The project examines recent developments in nanotechnology policy and regulation in China, India, Taiwan and the European Union. Based on field research and interviews with regulatory experts, the project team has produced detailed studies of each of the four cases.
Regulating Nanotechnologies in the EU and US is a collaborative research project involving researchers from LSE, Chatham House, Environmental Law Institute and The Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. Its goal is to investigate the regulatory challenges posed by nanotechnologies and to assess the effectiveness of existing approaches on both sides of the Atlantic.
metaFAB is a component node of the UK Department of Trade & Industry MicroNanoTechnology Network. metaFAB employs engineering tools at the molecular, nano- and micro-scale to differentiate products through a paradigm shift in performance.
The UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) in collaboration with leading design houses, chip manufacturers and ECAD vendors has given funding of GBP5.3M ($9.1M) to apply e-Science and Grid technology to tackle some of the fundamental challenges facing nano-CMOS design.
Nanofactory specializes in the application of nanoscale engineering to high-volume consumer products. They sign-post and showcase world-leading expertise, capabilities and facilities in micro- and nanotechnologies across the Yorkshire universities.
This EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council in the UK) network is set up to link together people with common interests in the nano-processing and nanoanalysis of materials using focused ion beams (FIB). Membership is open to everybody.
Nanogrowth is an international project, funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council EPSRC, to investigate crystal growth mechanisms in nanoporous materials, such as zeolites. The project started in October 2006 and runs for three years. The project team consists of members from universities in the United Kingdom, Sweden and France together with our industrial sponsor in the USA.
The NanoMan project is an EU-funded research project to develop new technologies for handling and control of single molecules and nanostructures on the sub 10nm scale. The ultimate aim of the project is to develop techniques and protocols, based on atomic force microscopy (AFM), that enable manipulation of sub 10nm structures on insulating surfaces.
Many new nanotechnology research fields require a high degree of precision in both observing and manipulating materials at the atomic level. The advanced nanorobotics technology needed to manipulate materials at the nanoscale is being developed in the new Sheffield NANOLAB.
The Nanotechnology KTN has been established to provide a market-oriented focus for the facilities, people and organisations engaged in Micro and Nanotechnologies in the UK and to lower entry barriers and drive the widespread market development and exploitation of these technologies.
The NANOTEMP network (funded in the EU Fifth Framework) is a curiosity-driven, interdisciplinary European research team, setup to generate new fundamental knowledge in the field of nanostructures and nanotemplates.