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Posted: April 16, 2007
Building up nanotechnology research
(Nanowerk News) An article in Chemical & Engineering News look s at the National Nanotechnology Initiative's (NNI) funding of more than 60 facilities, centers, and networks linking existing facilities and activities across university campuses.
When on the campus of any major U.S. research university with a nanotechnology agenda, look up, look around. Don't think small. One of the most tangible results of the billions of dollars being invested in nanotech research is likely to be a building looming in front of you.
"The infrastructure will be a legacy of NNI," says Celia I. Merzbacher, assistant director for technology R&D in the Office of Science & Technology Policy (OSTP). She also serves on the National Science & Technology Council's Subcommittee on Nanoscale Science, Engineering & Technology, which oversees NNI.
The article looks at the various nanotechnology center built around the U.S.
A complete list of the NNI-funded nanotechnology centers can be found on the NNI's website. The NNI's 2007 update report "The National Nanotechnology Initiative - Supplement to the President's 2007 Budget", which is available on the NNI's website, also contains this timeline:
NNI Centers,networks, and user facilities (Source: NNI)