Nanotechnology research directions for societal needs in 2020: Summary of international study

Mihail C. Roco, Chad A. Mirkin, Mark C. Hersam

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The paper examines the progress made in nanotechnology development since 2000, achievements at ten years, and opportunities in research, education, innovation and societal outcomes by 2020 worldwide.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)897-919
Number of pages23
JournalJournal of Nanoparticle Research
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1 2011



  • Forecast
  • Governance
  • International perspective
  • Nanoscale science and engineering
  • Research, education and innovation
  • Societal implications

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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