Home > Press > Researcher: Iran among 10 Pioneering Countries in Nanotechnology
Iran is standing among the 10 best leading countries of the world in nanotechnology, an Iranian researcher said on Monday, adding that the country also ranks first in the Middle-East in this field.
Researcher: Iran among 10 Pioneering Countries in Nanotechnology
Tehran, Iran | Posted on November 26th, 2012
"Iran is among the 10 superior world countries in nanotechnology science and has grasped the first rank in the Middle-East in the field," the Iranian nanotechnology scientist, Zeinab Fereshteh, told FNA.
She also said that Iran ranks 25 in the world in utilizing nanotechnology in different industries and in commercialization of products.
The nanotechnology growth indicators for Iran have marked a high rise during the recent years as in the total number of the scientific publications, the country has just jumped up two ranks (at the beginning of 2012) to stand 10th in the world. Iran ranked 14th, in the same list, at the beginning of 2011.
Head of the Policy-Making Workgroup of the Iran Nanotechnology Initiative Council (INIC) Dr. Ali Mohammad Soltani announced in August that over 3% of the world publications on nanotechnology belong to Iranian researchers and scientists.
"More than 3% of the all published scientific journal articles associated with nanotechnology is due to Iran and that is while the country constitutes merely one percent of the world's population," Soltani said.
"This formulated plan well indicates the long-term and panoramic perspective of the Iran's nanotechnology authorities and according to the Iran's Holistic Scientific Map on Sciences, the country is supposed to possess a two-percent world share in the production of nanotechnology-based products," Dr. Soltani said, referring to the ten-year strategic plan of the INIC for nanotechnology.
Soltani underlined the fact that Iran enjoys the residence of 4,000 nanotechnology specialists, and said "At the moment, we are training about 1,159 and 3,989 students at PhD and MSc levels, respectively, within different fields of nanotechnology in Iran."
For more information, please click here
Copyright © Fars News Agency
If you have a comment, please Contact
Issuers of news releases, not 7th Wave, Inc. or Nanotechnology Now, are solely responsible for the accuracy of the content.
News and information
JPK announces expansion of its global sales and service activities in China and USA April 15th, 2014
Nanobiotix Appoints Thierry Otin as Head of Manufacturing and Supply April 15th, 2014
PAM-XIAMEN Offers UV LED wafer April 15th, 2014
Engineers develop new materials for hydrogen storage April 15th, 2014
Tiny particles could help verify goods: Chemical engineers hope smartphone-readable microparticles could crack down on counterfeiting April 15th, 2014
A molecular approach to solar power: Switchable material could harness the power of the sun — even when it’s not shining April 15th, 2014
Targeting cancer with a triple threat: MIT chemists design nanoparticles that can deliver three cancer drugs at a time April 15th, 2014
Biologists Develop Nanosensors to Visualize Movements and Distribution of Plant Stress Hormone April 15th, 2014
IDTechEx Printed Electronics Europe 2014 Award Winners April 1st, 2014
Dais Analytic Wins SBIR Grant: Dais Analytic Receives US Army Small Business Innovation Research Grant to Further Its Demonstrated Successes in Cleaning Most Forms of Wastewater March 28th, 2014
Scientists develop world’s first light-activated antimicrobial surface that also works in the dark March 24th, 2014
Sets new record for transparent Organic Solar Cells: Ideal for generating energy from windows, façades and glass car roofs March 24th, 2014