The NSF Nanoscale Science and Engineering (NSE) grantee conference highlights the research and education activities of ongoing NSE grant projects. Roundtable discussions promote new interdisciplinary partnerships and identify future directions for research, education, networking, business interactions, environmental health and safety, and societal impact. These interactions help to advance the goals of NSF (www.nsf.gov/nano), the U.S. National Nanotechnology Initiative (www.nano.gov), and the 21st Century Nanotechnology Research and Development Act.
The fourth wave of grants from the NSF NSE program were awarded in 2005 (NSF 04-043) including three new Nanoscale Science and Engineering Centers (NSEC) grand and 50 Nanoscale Interdisciplinary Research Team (NIRT) grants. These grantees make presentations to the NSE research community in the second year of their grants at the 2006 NSE grantees conference. These teams are joined by researchers from the National Nanofabrication Infrastructure Network (NNIN), the Network for Computational Nanotechnology (NCN) and other major NSE centers and networks. This proceedings book contains research project overviews and nanotechnology highlights describing some of the latest research and educational advancements in Nanoscale Science and Engineering.
The last day of the conference provides an opportunity for broader networking with the nanotechnology projects and programs of other federal agencies including NASA, DOD, DOE, NIH and NIST.
Darrell Velegol, Penn State University, firstname.lastname@example.org
Mike Roco, National Science Foundation, email@example.com
Mark Tuominen, University of Massachusetts, firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information:
NSF NSE Conference website: www.nseresearch.org
(Full-color versions of the documents in this booklet are available at this website)
National Nanotechnology Initiative website: www.nano.gov
National Science Foundation Nano website: www.nsf.gov/nano