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The nanotech future: a conversation with Mihail Roco
Date:10/11/2007

WASHINGTON, DCIt is hard to discuss the future of nanotechnology without talking about or with Mike Roco. Dr. Roco is the key architect of the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI)Americas $8 billion federal investment in the science and engineering research expected to revolutionize technology and industry.

Nanotechnology refers to the emerging science of manufacturing materials that are measured in nanometers, usually at the 1-100 nanometers scale. The head of a pin is 1 million nanometers wide. By 2014, Lux Research estimates that $2.6 trillion in manufactured goods will incorporate nanotechnology, or about 15 percent of global output.

What was Dr. Rocos vision in 2000 at the start of the NNI? What are his expectations for nanotechnologys many promisesin medicine, sustainable energy, and electronics? What challenges does nanotechnology pose for the future, particularly as it reaches toward third and fourth generation developmentin guided molecular assembly, 3D networking, robotics, supra-molecules, molecules by design, and evolutionary systems?

Robert Service, nanotechnology reporter at Science magazine, will interview Dr. Roco about nanotechnology at a Friday, November 9th, 2007, 12:30 p.m. event and live webcast at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

The event is sponsored by the Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies (www.nanotechproject.org), a joint initiative of the Wilson Center and The Pew Charitable Trusts. Project director David Rejeski will introduce the program.

Prior to joining the National Science Foundation, Dr. Roco was Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Kentucky ((1981-1995), and held visiting professorships at the California Institute of Technology (1988-89), Johns Hopkins University (1993-1995), Tohoku University (1989) and Delft University of Technology (1997-1998). He is credited with 13 inventions, and has authored and co-authored numerous articles, publications and books.

Dr. Roco will receive the National Materials Advancement Award from the Federation of Materials Societies at the National Press Club in Washington, DC on December 5, 2007.

He is Corresponding Member of the Swiss Academy of Sciences, Fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineering, Fellow of the Institute of Physics and Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineering. Dr. Roco initiated work on converging technologies, and on societal implications of nanotechnology since the beginning of the NNI.

*** Webcast LIVE at http://www.wilsoncenter.org/nano ***

What:The Nanotech Future: A Conversation with Mihail Roco

Who:Mihail C. Roco, Senior Advisor for Nanotechnology, National Science Foundation
Robert F. Service, Correspondent, Science, Interviewer
David Rejeski, Director, Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies, Moderator

When:Friday, November 9th, 2007, 12:30 C 1:30 p.m. (Lunch available at noon.)

Where:Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, 6th
Floor Board Room, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC
20004 (www.wilsoncenter.org/directions)

Media planning to cover the event should contact Sharon McCarter at (202) 691-4016 or sharon.mccarter@wilsoncenter.org.

The Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies was launched in 2005 by the Wilson Center and The Pew Charitable Trusts. It is dedicated to helping business, governments, and the public anticipate and manage the possible health and environmental implications of nanotechnology.


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Contact: Sharon McCarter
sharon.mccarter@wilsoncenter.org
202-691-4016
Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies
Source:Eurekalert

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