Journal of Nanoparticle Research

, Volume 13, Issue 8, pp 3101–3106

Nanoscience and nanotechnology in Venezuela


  • María Sonsiré López Cadenas
    • Center of Science StudiesVenezuelan Institute of Scientific Research (IVIC)
  • Anwar Hasmy
    • Department of PhysicsSimon Bolivar University (USB)
    • Center of Science StudiesVenezuelan Institute of Scientific Research (IVIC)
Brief Communication

DOI: 10.1007/s11051-011-0434-8

Cite this article as:
López Cadenas, M.S., Hasmy, A. & Vessuri, H. J Nanopart Res (2011) 13: 3101. doi:10.1007/s11051-011-0434-8


Nanoscale research in Venezuela is briefly reviewed, with emphasis on research groups, research lines, and institutions involved. A summary exploration is made of international collaboration through scientific co-authorship, as well of the efforts to build nano capacities, available infrastructure, relationships to the productive sector and a weak presence in Venezuelan public policies, although there is some expectation that the situation may soon begin to change.


Nanoscale researchVenezuelaInternational research collaborationInfrastructurePublic policiesNanotechnology organizational capacity

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