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August 17, 2023

2023 Workshop on Nanotechnology Infrastructure of the Future Will Be Held September 12-13, 2023

Lynn L. Bergeson Carla N. Hutton

On September 12-13, 2023, the “2023 Workshop on Nanotechnology Infrastructure of the Future” will be held in Washington, D.C., and online. Since the current National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure (NNCI) award cycle ends in 2025, the conference organizers are looking ahead to the future and the next national resource in science and technology infrastructure. Shared facilities, such as those historically supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF), provide researchers a low-barrier entry point to advanced fabrication and characterization resources and provide experiential learning opportunities for the next generation workforce. The conference organizers state that “[t]he recent passing of the CHIPS and Science Act makes this an especially critical juncture for US nanotechnology infrastructure and an opportune time to thoughtfully craft an infrastructure roadmap that advances domestic semiconductor research and manufacturing, as well as cross-discipline research in adjacent fields of science, technology, and engineering.” During the workshop, stakeholders can provide insights and ideas towards shaping this future nanotechnology infrastructure resource. Organizers will use stakeholder input to help develop a public-facing white paper recommending a path forward to U.S. government agencies. The registration deadline is September 1, 2023.