USA Policy Document

National Nanotechnology Initiative Strategic Plan

2016 - 2019


A future in which the ability to understand and control matter at the nanocale leads to a revolution in technology and industry that benefits society.


R & D focus Materials
R & D focus surface/interface science and catalysis
R & D focus fundamental physical and chemical processes at the nanoscale
R & D focus bio nanoscience and nanotechnology
R & D focus devices, systems and complex processes based on N&N
R & D focus ethical, legal, and societal aspects (ELSA) including health, safety and the environment
Priority sector Energy and the environment
Priority sector ICT and microsystems
Priority sector Health and biotechnology
Priority sector Ocean and food