Nanotechnology Policy: Evolving and Maturing
Nanotechnology policy discussions will soon enter a third decade. The initial generation focused on setting research priorities, investigating environmental impact, and contemplating societal implications even while improving understanding of the fundamental properties of nanomaterials. As nanotechnology applications increase in number and mature, including biomedical and infrastructural contexts, how should the science policy discussion evolve? This panel will remark on lessons learned, avenues to explore, and possible means forward.
Bibiana Campos Seijo, Chemical & Engineering News
Pedro Alvarez, Rice University
Kathleen Eggleson, University of Notre Dame
Barbara Herr Harthorn, Center for Nanotechnology in Society at the University of California Santa Barbara