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Vasudevanpillai Biju
Founder and Chairman
Asian Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Association (ANNA)

I am pleased to announce the launch of Asian Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Association (ANNA), blending of eminent scholars in Asia engaged in research and education on all aspects of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. With the launching of ANNA and Professor Ahmed Zewail, Nobel Laureate in Chemistry, at Cal Tech becoming the Honorary President of ANNA, Nanoscience and Nanotechnology in Asia turn out to be well-organized and take new dimensions. The mission of ANNA is to keep pace with the growing needs for cooperative interactions in the Nanoscience and Nanotechnology areas among researchers in Asian Countries. Our Association will have a major impact not only on education and basic research in Asia, but also on future technology and life standards worldwide.

June 10th, 2010

New Association for Well-Organized Growth of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology in Asia

New Association to Organize Nanoscience and Nanotechnology

Growing economy of China and India positions Science and Technology in Asia at the heart of an explosion, verified by a considerable increase in the numbers of centers of excellence, dedicated researchers, and quality research articles. It is now high time to establish and tighten transnational cooperation among researchers in Asia for well-organized growth of Science and Technology. In association with a group of researchers from around Asia and by taking priceless suggestions by Professor Hiroshi Masuhara (Director Board Member of ANNA) at Nara Institute of Science and Technology in Japan and Professor Jau Tang (Director Board Member of ANNA and Chairman of ANNA-Taiwan ) at Academia Sinica in Taiwan, I am delighted to put together ANNA at National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) Shikoku Center in Japan. While working outside the scaffolds of public and private organizations, ANNA will ensure public service on all research and education matters within the scope of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. It provides a common platform for the exchange of ideas among Scientists, Technologists, Teachers, and Students. Members of ANNA are committed to improve global life through the integration of emerging knowledge in the Nanoscience and Nanotechnology areas with life innovation technologies in Asian Countries.

ANNA is a nonprofit association registered in AIST, an Organization under the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Japan. ANNA is composed of its Members, Director Board Members, Honorary President, Chairman, Academy of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ANN), and National Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Associations (ANNA Chapters) of People's Republic of China, India, South Korea, Singapore, and Taiwan. More Asian Countries as well as Trustees and Distinguished Fellows are to join ANNA.

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