Women in Nanotechnology

Contributions from the Atomic Level and Up

  • Pamela M. Norris
  • Lisa E. Friedersdorf

Part of the Women in Engineering and Science book series (WES)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xlii
  2. Lisa E. Friedersdorf, Quinn A. Spadola
    Pages 1-14
  3. Daphne L. Schmidt
    Pages 29-41
  4. Amy M. Wen, Karin L. Lee, Nicole F. Steinmetz
    Pages 57-69
  5. Yangying Zhu, Heena K. Mutha, Yajing Zhao, Evelyn N. Wang
    Pages 85-99
  6. Pamela M. Norris, LeighAnn S. Larkin
    Pages 101-120
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 135-140

About this book


This book celebrates a few examples of the many women who have advanced the field of nanotechnology. The book opens with an overview of the field, illuminating how nanotechnology is opening the door to manipulating matter on a scale one billionth of a meter. Then the use of nanotechnology to improve science and scientific literacy is discussed, and strategies for incorporating nanotechnology in K-12 education are presented. Next, an array of female scientists provide technical descriptions of how their work is impacting their respective areas. Topics include applications in the energy, electronics, water, communication and health care sectors, among others. The book closes with a historical perspective on the U.S. National Nanotechnology Initiative and future prospects for nanotechnology. This book provides the opportunity to appreciate some of the key advancements made by women engineers in nanotechnology and to become inspired by the ingenuity and creativity, collaborative nature, and altruistic inventiveness of women engineers.

• Includes contributions from leading female scientists in nanotechnology

• Highlights topics in nanotechnology ranging from health care, to sensors, to alternative energy, to clean water, to nanoelectronics

• Presents an opportunity to learn about the breadth, depth and impact of the field of nanotechnology and women’s important contributions to it


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Editors and affiliations

  • Pamela M. Norris
    • 1
  • Lisa E. Friedersdorf
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical and Aerospace EngineeringUniversity of VirginiaCharlottesvilleUSA
  2. 2.Department of Materials Science and EngineeringUniversity of VirginiaCharlottesvilleUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-19950-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-19951-7
  • Series Print ISSN 2509-6427
  • Series Online ISSN 2509-6435
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