International Conference on Nanotechnology: Fundamentals and Applications

July 21, 2010

International Conference on Nanotechnology: Fundamentals and ApplicationsThe International Conference on Nanotechnology: Fundamentals and Applications will take place from August 4th to August 6th in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.  Topics include:

– Nanotechnology and Energy
– Nanostructured and Nanoparticle Based Materials
– Risk Assessment of Nanotechnology
– Nanodevices, Fabrication, Characterization and Application
– Nanocatalysis
– Nanobiotechnologies
– Nanotechnology and Ethics

Nanotechnology has become one of the fast developing fields of research in the past few decades. It has a multidisciplinary nature with tremendous potential to create new devices and materials with a wide range of applications. It is anticipated that nanotechnology will contribute to building a society with accessible clean energy and clean water, new industries and jobs, improved health care, and extended life span with high quality. The market opportunity is substantial. Science and engineering at the nanoscale will have a dramatic impact on fields such as computing, electronics, telecommunications, energy, environment and medicine. The current global market for nanotechnology is worth billions of dollars and is expected to increase rapidly in the near future. Many business and government leaders describe nanotechnology as “the next Industrial Revolution”, yet the environmental and health impacts remain unknown. Therefore, there is a great need to assess and study the implications of nanotechnology and how this new technology can be implemented.

The International Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology (International ASET) is pleased to organize the International Conference on Nanotechnology: Fundamentals and Applications. As globalization leads to increasing interaction among regions and peoples of the world, it is important to encourage multi-disciplinarity in emerging scientific topics such as nanotechnology. Nanotechnology is still in its infancy and has given rise to numerous novel applications to the solution of many current problems.