Lynn E. Foster is the Emerging Technologies Director of the international law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP. He authored the first trade study on nanotechnology and has organized numerous nanotechnology conferences and trade missions. Prior to joining Greenberg Traurig, Mr. Foster held technology industry positions in corporate, entrepreneurial, and government settings. He serves on advisory boards for the Nano Science & Technology Institute and the International Engineering Consortium, as well as the Executive Committee of the Caltech Enterprise Forum.
Nanotechnology: Science, Innovation, and Opportunityby Lynn E. Foster
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/b>/b>… See more details below
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 nanotechnology."
--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 academic environment."
--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 potential.
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
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Table of Contents
Foreword, Senators Joseph Lieberman and George Allen xi
About the Author xix
Contributors xxi Section One: Development Drivers 1
Chapter 1: Lessons in Innovation and Commercialization from the Biotechnology Revolution, Gerald Gallwas 3 Chapter 2: Nanotechnology and Our Energy Challenge, Richard Smalley 13
Chapter 3: Fads and Hype in Technology: The Sargasso Sea of "Some Day Soon," Peter Coffee 19
Section Two: The Players 31
Chapter 4: Nanotechnology Commercialization: Transcending Moore's Law with Molecular Electronics and Nanotechnology, Steve Jurvetson 33
Chapter 5: Investment in Nanotechnology, Daniel V. Leff and R. Douglas Moffat 57
C hapter 6: The Role of the U.S. Government in Nanoscale Science and Technology, Geoffrey M. Holdridge 63
Chapter 7: Overview of U.S. Academic Research, Julie Chen 77
Chapter 8: Understanding University Technology Transfer for Nanotechnology, Larry Gilbert and Michael Krieger 91 Chapter 9: Intellectual Property Policy and Impact, Chinh H. Pham and Charles Berman 105
Chapter 10: Entrepreneurs in the Technological Ecosystem, Jeff Lawrence and Larry Bock 117
Chapter 11: Major Corporations: Technology, Business, and the Culture of Opportunity, Jim Duncan 129
Chapter 12: Nanotechnology in Federal Labs, Meyya Meyyappan 135
Section Three: Materials and Industries 139
Chapter 13: Nanoscale Materials, Mark Reed, Sheryl Ehrman, Brent Segal, Zhong Lin Wang, and Fiona Case 141 Chapter 14: Nanotechnology-Enabled Sensors: Possibilities, Realities, and Diverse Applications, David J. Nagel and Sharon Smith 163
Chapter 15: Microelectronics, George Thompson, Stephen Goodnick, and Axel Scherer 177
Chapter 16: Drug Delivery, Jianjun Cheng and Suzie Hwang Pun 197
Chapter 17: Bio-Nano-Information Fusion, Chih-Ming Ho, Dean Ho, and Dan Garcia 209
Section Four: Convergence and Integration 223
Chapter 18: Convergence and Integration, Mihail C. Roco 225
Chapter 19: Ethical Considerations in the Advance of Nanotechnology, William Sims Bainbridge 233
Foreword to Chapter 20, Michael Kreiger 243
Chapter 20: Infinitesimal Machinery, Richard Feynman 247
Acronyms and Abbreviations 269
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