Dr. James R. Baker Jr. has been named the 2008 Distinguished University Innovator at the University of Michigan. Baker, a scientist in the Medical School and a successful entrepreneur, has conducted breakthrough research in nanotechnology materials and launched two startup companies based on the results.
Governor Edward G. Rendell's drive to make Pennsylvania home to groundbreaking technological innovation will continue with $10 million in state investments in six projects that could ensure the commonwealth's place as a global leader in emerging technologies.
Foods produced using emerging nanotechnology are less likely to come up against consumer hurdles than genetically modified foods since they do not involve tinkering with genes, and therefore have a greater perception of naturalness, says a new paper.
Researchers at RIKEN?s Discovery Research Institute in Wako, in collaboration with researchers at Osaka University, have developed a new microscopy method that in principle allows for almost arbitrary enhancements in imaging resolution.
Without their products chemical companies would be praised as ethical leaders. Chemical products are a space for complex and emotional debates where it is hard to register reputation gains. Companies rather manage to do so at the levels of working conditions, impact of production and institutional impact, states a report published today by Geneva-based ethical reputation research firm Covalence - Covalence Chemical Industry Report 2007.
The International Workshop on Nanomedicine organized by OIC Standing Committee on Scientific and Technological Cooperation (COMSTECH), in collaboration with Higher Education Commission of Pakistan was inaugurated by Mr. Ejaz Rahim, the Federal Health Minister of Islamic Republic of Pakistan, on March 13, 2008 at COMSTECH Secretariat building in Islamabad, Pakistan.
In today?s Science Express, researchers report a series of experiments that mark an important step toward understanding a longstanding fundamental physics problem of quantum mechanics. The problem the physicists addressed is how a fundamental particle in matter loses track of its quantum mechanical properties through interactions with its environment.
The group aims to carry out synergetic research in the fields of optics, optronics, microelectronics and associated instrumentation, crowning a long standing collaboration on these subjects. Another objective is to industrially develop the results that have already been obtained within the scope of this collaborative effort.
The study of the smallest things is bringing big money to Oakland Community College's Auburn Hills campus. A $1.9 million grant was awarded to the campus Tuesday for its plans to develop a center for the study of nanotechnology.
The winners included experts in the mysterious dark energy, a team developing molecular motors, climate experts, medical researchers and an economist. This year the award ceremony featured three prizes: the Descartes Prize for Transnational Collaborative Research, the Marie Curie Excellence Awards and the Science Communication Prize.
Toh-Ming Lu, the R.P. Baker Distinguished Professor of Physics at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, has been named a lifetime fellow of the Materials Research Society (MRS). The MRS has recognized Lu for his contributions to the advancement of materials research, specifically his 'seminal contributions to the fundamental understanding of thin film morphological evolution.'
Acclaimed nanotechnology researcher Ted Sargent has been awarded a $10 million dollar grant from King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in Saudi Arabia - an international graduate-level research university set to open in September 2009.