Big future for nanoscience

Government support for nanotechnology research is essential if the sector is to develop properly, according to an expert in the field

9th July, 2011

The government must maintain it s commitment to funding high-level research if Ireland is to remain competitive as one of the main global centres for nanoscience, according to one of the country’s leading experts in the field.

Diarmuid O’Brien, director of the Centre for Research on Adaptive Nanostructures and Nanodevices (Crann) at Trinity College Dublin, said that Ireland was ranked sixth in the world for nanoscience research and eighth for materials science. In...

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