Jack Solomon Praxair retired

The NNI-Chemical Industry Consultative Board for Advancing Nanotechnology (CBAN) formed in March 2004 to promote collaborative industry-government R& D. CBAN has produced the Nanomaterials by Design Roadmap and established several working groups. One working group composed of representatives from industry, academia, and federal agencies focuses on the R& D needed to evaluate environmental, health, and safety (EHS) issues, especially by companies that want to commercialize nanotechnology....

Investment in Centers and Networks for Multidisciplinary Nanoscale RD

The committee believes that a critically important impact of the NNI has been the focused investment by the NNI-participating agencies in the establishment and development of multidisciplinary research and education centers devoted to nano-science and nanotechnology. Many such centers are designated as user facilities available to researchers from academia and the private sector, and to scientists at the national laboratories. Featuring physical facilities, equipment, instrumentation, technical...

Ethical And Social Issues

Although they were not a central issue for its deliberations, the committee recognized that addressing ethical and societal concerns pertaining to the emergence of nanotechnology will be an important part of responsible development. Currently, ethical considerations specific to nanotechnology have not come into focus, yet the concerns were articulated by experts in bioethics and engineering ethics and others92-94 at the workshops held during this study see Appendix D for examples . Although...

Lori Perine American Forest and Paper Association

The U.S. forest products industry which accounts for 7 percent of the U.S. manufacturing base and employs 1.3 million people is a relative newcomer to nanotechnology. However, the industry is now aiming to use existing and emerging nanotechnology to improve today's products and processes, while also exploiting the nanoscale properties of cellulose fibrils to create new materials and products. In fact, nanotechnology promises to remake the industry by bolstering its financial performance while...