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People Involved in Nanotechnology Research

Nanotechnology: People

  • Alivisatos Group - Nanoscience and nanotechnology.
  • Christine L. Peterson - Is the president of Foresight Institute. Writes, gives lectures, briefs the press and organizes conferences on powerful emerging technologies. Serves as an interface between technologists and the broader public, including business and policymakers. Has co-authored "Unbounding the Future: the Nanotechnology Revolution". Has also coined the revolutionary term "Open Source software".
  • David Tomanek - Professor of theoretical condensed matter physics at Michigan State University. Is actively involved in research of fundamental properties of nanostructured materials using advanced numerical techniques.
  • K. Eric Drexler - Is a co-founder and chairman of the Foresight Institute. Has written numerous publications including "Nanosystems: Molecular Machinery, Manufacturing, and Computation", "Engines of Creation: The Coming Era of Nanotechnology". Coauthored "Unbounding the Future: the Nanotechnology Revolution".
  • Ralph C. Merkle - A nanotechnolgy researcher, Alcor Director (Cryonics), principal fellow of Zyvex, advisor to the Foresight Institute, executive editor of the journal Nanotechnology and co-inventor of public key cryptography. Also a former research scientist at Xerox PARC.
  • Richard E. Smalley - Gene and Norman Hackerman Professor of Chemistry and Professor of Physics - 1996 Chemistry Nobel Prize Winner. Professor Smalley's research laboratory is best known for the discovery of C60 and the fullerenes in 1985 and much of the subsequent development of this field.
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