NSF National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI)
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National Nanotechnology Initiative funding opportunities at NSF in FY 2022
Principles of Convergence in Nature and Society (MC Roco, Lecture at GWU on January 18, 2023)
In Memoriam: Oliver Brand (National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure)
NSF Nanoscale Science and Engineering Grantees Conference: Nanotechnology for Sustainable Society, Dec. 7-8, 2022 (with links to previous events 2001-2022)
- NSTC Memo for establishing the interagency NSET for coordinating NNI (OSTP, June 2000)
- NSET ToR for establishing NEHI WG (March 2005)
- NSF nanoscale science and engineering at 20 years of NNI (M.C.Roco, 2020)
NNI Retrospective Video: Creating a national initiative (March 2022, Trailer 3 min, Full video: 25 min)
Nanotechnology Solutions for Sustainable Society (MC Roco at SNO Conference, 2022)
Principles of convergence in nature and society and their application: from nanoscale, digits, and logic steps to global progress (M.C. Roco, 2020)
The Concept of Convergence, with Illustration to Emerging technologies (M.C. Roco, March 25, 2021, inaugural lecture in Growing Converge Research series)
The Path of Nanotechnology past and present (M.C. Roco, NNI Quadrennial Review by National Academies, March 14, 2019)
Principles of convergence in nature and society, with illustration to Converging Technologies (M.C. Roco, European Academy of Sciences and Arts, March 1, 2019)
2019 NSF Grantees Conference on Nanoscale Science and Engineering
"Interview about Nanotechnology" (M.C. Roco), by NanoBCA, May 2019
Global Perspectives in Convergence Education Workshop Report (November 2017, NSF-OECD-National Academies-Department of State-USC)
Progress in Convergence: Basic Concepts and Applications (M.C. Roco at RED Convergencia Congress, CONACYT)
A Nanotechnology-Inspired Grand Challenge for Future Computing (2015)
Convergence Science for Societal Solutions and Education (M.C. Roco at NAS, 2017)
Intelligent Cognitive Assistants Workshops (joint Semiconductor Research Corporation and NSF reports):
Intelligent Cognitive Assistants (M.C. Roco at ENG Advisory Committee, NSF, Oct. 24, 2017)
- NSF 18-548, Future of Work at the Human-Technology Frontier: Advancing Cognitive and Physical Capabilities: (1) Foundations for Augmenting Human Cognition; (2) Embodied Intelligent Cognitive Assistants (ICA)
2014 Nanoscale Science and Engineering Education - Next Steps
Science and technology convergence: with emphasis for nanotechnology-inspired convergence, Bainbridge and Roco, 2016
Science, Technology, and Innovation in a Convergent Spiral (M.C. Roco, R&D Management Conference, Cambridge, UK, July 2016)
Global nanotechnology development from 1991 to 2012: patents, scientific publications, and effect of NSF funding. Chen, Roco et al., 2013.
The new world of discovery, invention, and innovation: convergence of knowledge, technology, and society. Roco and Bainbridge, 2013.
NANO 2020: Nanotechnology Research Directions for Societal Needs in 2020 (Springer 2011 full report, website)
Convergence of Knowledge, Technology, and Society: Beyond Convergence of Nano-Bio-Info-Cognitive Technologies (Springer, 2013).
Converging Technologies for Improving Human Performance: NANOTECHNOLOGY, BIOTECHNOLOGY, INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCE (NSF/DOC, 2002 and Springer, 2003).
The Long View of Nanotechnology Development: The National Nanotechnology Initiative at 10 Years (M. C. Roco, Jan. 2011)
Women in Nanotechnology: Double Bind of Double Bonus? (M. Olmstead, Keynote at NSF Workshop at AAAS, May 2011)
Regional, State and Local Intiatives in Nanotechnology (Jan. 2011)
The foundational NNI report: Nanotechnology Research Directions: Vision for Nanotechnology in the Next Decade, WH/NSTC/CT/IWGN, Sept. 1999 (also re-published by Kluwer in 2000)
The first evaluation of NNI by National Academies: Small Wonders, Endless Frontiers: A Review of the National Nanotechnology Initiative (2002)
The first evaluation by the WH PCAST: The National Nanotechnology Initiative at five years: assessment and recommendations of the National Nanotechnology Advisory Panel (2005)