Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors





Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button


android tablet pc

Home > Press > Rice chemist to testify on nanotechnology at congressional hearing

Abstract:
Rice University chemist James Tour is scheduled to testify on Capitol Hill this week about the role the federal government can play to incentivize the commercialization of nanotechnology to the market. As Congress wrestles with cutting government spending, he will address the importance of continued federal investment in research.

Rice chemist to testify on nanotechnology at congressional hearing

Houston, TX | Posted on April 11th, 2011

Tour, one of the top 10 chemists of the decade in a 2009 study by Times Higher Education and winner of the Feynman Prize in Experimental Nanotechnology in 2008, will speak to the congressional subcommittee on research and science education April 14 in a hearing titled "Nanotechnology: Oversight of the National Nanotechnology Initiative and Priorities for the Future." The hearing will take place at 2 p.m. EDT in room 2318 of the Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, D.C.

Who: James Tour, Rice's T.T. and W.F. Chao Chair in Chemistry, professor of mechanical engineering and materials science, and professor of computer science.

What: The committee is reviewing the nation's multiagency nanotechnology portfolio
to ensure U.S. leadership and to discuss research and budget priorities for the future. Tour will discuss the importance of federal funding of research, the areas of science that present the greatest opportunities for breakthroughs and what industries are most likely affected, along with other topics.

When: 2 p.m. EDT April 14.

Where: Room 2318, Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, D.C.

Members of the news media who wish to speak to Tour prior to or after his testimony should contact David Ruth, Rice University director of national media relations, at or 713-348-6327.

####

About Rice University
Located on a 285-acre forested campus in Houston, Rice University is consistently ranked among the nation's top 20 universities by U.S. News & World Report. Rice has highly respected schools of Architecture, Business, Continuing Studies, Engineering, Humanities, Music, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences and is known for its "unconventional wisdom." With 3,485 undergraduates and 2,275 graduate students, Rice's undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio is less than 6-to-1. Its residential college system builds close-knit communities and lifelong friendships, just one reason why Rice has been ranked No. 1 for best quality of life multiple times by the Princeton Review and No. 4 for "best value" among private universities by Kiplinger's Personal Finance. To read "What they're saying about Rice," go to futureowls.rice.edu/images/futureowls/Rice_Brag_Sheet.pdf.

For more information, please click here

Contacts:
David Ruth
Director of National Media Relations

Office of Public Affairs
Rice University
MS 300
Allen Center, Suite 200, 6100 S. Main
Houston, TX 77005
Office 713.348.6327
Fax 713.348.6380

Copyright © Rice University

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

NanoTechnology for Defense (NT4D) October 22nd, 2014

Mechanism behind nature's sparkles revealed October 22nd, 2014

TARA Biosystems and Harris & Harris Group Form Company to Improve Safety and Efficacy of New Therapies October 22nd, 2014

Researchers patent a nanofluid that improves heat conductivity October 22nd, 2014

Govt.-Legislation/Regulation/Funding/Policy

Brookhaven Lab Launches Computational Science Initiative:Leveraging computational science expertise and investments across the Laboratory to tackle "big data" challenges October 22nd, 2014

Bipolar Disorder Discovery at the Nano Level: Tiny structures found in brain synapses help scientists better understand disorder October 22nd, 2014

NIST offers electronics industry 2 ways to snoop on self-organizing molecules October 22nd, 2014

Super stable garnet ceramics may be ideal for high-energy lithium batteries October 21st, 2014

Announcements

NanoTechnology for Defense (NT4D) October 22nd, 2014

Mechanism behind nature's sparkles revealed October 22nd, 2014

TARA Biosystems and Harris & Harris Group Form Company to Improve Safety and Efficacy of New Therapies October 22nd, 2014

Researchers patent a nanofluid that improves heat conductivity October 22nd, 2014

Events/Classes

NanoTechnology for Defense (NT4D) October 22nd, 2014

Ucore's McKenzie to Deliver Presentation to Rare Earths Conference in Singapore as Highlight of Fall 2014 Marketplace Schedule October 19th, 2014

Aspen Aerogels, Inc. Schedules Third Quarter 2014 Earnings Release and Conference Call for November 6, 2014 October 17th, 2014

New VDMA Association "Electronics, Micro and Nano Technologies" founded: Inaugural Meeting in Frankfurt/Main, Germany October 15th, 2014

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







© Copyright 1999-2014 7th Wave, Inc. All Rights Reserved PRIVACY POLICY :: CONTACT US :: STATS :: SITE MAP :: ADVERTISE