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In a research report presented in December of
2003, Dr. M.C. Roco, chair of the
Subcommittee on Nanoscience, Engineering
and Technology of the National Science and
Technology Council, forecast that by 2015,
nanotechnology and products would become a
global, trillion-dollar industry, requiring
approximately two million workers.
Research from UK consulting firm Cientifica Ltd. indicates
that the market for nanotechnology-enabled products will
reach $1.5 trillion in 2015, if you don't count semiconductors
and electronics, two industries the firm says should be
treated with caution.
About 80% of the 2015 market will relate to nanotechnology
applications in the pharmaceuticals and health care
Bear in mind that the market size does not represent the
value of the nanotechnologies in the products, but the total
value of the products. That means, for example, a dime's
worth of nanomaterials may be included in a drug that costs
Source: Cientifica Ltd.
According to Tom Levesque, general manager of
Illinois-based NanoInk, the science has been
progressing at the predicted pace, but the
workforce numbers have not. "We currently only
have about 20,000 trained nanotechnologists in
the world. They are primarily the results of high-
level, research level-1 institutions … they have all
the experience, and they are the nanotechnology
workforce. … Those are the senior workers that
would direct a technical workforce, and there are
no technicians [available]," he stated in an
interview with the Dallas Examiner.
What is Nanotechnology?
Nanotechnology, shortened to
"nanotech", is the study of the
controlling of matter on an atomic
and molecular scale.
Generally nanotechnology deals
with structures of the size 100
nanometers or smaller in at least
one dimension, and involves
developing materials or devices
within that size.
A nanometer is one-billionth of a meter. A sheet of paper
is about 100,000 nanometers thick; a single gold atom is
about a third of a nanometer in diameter.
What is a nanometer?
Types of nanomaterial's named for their individual
shapes and dimensions.
Think of these simply as particles, tubes, and films that
have one or more nanosized dimension.
Nanoparticles are bits of a material in which all three dimensions of the
particle are within the nanoscale.
Nanotubes have a diameter that’s nanosize, but can be several hundred
nanometers (nm) long or even longer.
Nanofilms or nanoplates have a thickness that’s nanosize, but their
other two dimensions can be quite large.
What are the different types of
Mihail (Mike) Roco of the U.S. National
Nanotechnology Initiative has described four
generations of nanotechnology development.
The current era
Passive nanostructures-materials designed to perform one
The second phase
Active nanostructures for multitasking; for example, actuators,
drug delivery devices, and sensors.
The third generation
Emerging around 2010 and will feature nanosystems with
thousands of interacting components.
The first integrated nanosystems
Much like a mammalian cell with hierarchical systems within
systems, are expected to be developed.
SUNY Albany College of
Nanoscale Science & Engineering
SUNY IT Future Nano
New York State Nano Centers
Now Smart System Technology
and Commercialization CenterFuture Syracuse NICE
University of Rochester
University of Buffalo
Rochester Institute of
Who is doing
Who is doing
Central New York Nanotechnology Innovation and
Commercialization Excelerator “NICE”
Smart System Technology and Commercialization
City University of New York
Brookhaven National Labs
Small Times, May 2007 Top 10
Universities for Nanotechnology
Careers in Nanotechnology
There is a broad range of industries interested in hiring graduates—from chemical to
pharmaceutical to materials. These industries are increasingly relying upon nanofabrication
The Federal Government has stated that nanotechnology "is likely to change the way almost
everything—from vaccines to computers to automobile tires to objects not yet imaginable—is
designed and made."
Graduates may be involved in fabricating and characterizing nano- and micro-scale structures
in research and development or manufacturing environments, in sales, or in product support.
They are found anywhere nanotechnology is used to make consumer, industrial, and military
Nanotechnology companies are high-tech leaders. They offer dynamic and stimulating work
places and operate with clean room environments that are typically 10,000 times cleaner than
a hospital operating room.
Graduates are receiving salary offers up to $35,000 to $55,000 per year with either the two-
year degree or the certificate. Graduates of the baccalaureate degree can expect salary offers
up to $65,000. Students who choose to continue their education may reach the $100,000
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