Haydn Wadley, University of Virginia and Edgar Starke Professor of materials science and engineering and vice-chair of a National Academies’ congressionally mandated review of the Nation’s Nanotechnology Initiative, invites you to learn about their findings during a Zoom webinar on June 9, from 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. ET.
During the webinar, Wadley and his study committee members will discuss their recent report, “A Quadrennial Review of the National Nanotechnology Initiative: Nanoscience, Applications, and Commercialization.” You can download the report from National Academies Press at https://bit.ly/36HGC2H.
The report highlights something that we all care about—challenges to national standing in this vital technology arena. The study shows that China has transformed its nanotechnology national program from worst to best in about 20 years, measured by number of individuals trained, papers published, patents issued and construction of major research facilities. The United States is now second and faces new hurdles in maintaining a student pipeline to enable the re-emergence of nanotechnology work.
Topics for discussion include U.S. nanotechnology programs’ performance compared to those in other nations, whether coordination under the NNI should continue, and how to improve the NNI’s research and development strategy. Speakers will also take questions from the viewing audience.
Register to join the webinar through EventBrite at http://nni.eventbrite.com.
Visit the NAS website to learn more about the study: https://bit.ly/2XHA1S1