The field of synthetic biology is popping up in the headlines with surprising regularity: While some see it as a normal development for biotechnology, others speak of divine creation in the laboratory. The German Ethics Council recently debated the issue in a public panel discussion in Berlin.
The Molecular materials research group within the Department of Applied Physics in collaboration with VTT and Royal Institute of Technology show the first example of light-weight but mechanically strong nanocomposite material mimicking the nacreous shells that allow upscaling for industrial processes.
Promising research on superconducting materials, near infra-red spectroscopy, and nanotechnology has earned three faculty at Tufts University's School of Engineering early career awards from the National Science Foundation and U.S. Department of Energy.
The Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and Asylum Research, a technology leader in scanning probe/atomic force microscopy (SPM/AFM), are co-organizing the International Workshop for Scanning Probe Microscopy for Energy Applications, to be held at ORNL September 15-17, 2010.
Im Ilmenauer Zentrum fuer Innovationskompetenz (ZIK) MacroNano ist die internationale Ausschreibung fuer den Leiter der zukuenftigen Nachwuchsforschergruppe 'Dreidimensionale Nanostrukturierung' angelaufen.