Six NSE Research Themes (cont.)
Multi-scale, Multi-phenomena Theory, Modeling and Simulation at the Nanoscale
The emergence of new behaviors and processes in nanostructures, nanodevices and nanosystems creates an urgent need for theory, modeling, large-scale computer simulation and new design tools in order to understand, control and accelerate development in new nanoscale regimes and systems.
Societal and Education Implications of Scientific and Technological Advances on the Nanoscale
Studies might include: economic assessments and business models for nanoscale development and use; knowledge barriers preventing the adoption of nanotechnology by commercial firms; educational needs; life cycle assessment of manufacturing processes; the ethical and legal ramifications of nanotechnology in health, medicine, law, and the environment.