Brief Communication

Journal of Nanoparticle Research

, Volume 13, Issue 8, pp 3101-3106

Nanoscience and nanotechnology in Venezuela

  • María Sonsiré López CadenasAffiliated withCenter of Science Studies, Venezuelan Institute of Scientific Research (IVIC)
  • , Anwar HasmyAffiliated withDepartment of Physics, Simon Bolivar University (USB)
  • , Hebe VessuriAffiliated withCenter of Science Studies, Venezuelan Institute of Scientific Research (IVIC) Email author 

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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