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Posted: September 22, 2008
'The Next Wave of Nanotechnology' - presentation at World Economic Forum
(Nanowerk News) Dr. Scott Rickert, President and CEO of Nanofilm, will address the topic “The Next Wave in Nanotechnology” as part of the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting of the New Champions, September 25-27, in Tianjen, China. The event will bring together 1500 leaders from over 80 countries.
Recent estimates predict that in less than a decade more than 15% of goods worldwide will feature some form of nanotechnology. Dr. Rickert joins a panel of global technology leaders to explore the latest developments in molecular engineering and their future impact in a wide range of contexts.
“The World Economic Forum New Champions meeting provides a global stage for the discussion of nanotechnology’s enormous potential,” commented Dr. Rickert. “We need to help industry, governments, researchers and opinion leaders see the possibilities and the pathways for innovation.”
Other members of the panel are Jon Brodd, Chief Executive Officer, Cima Nanotech, USA; Joon Chung, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Solid Technologies, Republic of Korea; George Grüner, Founder and Chief Science Officer, Unidym, USA; Charles O. Holliday Jr, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, DuPont, USA; and moderator Neil Gershenfeld, Director, The Center for Bits and Atoms, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA.
Founded in 1985, Nanofilm develops proprietary films and partners with companies to formulate custom coatings or reformulate existing coatings to add new properties. The technology portfolio solves problems requiring optically clear, thin coating, self-assembling nano-layers and nanocomposites. Nanofilm can give plastics, glass, ceramics, metal, textiles, concrete and wood new properties, such as soil and chemical resistance, abrasion resistance, non-stick and non-staining properties, energy-controlling characteristics and electrical conductivity. Nanofilm products are distributed in throughout the world. www.nanofilmtechnology.com
Dr. Scott Rickert, Nanofilm President and CEO, is a frequent conference speaker on nanotechnology innovation, co-development and entrepreneurship, and nanotechnology environmental health and safety issues. He also writes a monthly nanotechnology column for IndustryWeek.com , the online publication of IndustryWeek magazine.