Nanoscience Research for Energy Needs, Report of the National Nanotechnology Initiative Grand Challenge Workshop (2004)

Subject Area:
NNI Workshop Reports
Author: National Nanotechnology Initiative
Publication Date: Mar. 18 2004

Description:

Report of an NNI workshop to identify and articulate the relationship of nanoscale science and technology to the United States’ energy future, held March 16-18, 2004. Report also addresses the Grand Challenge in Energy Conversion and Storage set out in the National Nanotechnology Initiative Supplement to the President’s FY 2004 Budget.  It was used as input for the NNI Strategic Plan released in December 2004.  Meeting was jointly sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy and, through the National Nanotechnology Coordination Office, the other member agencies of the NSET Subcommittee. 


Nanotechnology Fact

The National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) is a U.S. Government research and development (R&D) initiative involving the nanotechnology-related activities of 20 departments and independent agencies. Since 2001, Federal agencies and Cabinet-level departments have invested more than $25 billion in nanotechnology research, development, and commercialization. These investments, made under the auspices of the NNI, have enabled groundbreaking discoveries that have revolutionized science; established world-class facilities for the characterization of nanoscale materials and their fabrication into nanoscale devices; educated tens of thousands of individuals from undergraduate students to postdoctoral researchers; and fostered the responsible incorporation of nanotechnology into commercial products.

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