Nanotechnology 101: The Biggest Thing You’ve Never Seen- Mike Meador's lecture at the Royal Institution of Great Britain on Oct 20, 2015

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Author: Michael Meador, NNCO
Publication Date: Oct. 20 2015

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The Director of the U.S. Government’s National Nanotechnology Coordination Office (NNCO), Dr. Michael Meador, gave a lecture at the Royal Institution to a sold out crowd on October 20, 2015. The talk was entitled "Nanotechnology 101: The Biggest Thing You've Never Seen" focused on the fundamentals of nanotechnology—what it is and why it’s unique—and how this emerging, disruptive technology will change the world. From invisibility cloaks to lightweight, fuel-efficient vehicles to a cure for cancer, Dr. Meador gave illustrative examples and applications showing why nanotechnology might just be the biggest thing you can’t see. 


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The cumulative NNI investment since fiscal year 2001, including the 2018 request, now totals more than $25 billion. In addition, more than $1.1 billion has been invested cumulatively since 2004 in funding for nanotechnology-based small businesses through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs of the participating Federal agencies. Nanotechnology-related environmental, health, and safety (EHS, or nanoEHS) activities have become a hallmark of the NNI, with R&D, policy, and regulation in this area extensively coordinated among Federal agencies. Cumulative NNI EHS investments surpassed $1 billion in 2015. For more information, visit the NNI Budget page.

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