Friday, April 12, 2013

Emerging opportunities in nanotechnology

Aerospace, Automative and Transport
  • Nanostructured metals
  • Nanocomposite
  • Anode and cathode material
  • Nano separator films
  • Nanocoating and lubricants
  • Nano fuel additives
  • Nano-enabled low-rolling resistance tire
Agrifood
  • Antibacterial functionalized nanoclay
  • Natural and edible antimicrobial nanofilms
  • Nanolaminated coatings using food grade ingredients
  • Nano-enabled immunoassays
  • Nanocoatings and lubricant
Energy
  • Nano-based thermoelectric materials
  • Nanowires to replace graphite in lithium batteries
  • Metal oxide nanowires in superconductors
Chemistry and Material
  • Carbon black
  • Graphene
  • Carbon aerogels/organic aerogels
  • Inorganic aerogels
  • Nonoxide nanoceramic films
Construction
  • Nano-additives
  • Nanoporous solids
  • Nanoparticle powders
  • Nanoscale filter materials for control of rheological properties
  • Self-cleaning window panes
Environment
  • Nano zero valent iron (NZVI) for groundwater and soil remediation
  • Photocatalysis with nanomaterial
  • Nanofiltration
Health, Medicine
  • Drug delivery
  • In vivo imaging using nanoscale contrast agents
  • Regenerative medicine water and soil remediation
Information and Communication Technology, Sensors
  • Nanophotonics in computing
  • Unified memory
  • CMOS downscaling
  • Solid-state lightning
Security
  • Sensors for explosive detection
  • Nanoparticles for forensic analysis
  • Accurate detection of fingerprints
  • Antiballistiv protective clothing 
Textiles
  • Self-cleaning textiles
  • Antibacterial and moisture management
  • Multifunctional textiles