Journal of Nanoparticle Research

, Volume 3, Issue 2–3, pp 95–103 | Cite as

The Grand Challenges of Nanotechnology

  • Neal Lane


Amazing breakthroughs and advances continue to be made in nanoscale science and engineering and the rapidly emerging field of nanotechnology, including near-commercial applications in biomedicine, computing and environmental protection. The National Nanotechnology Initiative, begun by the Clinton Administration has placed nanoscale research on a new funding trajectory. But, many ‘grand challenges’ must be overcome, technical ones as well as those related to funding, science and technology workforce, and the need for stronger collaboration across discipline, organizations, government agencies and with other countries.

nanoscience nonstructured materials nanoparticles science policy 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Neal Lane
    • 1
  1. 1.Rice UniversityHoustonUSA

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