Nanotechnology Research Directions for Societal Needs in 2020

Retrospective and Outlook

Edited by M.C. Roco, C.A. Mirkin, and M.C. Hersam
NSF, WTEC report, September 2010
Published by Springer, Berlin and Boston, 610 pages

Table of Contents

  • Full Report
  • Front Cover, Acknowledgements, Foreword, and Table of Contents
  • Executive Summary
  • Long View
  • Chapter 1 . Enabling and Investigative Tools: Theory, Modeling, and Simulation
  • Chapter 2 . Enabling and Investigative Tools: Measuring Methods, Instruments, and Metrology
  • Chapter 3 . Synthesis, Processing, and Manufacturing of Nanoscale Components, Devices, and Systems
  • Chapter 4 . Nanotechnology Environmental, Health, and Safety Issues
  • Chapter 5 . Nanotechnology for Sustainability: Environment, Water, Food, and Climate
  • Chapter 6 . Nanotechnology for Sustainability: Energy Conversion, Storage, and Conservation
  • Chapter 7 . Applications: Nanobiosystems, Medicine, and Health
  • Chapter 8 . Applications: Nanoelectronics and Nanomagnetics
  • Chapter 9 . Applications: Photonics and Plasmonics
  • Chapter 10 . Applications: Nanostructured Catalysts
  • Chapter 11 . Applications: High-performance Nanomaterials and Other Emerging Areas
  • Chapter 12 . Preparation of People and Physical Infrastructure
  • Chapter 13 . Innovative and Responsible Governance
  • Selected Bibliography
  • Appendices : (A) U.S. and International Workshops; (B) List of Participants and Contributors;(C) NNI Timeline in Selected Publications, 1999–2010; (D) NNI Centers, Networks, and Facilities; (E) Glossary; (F) Index of Authors; (G) Index of Main Topics

Related Document:

  • MC Roco, RS Williams and P. Alivisatos “Nanotechnology Research Directions: Vision for Nanotechnology in the Next Decade”, IWGN Workshop Report, U.S. National Science and Technology Council, 1999, Washington, D.C. Also published by Springer (previously Kluwer), 2000, Dordrecht.  Available on line on

Copyright 2010 by WTEC. The U.S. Government retains a nonexclusive and nontransferable license to exercise all exclusive rights provided by copyright. This document is sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF) under a cooperative agreement from NSF (ENG-0844639) to the World Technology Evaluation Center, Inc. The first co-editor was supported by the NSF Directorate for Engineering. The Government has certain rights in this material. Any writings, opinions, findings, and conclusions expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the United States Government, the authors’ parent institutions, or WTEC.