Nanoscience Research for Energy Needs, Report of the National Nanotechnology Initiative Grand Challenge Workshop (2004)

Subject Area:
NNI Workshop Reports
Author: National Nanotechnology Initiative
Publication Date: Mar. 18 2004

Description:

Report of an NNI workshop to identify and articulate the relationship of nanoscale science and technology to the United States’ energy future, held March 16-18, 2004. Report also addresses the Grand Challenge in Energy Conversion and Storage set out in the National Nanotechnology Initiative Supplement to the President’s FY 2004 Budget.  It was used as input for the NNI Strategic Plan released in December 2004.  Meeting was jointly sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy and, through the National Nanotechnology Coordination Office, the other member agencies of the NSET Subcommittee. 


Nanotechnology Fact

Nanotechnology has the potential to create many new jobs across a variety of sectors. While some jobs, will require an advanced degree, a 2014 study funded by the National Science Foundation points out that 2-yr and 4-yr training with access to continuing and technical education will be sufficient for many of the future positions in nanotechnology, nanomanufacturing, and beyond.                                                                                                             

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