Enabling the Nanotechnology Revolution: Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the 21st Century Century Nanotechnology Research and Development Act

Microscopy image of human embryonic kidney cells in blue and green against a black background.
March 5, 2024 @ 8:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Fred Kavli Auditorium
Washington DC
National Nanotechnology Initiative

Scientists and engineers across many fields and disciplines are united by their work at the nanoscale. Their diverse efforts have helped produce everything from faster microchips to powerful mRNA vaccines. The transformative impact of this work has been spurred by the coordination and focus on U.S. nanotechnology established by the 21st Century Nanotechnology Research and Development Act in 2003. Celebrating such a broad impact and envisioning the future can be quite challenging, but this event will bring together voices from across the emerging technology landscape. There will be experts who can speak on the importance of nanotechnology in quantum engineering, optics, EHS, plastics, DEIA, microelectronics, medicine, education, manufacturing, and more. We can’t predict what will emerge from this lively discussion between researchers, policymakers, members of industry, educators, and the public, but the conversation can only benefit from including more diverse perspectives – especially yours.