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February 22, 2019

White House OSTP’s Science and Technology Highlights Include Advances in Nanotechnology

Lynn L. Bergeson Carla N. Hutton

On February 21, 2019, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) posted a report entitled Science & Technology Highlights in the Second Year of the Trump Administration.  The report highlights science and technology achievements, including the following under “R&D Fundamentals”:

Supporting and celebrating key advances in nanotechnology.  In December, OSTP’s National Nanotechnology Coordination Office celebrated the 15-year anniversary of the establishment of nanotechnology as a national initiative by President George W. Bush.  The Office launched a series of podcasts with experts from academia, government, and industry to highlight key advances in nanotechnology catalyzed by the National Nanotechnology Initiative and how nanotechnology will enable breakthroughs and applications of the future.  In 2018, the Administration invested approximately $1.4 billion of Federal R&D in nanotechnology, advancing knowledge and providing new capabilities to a wide range of existing and emerging technologies.