Keynote Address: Nanotechnology Tomorrow
03 Jul 2014 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Mihail "Mike" Roco
Mike Roco is the Senior Advisor for Nanotechnology at the National Science Foundation and founding chair of the U.S. National Science and Technology Council’s subcommittee on Nanoscale Science, Engineering and Technology (NSET). Prior to joining the National Science Foundation, he was a professor of mechanical and chemical engineering. Dr. Roco is credited with thirteen inventions, and contributed over two hundred articles and twenty books on multiphase systems, computer simulations, laser measurements, nanoparticles and nanosystems, and trends in emerging technologies. Recent books included “Convergence of Knowledge, Technology and Society”, “Nanotechnology Research Directions for Societal Needs in 2020”, “ Mapping Nanotechnology Knowledge and Innovation”, and “Managing Nano-Bio-Info-Cognition Innovations”. He proposed the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) on March 11, 1999, at the White House, and is a key architect of the NNI. Dr. Roco is Correspondent Member of the Swiss Academy of Engineering Sciences, Honorary Member of the Romanian Academy, a Fellow of the ASME, a Fellow of the Institute of Physics, and a Fellow of the AIChE. He was elected as the Engineer of the Year by the U.S. National Society of Professional Engineers and NSF in 1999 and again in 2004. Dr. Roco is editor-in-chief for the Journal of Nanoparticle Research, and has been a member of international research councils including the International Risk Governance Council in Geneva. He was awarded the National Materials Advancement Award from the Federation of Materials Societies in 2007 “as the individual most responsible for support and investment in nanotechnology by government, industry, and academia worldwide”.
Network for Computational Nanotechnology
Illinois CNST Annual Nanotechnology Workshop 2010
10 Feb 2011 | Workshops | Contributor(s): Rashid Bashir, Mihail "Mike" Roco, Jimmy K. Hsia
The annual workshop is regional in scope and will cover a broad range of nanoscience and nanotechnology topics including bionanotechnology and nanomedicine, with faculty presentations, panel discussions, and student poster sessions.
The CNST workshop is co-sponsored by the Micro and Nanotechnology Laboratory (MNTL), the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA), Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, the Frederick Seitz Materials Research Laboratory, the Coordinated …
Illinois CNST Annual Nanotechnology Workshop 2010 Lecture 2: Current Progress and Future Opportunities in Nanotechnology
10 Feb 2011 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Mihail "Mike" Roco
Possibilities for Future Nanotechnology Development
15 Nov 2007 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Mihail "Mike" Roco
Nanoscience and nanotechnology have opened an era of integration of fundamental research and engineering from the atomic and molecular levels, increased technological innovation, and an enabling base for improving human health and cognitive abilities in long term. The rudimentary capabilities of nanotechnology today are envisioned to evolve in four overlapping generations of new nanotechnology products: passive nanostructures, active nanostructures, systems of nanosystems, and molecular nanosystems. Besides advanced materials, electronics and pharmaceuticals, new possibilities are envisioned in nanomedicine, energy and water supply, food and agriculture, realistic simulations at the nanoscale, molecular nanosystems, and improving human potential. This lecture briefly explores scientific and technological frontiers of nanotechnology in the next decade. Examples of R&D challenges and nanotechnology development possibilities are tools for measurement and manipulation of matter with atomic precision, time resolution of chemical reactions, and for domains of engineering relevance; and a new body of manufacturing knowledge to support the advances in nano and micro science and engineering, including knowledge necessary for design, fabrication and assembly. Large systems with nanoscale components and emerging behavior using new architectures may yield new categories of products.
The balance between the promised benefits and measures to address possible undesirable effects is discussed. The general risks associated with nanotechnology applications and the deficits of the risk governance process today also will be presented, concluding with possible approaches for global nanotechnology governance.
From Vision to Reality: The NNI at Five Years
11 Apr 2006 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Mihail "Mike" Roco
Science and engineering are at the heart of the human endeavor leading to a "knowledge society." They also are the primary drivers of global technological competition. The newest key player in this science and technology arena is nanotechnology, the ability to organize individual atoms and molecules in both natural and man-made systems. It is on the nanoscale, in fact, where the fundamental properties and functions of all systems emerge and may be changed. With its ability to control matter on this fundamental level, nanotechnology has the potential to transform society by advancing our understanding of nature, enhancing industrial productivity and medical care, and expanding the limits of sustainable economic growth.