Nanotechnology 101: The Biggest Thing You’ve Never Seen- Mike Meador's lecture at the Royal Institution of Great Britain on Oct 20, 2015

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Author: Michael Meador, NNCO
Publication Date: Oct. 20 2015

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The Director of the U.S. Government’s National Nanotechnology Coordination Office (NNCO), Dr. Michael Meador, gave a lecture at the Royal Institution to a sold out crowd on October 20, 2015. The talk was entitled "Nanotechnology 101: The Biggest Thing You've Never Seen" focused on the fundamentals of nanotechnology—what it is and why it’s unique—and how this emerging, disruptive technology will change the world. From invisibility cloaks to lightweight, fuel-efficient vehicles to a cure for cancer, Dr. Meador gave illustrative examples and applications showing why nanotechnology might just be the biggest thing you can’t see. 


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The National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) is a U.S. Government research and development (R&D) initiative involving the nanotechnology-related activities of 20 departments and independent agencies. Since 2001, Federal agencies and Cabinet-level departments have invested more than $25 billion in nanotechnology research, development, and commercialization. These investments, made under the auspices of the NNI, have enabled groundbreaking discoveries that have revolutionized science; established world-class facilities for the characterization of nanoscale materials and their fabrication into nanoscale devices; educated tens of thousands of individuals from undergraduate students to postdoctoral researchers; and fostered the responsible incorporation of nanotechnology into commercial products.

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