Journal of Nanoparticle Research

, Volume 13, Issue 8, pp 3101–3106

Nanoscience and nanotechnology in Venezuela

  • María Sonsiré López Cadenas
  • Anwar Hasmy
  • Hebe Vessuri
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

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Nanoscale research Venezuela International research collaboration Infrastructure Public policies Nanotechnology organizational capacity 

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  • María Sonsiré López Cadenas
    • 1
  • Anwar Hasmy
    • 2
  • Hebe Vessuri
    • 1
  1. 1.Center of Science StudiesVenezuelan Institute of Scientific Research (IVIC)CaracasVenezuela
  2. 2.Department of PhysicsSimon Bolivar University (USB)Estado MirandaVenezuela