Inside the Emerging Multibillion-Dollar Nanotechnology Industry
Suddenly, nanotechnology isn't science fiction or mere theory: It's becoming one of the world's fastest-growing, highest-impact industries. In Nanotechnology: Science, Innovation, and Opportunity, the field's leading experts offer an up-to-the-minute briefing on where the industry stands now, how it will unfold over the coming decade, and how it will impact you.
Edited by a key industry advisor, this book covers the latest in nanotech science, technology, and applications. You'll meet the key players, and discover nanotech at work in fields ranging from drug delivery to energy efficiency. Here are the opportunities, the challenges, and the implications: all you need to know about today's nanotech business--and tomorrow's.
How the convergence of nanoscale science foreshadows revolutionary societal change
Technical and business obstacles that still challenge the industry
Lessons from the early "gold rush" days of biotech: managing the hype
Nanotech as disruptive innovation: implications for investors and venture capitalists
The evolving roles of entrepreneurs, universities, and the U.S. government
Key application areas: materials, microelectronics, sensors, energy, and beyond
Bio-Nano-Information fusion: the potential to transform medicine
Relevant patent law and intellectual property issues
The ethics of nanotechnology
"A fascinating look at the art and
science of nanotechnology. Hold on to your hats, the world is about
to change big time. . . . A comprehensive look at nanotechnology
from the perspective of science, investment, IP, and business
development with a healthy dose of vision for good measure.
First-rate authors with an excellent presentation of the material.
Buy this book."
--David Bishop, Ph.D., V.P. of Nanotechnology Research, Bell Labs, Lucent Technologies
"An absolute must-read for every
technology sector being impacted by nanotechnology. This book
presents the true value of these technologies, delivering a
comprehensive prospectus on the science to commercialization of
--Matthew Laudon, Ph.D., Executive Director, Nano Science & Technology Institute
"This is an excellent book for anyone
trying to get a general grasp on the emerging science and
technology of nanotechnology in particular for business executives,
engineers, or entrepreneurs who are trying to decide what this
technology can mean to them."
--Charles H. Volk, Ph.D., V.P. & Chief Technologist, Northrop Grumman, Navigation Systems Division
"Larry Gilbert and Michael Krieger's
overview of the university technology transfer process is excellent
and provides a realistic perspective and understanding of the
commercialization process for technologies developed in the
--John Ritter, Director, Office of Technology Licensing, Princeton University
"For a broad, readable introduction to
nanotechnology with its attendant entrepreneurial, social, and
technological implications, this book is a great start. The most
interesting chapter from my perspective was Smalley's on finding
abundant, cheap energy sources. Most informative and refreshing. If
you have an interest as an intelligent layperson in nanotechnology
and its basic motivations and methods, this book will serve as a
worthy point of departure in your search."
--Mark S. Petrovic, Ph.D., V.P. of Research and Development, EarthLink
"Get this book if you want to explore any
part or the whole field of nanotechnology. I was interested in the
many sources of funding for nanotechnology and why each source was
doing it. The authors have shown an awareness that nanotechnology
must be nurtured by dedicated people to achieve its real
I recommend this book because it treats the potential of nanotechnology in depth and realistically: Riches will come, but much effort is needed in the meantime."
--Bill McLellan, winner of Richard Feynman's Nanotechnology Challenge
Foreword by Senators Joseph Lieberman and George Allen
1. Lessons in Innovation and Commercialization from the Biotechnology Revolution:
Gerald Gallwas, Beckman Instruments
2. Nanotechnology and Our Energy Challenge: Dr. Richard Smalley, Rice University
3. Fads & Hype in Technology: The Sargasso Sea of ‘Some Day Soon’: Peter Coffee, eWeek
4. Nanotechnology Commercialization: Steve Jurvetson, Draper Fisher Jurvetson
5. Investment in Nanotechnology: Dr. Daniel Leff, Harris & Harris Doug Moffat, Moffat Capital
6. Role of the U.S. Government in Nanoscale Science and Technology: Geoff Holdridge, National 7. Nanotechnology Coordination Office and WTEC, Inc.
8. Overview of US Academic Research: Dr. Julie Chen, University of Massachusetts Lowell
9. Understanding University Technology Transfer for Nanotechnology: Larry Gilbert, Caltech, Dr. Michael Krieger, UCLA
10. Intellectual Property Policy and Impact: Chinh Pham, Greenberg Traurig, Charles Berman, Greenberg Traurig
11. Entrepreneurs: Jeff Lawrence, Trillium Digital Systems, Larry Bock, Nanosys
12. Major Corporations: Technology, Business and the Culture of Opportunity: Jim Duncan, Meggitt PLC
13. Nanotechnology in Federal Laboratories: Dr. Meyya Meyyapan, NASA Ames Laboratory
14. Nanoscale Materials: Dr. Mark Reed, Yale, Dr. ZL Wang, Georgia Tech, Dr. Brent Segal, Nantero Dr. Sheryl Ehrman, Maryland, Fiona Case, Case Scientific
15. Nanotechnology-Enabled Sensors: Dr. David Nagel, George Washington University, Dr. Sharon Smith, Lockheed Martin Microelectronics, Dr. Stephen Goodnick, Arizona State, Dr. George Thompson, Intel, Dr. Axel Scherer, Caltech
16. Drug Delivery: Dr. Suzie Pun, University of Washington, Dr. JJ Cheng, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
17. Bio-Nano-Information Fusion: Dr. Chih-Ming Ho, UCLA, Dr. Dean Ho, UCLA, Dan Garcia, UCLA
18. Convergence and Integration: Dr. Mike Roco, National Science Foundation
19. Ethical Considerations in the advance of Nanotechnology, Dr. Bill Bainbridge, National Science Foundation
20. Infinitesimal Machinery: Dr. Richard Feynman, Caltech