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October 2014

White House Nanotechnology Report Highlights Foundry Research

On October 10, the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) released their Report to the President and Congress on the Fifth Assessment of the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI). The report recommends that the Federal Government accelerate its activities aimed at facilitating the commercialization of the past decade’s worth of Federally sponsored research, thereby enabling the Nation to reap the benefits of this investment.

In their report, PCAST chose to highlight two success stories made possible by the nation's investment in nanotechnology through the NNI. The first, found on page 10, describes the work of Molecular Foundry scientists who developed electrochromic nanoparticles that are being used to make switchable "smart" windows. More information on this research can be found on the Molecular Foundry's news archive.

Read the White House press release and the full PCAST report.