New Podcast Episode Available on “All Things Nano with Lisa E. Friedersdorf, Ph.D.”
In the August 15, 2019, episode of Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.’s (B&C®’s) All Things Chemical™ Podcast, “All Things Nano with Lisa E. Friedersdorf, Ph.D.,” Lynn L. Bergeson sat down with Dr. Friedersdorf, the Director of the National Nanotechnology Coordination Office (NNCO), to discuss all things nano. In their conversation, Dr. Friedersdorf breaks down the central goals and challenges of the National Nano Initiative (NNI), a governmental program designed to facilitate research and development in nanotechnology, educate people about nanotechnology, and ensure the responsible development of nano by understanding nano’s potential environmental, safety, and health implications. Dr. Friedersdorf explains how her work at NNCO helps direct and ensure that the many, many billions of dollars of funding available for nanotechnology applications and implications are allocated in ways that are efficient and invite the greatest return on investment and coordinated with other international nano initiatives. They also discussed some of the wonderfully surprising and unique applications for nanotechnology, as well as potential future applications of the technology for the field of agricultural and chemical production.