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Researchers grow carbon nanofibers using ambient air (March 24, 2014). NC State researchers have demonstrated that vertically aligned carbon nanofibers (VACNFs) can be manufactured using ambient air, making the manufacturing process safer and less expensive. VACNFs hold promise for use in gene-delivery tools, sensors, batteries, and other technologies. Conventional techniques for creating VACNFs rely on the use of ammonia gas, which is toxic. “This discovery makes VACNF manufacture safer and cheaper, because you don’t need to account for the risks and costs associated with ammonia gas,” says Dr. Anatoli Melechko, an adjunct associate professor of materials science and engineering and senior author of a paper on the work. NC State News Service

Carbonell elected to National Academy of Engineering (February 7, 2014). Dr. Ruben Carbonell, Frank Hawkins Kenan Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering at NC State, has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE). Carbonell is one of 67 new members and 11 foreign associates announced today. He is the 12th current NC State faculty member to be elected to the NAE, a private, independent nonprofit organization that provides engineering leadership in service to the nation. NC State News Service

Silver nanowire sensors hold promise for prosthetics, robotics (January 16, 2014). NC State researchers have used silver nanowires to develop wearable, multifunctional sensors that could be used in biomedical, military or athletic applications, including new prosthetics, robotic systems and flexible touch panels. The sensors can measure strain, pressure, human touch and bioelectronic signals such as electrocardiograms. NC State News Service

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Upcoming Events

07/15/14 - “In-vitro Dosimetry: Too complicated to consider, too important to ignore. An integrated approach for nanotoxicologists.” The NC State Department of Biological Sciences' Envronmental and Molecular Toxicology Program is sponsoring a seminar by Dr. Philip Demokritou, Associate Professor and Director of the Environmental Health Nanoscience Laboratory and Center for Nanotechnology and Nanotoxicology at Harvard's School of Public Health. This event will take place on Tuesday, July 15th at 11 a.m. in the Auditorium, Room 2104, of the Toxicology Building on NC State's Centennnial Campus.

09/24/14 - "NANO Manufacturing 2014: From Innovation To Commercialization," Joint School of Nanoscience & Nanoengineering, Greensboro NC. The NANO Manufacturing 2014 conference will be held Wednesday September 24, 2014 at the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering (JSNN) on the South Campus of Gateway University Research Park (Gateway) in Greensboro, NC. "This Conference is a real opportunity for those interested in learning more about advanced manufacturing technologies and how the application of these new technologies can help grow the manufacturing sector in North Carolina and the US", said Joe Magno, Executive Director at the Center of Innovation for Nanobiotechnology (COIN).

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Nanotech Reports & Presentations

The NC State Nanotechnology Initiative releases its FY 09-10 Annual Report (pdf) (July 1, 2010). This report highlights the NC State Nano Initiative's efforts in FY 09-10 to foster nanotechnology research, education, and industry outreach activities at the university and in the community.

"Investing in the South’s Nanotech Future" by the NC Dept. of Commerce's Office of Science & Technology (pdf) (July 7, 2010). Drs. John Hardin and Sharlini Sankaran of the NC Dept. of Commerce's Office of Science & Technology published this nanotechnology policy piece through the Southern Growth Policies Board, a non-partisan public policy think tank based in Research Triangle Park that is dedicated to strengthening the South’s economy and creating the highest possible quality of life.

"Recommendations on the Environmentally Responsible Development of Nanotechnology" from the Research Triangle Environmental Health Collaborative (July 1, 2010). The 2009 Summit on Environmentally Responsible Development of Nanotechnology identified critical issues in nano-enabled product development and manufacturing and explored the nanomanufacturing landscape so businesses can overcome barriers to success related to environmental/occupational health concerns. The summit's outcome is a guidance document that highlights these critical issues and provides business and policymakers with recommendations about how to successfully address them.

Emerging Technologies: Trust and Risk. Presentation by Dr. David Berube, NC State Research Professor of Science Communication and Director of the NCSU Public Communication of Science and Technology Project, to the Science, Expertise, and Ethics in Democracy CCI Interdisciplinary Panel at UNC-Greensboro on March 19, 2009. More of the NCSU Nanotoxicology Interdisciplinary Research Team's recent presentations can be accessed here, and the team's large collection of streamed videos can be accessed here.

Nanotechnology: Think Small and Look into the Future… Presentation by Dr. Gregory N. Parsons, NC State Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and Director of the NC State Nanotechnology Initiative, to the Sanford Rotary Club on March 17, 2009.


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