Sunday, December 26, 2004

Sleeping nanogiant stirs

2005 China International Conference on Nanoscience and Technology - ChinaNano 2005 (

    China has realized the importance of nanotechnology for future economic development and is responding to global trends.

    In the middle of 1980s, the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) initiated support on the development of SPM and other scientific issues at the nanometer scale (1987-1995). The Ministry of Science and Technology of China approved the ‘Climbing up' project and supported nanomaterial science for ten successive years from 1990 to 1999. Over 3,000 researchers contribute to the field.

    In 1999, the Ministry of Science and Technology started a national key basic research project ‘Nanomaterial and Nanostructure', to continually support the basic research on nanomaterials such as nanotubes.

    ... China has planned to spend USD250-300 million within the current five-year plan (2001-2005). More aggressive initiatives are about to launch. The National Center for NanoScience and Technology of China (NCNST) is currently being built near the Peking University , Tsinghua University , and the Chinese Academia of Sciences (CAS) and is expected to finish in 2 years. The government has allocated USD33 million for building this National Research Center.

    (1) Nanoscience and Nanotechnology in China (Li-Jun Wan, Chun-Li Bai) ( Download word file )

    (2) Funding and Networks for Nanotechnology in China (Si-Shen Xie) ( Download pdf file )

    ... We would like to concentrate our resources to hold an international conference on Nanotechnology. The ChinaNANO 2005 ( ) is the world's premier conference of leading scientists in the highly active fields of theory, design and implementation of nanoscience and technology. The conference will focus on nanomaterials and nanostructures, nanodevices and nanofabrications, nanobiotechnology, and nanoscale modeling and computation, nanoscale characterization and measurement technology, novel applications of nanotechnology. More here

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