06 Jul 2023 - 06 Jul 2023 Washington, DC & online

Nano4EARTH Roundtable Discussion on Coatings, Lubricants, Membranes, and Other Interface Technologies

The National Nanotechnology Coordination Office (NNCO), on behalf of the U.S. Government’s National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI), invites you to listen in on a roundtable discussion on nanotechnology-enabled coatings, lubricants, membranes, and other interface technologies that could have an impact on energy efficiency, sustainable development, and climate change in the near term. The conversation will focus on identifying the most pressing near-term needs, opportunities, and challenges that deserve our attention as we look to accelerate the impact of those technologies. The moderated discussion will tackle all aspects of the topic – ranging from exciting R&D opportunities to commercialization challenges – by featuring a small group of invited experts from different sectors and backgrounds (listed below). Don’t miss the opportunity to learn from this exciting exchange!

This roundtable is a critical part of the Nano4EARTH National Nanotechnology Challenge, which aims to leverage recent investments in understanding and controlling matter at the nanoscale to develop technologies and industries that address climate change. Nano4EARTH focuses on facilitating opportunities for members of the nanotechnology community to convene, collaborate, and share resources. Nano4EARTH also strives to provide mechanisms that support technology development and commercialization of nanotechnology-enabled climate solutions.

The topic of this roundtable was identified at the Nano4EARTH kick-off workshop (summary readout and video archive) as a particularly promising area that could have an impact in a short time frame (four years or less). This roundtable is the first of four.

Click here for the agenda and other details.

Location: L’Enfant Plaza SW

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