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Jan 21, 2015
NNI launches video and image contests for students in honor of President Clinton's landmark speech 15 years ago announcing the creation of the initiative.
Mar 11, 2014
The National Nanotechnology Coordination Office (NNCO) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Lisa Friedersdorf as the Deputy Director.
Feb 28, 2014
The National Nanotechnology Coordination Office (NNCO) is pleased to announce the release of the new 2014 National Nanotechnology Initiative Strategic Plan.
Jan 17, 2014
The National Nanotechnology Coordination Office (NNCO) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Lloyd Whitman as the Interim Director of the NNCO. Dr. Whitman, who has been serving as the Deputy Director of the Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology (CNST) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, will lead the NNCO until a new Director is in place.
Dec 11, 2013
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced a public private-partnership to rapidly advance the development of the first U.S. commercial facility producing cellulosic nanomaterial, a wood fiber broken down to the nanoscale. The partnership is between the U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities (Endowment) and the U.S. Forest Service.
Nov 19, 2013
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Nov 8, 2013
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) issued new recommendations on Nov. 8 for controlling worker exposures to engineered nanomaterials during the manufacture and industrial use of those materials.
Sep 19, 2013
The report highlights significant progress in the state of the science, including the “development of methods for detecting, characterizing, tracking, and monitoring nanomaterials" and the creation of a new Nanotechnology Signature Initiative, the Nanotechnology Knowledge Infrastructure.
Aug 5, 2013
The National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) will hold this workshop to facilitate stakeholder discussion of key elements needed to assess, manage, and communicate potential risks associated with use of nanomaterials and nanotechnology-enabled products.
May 6, 2013
2013 NNI Strategic Planning Stakeholder Workshop: Informing the 4th Triennial Strategic Plan of the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI.)
Apr 25, 2013
NIOSH Press Release: NIOSH today recommended that occupational exposures to carbon nanotubes (CNTs) and carbon nanofibers (CNFs) be controlled to reduce a potential risk of certain work-related lung effects. CNTs and CNFs are man-made elongated particles made of sheets of pure carbon that are about a thousand times smaller than a human hair.