National Nanotechnology Investment: Manufacturing, Commercialization & Job Creation

July 14, 2011

253 Russell Senate Office Building

Feature Image 3WASHINGTON, D.C.—Chairman John D. (Jay) Rockefeller IV today announced a Science and Space Subcommittee hearing on national nanotechnology investment. As the Commerce Committee considers a reauthorization of the National Nanotechnology Initiative, the hearing will examine the potential of nanotechnology, federal initiatives to coordinate research investments, barriers to commercialization, possible environmental and health risks, and steps Congress can take to improve the return on federal nanotechnology investments.

Please note the hearing will also be webcast live via the Senate Commerce Committee website at Refresh the Commerce Committee homepage 10 minutes prior to the scheduled start time to view the webcast.

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Majority Statement

  • Chairman John D. (Jay) Rockefeller IV

    U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation

Witness Panel 1

  • Dr. Chad A. Mirkin

    Director, International Institute for Nanotechnology, Northwestern University
    Member of the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology
    Mirkin Testimony (51.65 KB)
  • Dr. Charles (Chuck) H. Romine

    Acting Associate Director, Laboratory Programs, and Principal Deputy, Office of the Director
    National Institute of Standards and Technology
    Romine Testimony (305.19 KB)
  • Dr. Diandra Leslie-Pelecky

    Director, West Virginia Nano Initiative
    Professor of Physics, West Virginia University
  • Dr. Thomas O'Neal

    Associate Vice President for Research and Commercialization, University of Central Florida
    Executive Director, University of Central Florida Business Incubation Program
    O'Neal Testimony (258.61 KB)
    Appendix (830.91 KB)
  • Dr. George L. McLendon

    Howard R. Hughes Provost and Professor of Chemistry
    Rice University
    McLendon Testimony (198.19 KB)