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February 28, 2019

NNCO Celebrates NNI’s 15th Anniversary

Lynn L. Bergeson Carla N. Hutton

The National Nanotechnology Coordination Office (NNCO) announced on February 28, 2019, that it is planning a number of activities to celebrate the 15-year anniversary of the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI).  Upcoming events will include:

  • Special anniversary episodes of “Stories from the NNI” podcast series. Experts from academia, government, and industry share their perspectives on key research and development advances in nanotechnology.  They also discuss how the NNI has changed the nanotechnology landscape.  The most recent episode features Dr. Lisa Friedersdorf, NNCO Director, and Professor Pedro Alvarez, Rice University, discussing the use of nanotechnology in water applications, as well as Pedro’s thoughts on the NNI’s contributions during the past 15 years.  The episode is available on a variety of podcast platforms;
  • Plenary keynote panel at Nanotech 2019, part of TechConnect World Innovation Conference & ExpoJune 17-19, 2019, in Boston, Massachusetts. This panel will engage prominent experts to highlight recent nanotechnology advances, and perhaps more importantly, the future opportunities, challenges, and societal impact nanoscience and technology has in store; and
  • The NNI at 15: A Stakeholder Workshop on the Past, Present, and Future of the NNI, August 1-2, 2019, in Washington, D.C.