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Nano World Headquarters Appoints Executive Director
Date:11/3/2008

Valerie C. Moore, PhD Will Lead World's Premiere Nanotechnology Accelerator

HOUSTON, Nov. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Valerie C. Moore, PhD has been appointed Executive Director of the Nano World Headquarters. Dr. Moore is a preeminent expert in the field of nanotechnology and has spent the past seven years researching and promoting nanotechnology in the Houston area. Notably, she was mentored by Dr. Richard E. Smalley, Nobel Laureate from Rice University, who worked with her on doctoral research focusing on the application of nanotechnology in materials, energy and medicine. Dr. Moore has applied her expertise at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston, NASA's Johnson Space Center, The Texas Heart Institute, and the Smalley Institute for Nanoscale Science and Technology.

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The Nano World Headquarters, located in Houston, TX, will serve as the leading center for scientific nanotechnology collaboration and as an accelerator for start-up companies, offering a centralized intellectual hub and a state-of-the-art shared equipment facility. The headquarters will be a point of intersection where private sector, government and academic institutions come together to create new opportunities for high salaried, high tech jobs and increase the economic development throughout the region.

Nanotechnology is projected to impact the global economy by 3.1 trillion dollars by 2015.

The Nano World Headquarters is expected to open in 2011.

For more information, or to set up an interview with Valerie C. Moore, PhD, please contact Christina Daigneault at 212-710-9397 or 9396.


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