About the NSF Nanoscale Science and Engineering Grantees Conference

December 12-15, 2005


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 2004 (NSF 03-043) including six new Nanoscale Science and Engineering Centers (NSEC) grand and 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 2005 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, and NIST.



Conference Organizers:

JoAnn Slama Lighty, University of Utah, jlighty@coe.utah.edu

Mike Roco, National Science Foundation, mroco@nsf.gov

Mark Tuominen, University of Massachusetts, tuominen@physics.umass.edu

Xiang Zhang, UC Berkeley, xiang@berkeley.edu



For more information:

NSF NSE Conference website:                                   www.nseresearch.org  

National Nanotechnology Initiative website:                www.nano.gov

National Science Foundation Nano website:               www.nsf.gov/nano


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