Mar 2011 16:39
Last Modified: 10 Mar 2011 16:39
URI: http://eprints.internano.org/id/eprint/571

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