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April 12th, 2007

The future of nanotechnology

Abstract:
Mihail Roco, the National Science Foundation's senior advisor for nanotechnology and key architect of the National Nanotechnology Initiative, visited Rice's Center for Biological and Environmental Nanotechnology (CBEN) this spring for a three-day conference on nanotechnology- enabled water treatment. During his visit, Roco discussed the conference, CBEN and the future of U.S. nanotechnology with Rice News' Science Editor Jade Boyd. Here is the transcript of the interview:
Q: Tell me about this meeting. What have you learned here?
Mihail Roco, the National Science Foundation's senior advisor for nanotechnology and key architect of the National Nanotechnology Initiative, visited Rice's Center for Biological and Environmental Nanotechnology (CBEN) this spring for a three-day conference on nanotechnology-enabled water treatment. A: This meeting is on a relatively less-explored topic in nanotechnology: how to use new developments in water filtration. This is a topic of significant interest to the public at large and there are many stakeholders. That said, the developments in this area are not as fully developed as advances in areas like electronics, materials science and pharmaceuticals, so we have to make a sustained effort to bring the production of nanotechnology in water filtration to the same level as that of ot

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