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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.

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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.

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