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Nanotechnology Signature Initiative
Nanotechnology for Sensors and Sensors for Nanotechnology:
Improving and Protecting Health, Safety, and the Environment
September 11-12, 2014
Room 375, Stafford I, National Science Foundation
About the Workshop:
The Sensor Fabrication, Integration, and Commercialization Workshop supports the goals of the Nanotechnology Signature Initiative (NSI) Nanotechnology for Sensors and Sensors for Nanotechnology: Improving and Protecting Health, Safety, and the Environment (Sensors NSI). This effort builds upon the knowledge gained and progress since the 2009 Nanotechnology-Enabled Sensing Workshop, sponsored by the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI). As indicted by the title, the workshop will focus on identifying challenges faced by the sensor development community during the fabrication, integration, and commercialization of sensors. Both of the Sensors NSI thrust areas, sensors enabled by nanotechnology and sensors to detect nanoscale materials, will be represented.
The development life cycle detailed in the Sensors NSI white paper and the questions posed in the 2013 Request for Information serve as framing elements for the organization of the workshop. While the primary focus will be to hear from the community, a federal panel is planned to enable attendees to learn of ongoing research, agency needs, and funding opportunities. The workshop will include case study examples of commercialization success, a small business panel focused on challenges faced in the commercialization of sensors, and breakout sessions to explicitly address the RFI questions regarding standards, testing, manufacturing, and commercialization. Also planned is a case study focused on navigating the regulatory process.
The workshop will bring together experts from a wide-range of application areas, stages of product development, and manufacturing. The aim of the workshop is to identify key challenges faced by sensor developers and determine the critical needs of the community, especially with respect to necessary standards, testing facilities, and advances in manufacturing. The outcomes will be captured in a workshop report.