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USDA's Forest Products Lab Enters Partnership to Create Nanocellulose Car Parts

Materials scientists across industry, academia, and government have joined forces to replace heavy steel structures in cars with composites reinforced by ultra-strong, lightweight nanoparticles extracted from trees. These nanocellulose materials promise to be an economical substitute for expensive carbon fiber composites used in luxury automobiles.

NNI Releases Four Workshop Reports from the nanoEHS Series

The NNI released four reports that are the result of the "nanoEHS" workshop series, part of an ongoing strategy to coordinate nano-EHS research.

Dr. Clayton Teague Steps Down After Eight Years as NNCO Director

With both enthusiasm and expertise, Dr. Teague led tge NNCO, paving the way for the NNI to become among the most respected interagency programs.

National Nanotechnology Coordination Office Announces New Deputy Director Dr. Sally Tinkle

The NNCO is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Sally Tinkle as the Deputy Director of the NNCO and Coordinator for EHS.

The National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) Strategic Planning Stakeholder Workshop

The NNI will host the Strategic Planning Stakeholder Workshop at the Hotel Palomar in Arlington, VA on July 13-14, 2010.

Capstone Workshop

The Capstone meeting will focus on risk management methods and the ethical, legal, and societal implications (ELSI) of nanotechnology.

FY 2011 Budget Brief 2/24/2010

The 2011 Budget proposes $1.7 billion for the multi-agency National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI).

Assessing and Measuring the Effects of Nanotechnology on Human Health

Workshop and Webcast to Explore Advances in Instrumentation, Metrology, and Analytical Methods

Assessing and Measuring the Environmental Impacts of Nanotechnology

Workshop and Webcast to Explore Advances in Instrumentation, Metrology, and Analytical Methods