About the NSF Nanoscale Science and Engineering Grantees Conference
December 16-18, 2003

The NSF Nanoscale Science and Engineering (NSE) grantee conference highlights the ongoing research and education activities of NSE grant projects. Roundtable discussions promote new interdisciplinary partnerships and identify future research directions. These interactions help to advance the goals of the U.S. National Nanotechnology Initiative (www.nano.gov).

The second wave of grants from the NSF NSE program were awarded in 2002 (NSF 01-157) including over 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 2003 NSE grantees conference. The teams are joined by researchers from the 8 Nanoscale Science and Engineering Centers (NSECs), the National Nanofabrication Users Network (NNUN), the Network for Computational Nanotechnology (NCN), 2001 NIRTs (NSF 00-119) and 2003 NIRTs (NSF 02-148), and other projects. This proceedings book contains research project overviews and nanotechnology highlights describing some of the latest research and educational advancements in Nanoscale Science and Engineering.

Conference Organizers:
• Mark Tuominen, University of Massachusetts,
• Mike Roco, National Science Foundation,
• Elizabeth Podlaha, Louisiana State University and A & M College,
• James Yardley, Columbia University,

For more information:
National Nanotechnology Initiative website: www.nano.gov
National Science Foundation Nano website: www.nsf.gov/nano

Sponsored by the
National Science Foundation