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Posted: January 25, 2010
Sustainable use of nanomaterials for novel engineering solutions
(Nanowerk News) In October 2009 the German Research Foundation (DFG) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) coordinated the fifth DFG-NSF Research Conference where German and American scientists from a variety of fields met at the “German House” at the UN Plaza in New York City.
In addition to engaging in interdisciplinary exchange on issues of current scientific interest, this year’s conference aimed to promote and intensify transatlantic research projects on the “Sustainable Use of Nanomaterials for Novel Engineering Solutions”.
Over the course of two days, approximately 70 high-ranking German and American physics and chemistry researchers discussed important issues of nanotechnology with colleagues from the fields of materials science, materials engineering and life sciences.
The numerous short lectures, podium discussions and poster sessions served as the basis for intensive transatlantic exchange. The interdisciplinary focus of the conference, the expertise of experienced scientists and the approaches and ideas of young researchers helped not only to strengthen existing scientific constellations, but also create new and productive research partnerships devoted to specific thematic complexes.