[PAST EVENT] Realizing the Potential of Nanotechnology: Current Status and Future Directions
Join the Whole of Government Center of Excellence and Applied Science for a guest lecture by Dr. Lisa Friedersdorf, Director of the National Nanotechnology Coordination Office (NNCO).
Nanotechnology has been the focus of research and development efforts the world over for the past two decades. This presentation will highlight applications of nanotechnology that have already been realized as well areas of ongoing research. A brief overview of the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) will be provided including the primary mechanisms for advancing research and technology in areas of national importance. Particular focus will be given to the opportunities to participate in and build communities of interest related to nanotechnology research and commercialization. A summary of the outreach activities of the National Nanotechnology Coordination Office will also be presented with an emphasis on ways for faculty (and students!) to engage with the NNI.
About Lisa E. Friedersdorf, Ph.D.
Dr. Lisa Friedersdorf is the Director of the National Nanotechnology Coordination Office. In this role, she helps coordinate the research and development portfolios of the 20+ Federal agencies involved in the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI). As spokesperson for the NNI, she represents the U.S. in a number of international fora and supports the development of communities of research in areas of worldwide interest.
Lisa has been involved in nanotechnology for over twenty-five years, with a particular interest in advancing technology commercialization through university-industry-government collaboration. She is also a strong advocate for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education, and has over two decades of experience teaching at both the university and high school levels.
Lisa earned her PhD and MSE in Materials Science and Engineering from the Johns Hopkins University and BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Central Florida.
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