Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors

Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button

Home > Press > Nanotech Development in Cuba Strategic

Abstract:
The science of nanotechnology has a strategic importance for the development of Cuban science, according to the rector of the University of Havana, Rubén Zardoya.

The importance of that sector for the island is collected in the resolution for the creation of the School of Nanotechnology of the University of Havana (NanoUH).

Nanotech Development in Cuba Strategic

Havana, Cuba | Posted on February 11th, 2009

Doctor Ernesto Estevez, General Coordinator of the School, said that in the University, basic investigations are carried out and applied in areas like health, energy and environment.

The different centers of the University and other institutions carry out a multidisciplinary work that has given good fruits, Zardoya said.

Among them there are the capsulation of magnetic particles in the Center of Biomaterials, the structure of layers of low dimension and the insoles of nanometric growth, achieved by the Faculty of Physics, he mentioned.

The Faculty of Chemistry has created functional nanoparticules, selective electrodes biosensors selective and the capsulation of proteins, among other advances.

Cuba has published more than 200 works on nanotechnology, of which 105 have Cubans as their first authors.

Of those studies, 87 are coming from the Ministry of Higher Education and 70 belong to the University of Havana.

The Ibero-American Observatory of Science and Technology recognizes Cuba in the 6th place in production of scientific articles, which is the indicator of a country in the generation of knowledge, Estevez stated.

He also expressed that Cuba is a sui generis case in the Third World for its capacity of formation of human resources. "The countries of the Third World present financial limitations to have experimental capacity, besides problems in the formation of human resources", he told to Prensa Latina.

A nano is equal to a millionth part of a millimeter, that is why it is not at first sight observable.

####

For more information, please click here

Copyright © Prensa Latina

If you have a comment, please Contact us.

Issuers of news releases, not 7th Wave, Inc. or Nanotechnology Now, are solely responsible for the accuracy of the content.

Bookmark:
Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related News Press

News and information

GLOBALFOUNDRIES and Soitec Enter Into Long-term Supply Agreement on FD-SOI Wafers: Strategic milestone to help guarantee a secure, high-volume supply of FD-SOI technology September 20th, 2017

GLOBALFOUNDRIES Announces Availability of mmWave and RF/Analog on Leading FDX™ FD-SOI Technology Platform: Technology solution delivers ‘connected intelligence’ to next generation high-volume wireless and IoT applications with lower power and significantly reduced cost September 20th, 2017

GLOBALFOUNDRIES Announces Availability of Embedded MRAM on Leading 22FDX® FD-SOI Platform: Advanced embedded non-volatile memory solution delivers ‘connected intelligence’ by expanding SoC capabilities on the 22nm process node September 20th, 2017

Copper catalyst yields high efficiency CO2-to-fuels conversion: Berkeley Lab scientists discover critical role of nanoparticle transformation September 20th, 2017

Academic/Education

Two Scientists Receive Grants to Develop New Materials: Chad Mirkin and Monica Olvera de la Cruz recognized by Sherman Fairchild Foundation August 16th, 2017

Moving at the Speed of Light: University of Arizona selected for high-impact, industrial demonstration of new integrated photonic cryogenic datalink for focal plane arrays: Program is major milestone for AIM Photonics August 10th, 2017

Graduate Students from Across the Country Attend Hands-on NanoCamp: Prominent scientists Warren Oliver, Ph.D., and George Pharr, Ph.D., presented a weeklong NanoCamp for hand-picked graduate students across the United States July 26th, 2017

The Physics Department of Imperial College, London, uses the Quorum Q150T to deposit metals and ITO to make plasmonic sensors and electric contact pads July 13th, 2017

Announcements

GLOBALFOUNDRIES Delivers 8SW RF SOI Technology for Next-Generation Mobile and 5G Applications: Advanced 8SW 300mm SOI technology enables cost-effective, high-performance RF front-end modules for 4G LTE mobile and sub-6GHz 5G applications September 20th, 2017

GLOBALFOUNDRIES Unveils Vision and Roadmap for Next-Generation 5G Applications: Technology platforms are uniquely positioned to enable a new era of ‘connected intelligence’ with the transition to 5G September 20th, 2017

GLOBALFOUNDRIES Delivers Custom 14nm FinFET Technology for IBM Systems: Jointly developed 14HP process is world’s only technology that leverages both FinFET and SOI September 20th, 2017

GLOBALFOUNDRIES Introduces New 12nm FinFET Technology for High-Performance Applications September 20th, 2017

NanoNews-Digest
The latest news from around the world, FREE



  Premium Products
NanoNews-Custom
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
NanoTech-Transfer
University Technology Transfer & Patents
 Learn More
NanoStrategies
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More











ASP
Nanotechnology Now Featured Books




NNN

The Hunger Project