Nanotechnology For Students Jim Mason, Executive Director Oklahoma Nanotechnology Initiative email@example.com 405-272-4420 www.oknano.com
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Jim Mason, Executive Director
Oklahoma Nanotechnology Initiative
This means… anything manufactured in Oklahoma will be impacted by nanotechnology and it is happening more quickly than most people might think!The next “Big Thing” is very, very, verysmall!
Nanotechnology is the manipulation of matter at the nanometer* scale to create novel structures, devices and systems.
(e.g. NEMS)WHAT IS NANOTECHNOLOGY?
* 1 millimeter = 1,000 micrometers; 1 micrometer = 1,000 nanometers
Source: "Nanotech: The Tiny Revolution" by CMP Científica (November 2001)
USDA - www.csrees.usda.gov/newsroom/partners/21/nanotechnology.html
(within six years)
$100B/yr Chemical manufacture
$ 70B/yr Aerospace
$ 20B/yr Tools
$ 30B/yr Improved healthcare
$ 45B/yr Sustainability
$1 Trillion, growing to
$2.6 Trillion by 2014
*Estimates by industry groups, source: NSF and LUXEconomic impact of nanotechnology
In 2006, the Oklahoma legislature decided to leapfrog over other states and help Oklahoma companies be among the first to gain this competitive advantage by creating the Oklahoma Nanotechnology Sharing Incentive Act.
In two years, Oklahoma has grown from 6 companies involved in applications of nanotechnology to nearly 50 companies who are planning to utilize nanotechnology for their products.So what does this have to do with me?
There are more than 1,000 nanotechnology products currently on the market aimed at improving consumers’ lives and another 400 products that include nano instruments and test devices.The Nanotech Report
2008-10 – medical diagnostics, displays, sensors, drug delivery, composite materials, solid state lighting, bio-materials, nano arrays, more powerful computers, protective armor, chem-bio suits, and chem-bio sensors
2011-15 -- nanobiomaterials, microprocessors, new catalysts, portable energy cells, solar cells, tissue/organ regeneration, smart implants
2016 and beyond – molecular circuitry, quantum computing, new materials, fast chemical analysesProducts Anticipated
26 Oklahoma companies shared ideas through white papers on how they would seek to incorporate nanotechnology into their existing or emerging products. The first five winners were:Oklahoma Nano Legislation
Martin Bionics was funded todevelop a dry prosthetic device using a super-hydrophobic powder exclusively licensed from Oak Ridge National Labs They are the only prosthetic company who may have solved this industry problem.
Rupture Pin Technologies, manufacturers oil andgas pressure relief valves
and is solving an o-ring
blow-out problem using a
new o-ring design and
Carbon nanotubes to provide
strength and flexibility. This
will allow them to become a
world leader in this industry.
Aerogel: the world’s lightest solidAerogel is an ultra-low density solid, a gel in which the liquid component has been replaced with gas. Nicknamed “frozen smoke”, aerogel has a content of just 5% solid and 95% air, and is said to be the lightest weight solid in the world. Despite its lightness, aerogel can support over 2,000 times its own weight. One of thecurrent applications is as insulation for space suits.
Nanoparticles such as colloidal gold, Quantum dots, liposomes, dendrimers and fullerenes are being used in pharmaceutical drug discovery and formulations for encapsulating drugs for drug delivery
Other biophase materials offer promise for tissue engineering productsStudy of 200 Commercial Nano Products in medical and health fields
This market will require anywhere from 800,000 to two million new jobs.
Most of these workers will require at least two year postsecondary degrees.Nano Workforce Trends
Tulsa Community College is offering electronic courses for Nanotechnology and MEMS (Micro Electrical Mechanical Systems).
Oklahoma City Community College offers
a Nanotechnology and MEMS program.
The Oklahoma State Dept. of Career and
Technology and OSU Okmulgee are
partnering on an NSF grant to create the
Oklahoma Nanotechnology Education
Initiative.Nano Technician Training
Grant opportunities and technologies available
Infrastructure, resources and incentives available to nanotech companies
Updates on current nano activities
Oklahoma Nanotech companies
Researchers involved in Nanotech research
Nano information and Activities for students and teachersNano Clearinghouse