World Nano 2023 | Hybrid Event
It is an honor and pleasure to welcome you to the World Nano 2023 conference ! Throughout my career, I have spent over 25 years in the nanotechnology research, education, and commercialization. When I started researching nanotechnology in the 1990s, I heard comments like “Nanotechnology is only hype….it will never amount to anything. It is the small science which should remain small.” But, we have persisted and nanotechnology is now a proven technology that has solved and will continue to solve numerous problems in society. Nanotechnology is well positioned for the future as various projections place nanotechnology as one of the fastest growing technologies in the decade ahead with the global nanotechnology market size valued at US $1.76 billion in 2020 and projected to reach $33.63 billion by 2030.
Further, as we continue to emerge from COVID , it is so important to make up for lost time. Even though most of us continued to do research, publish papers, and attend on-line conferences throughout COVID, we have lost a considerable amount of time to meet and establish new collaborations to solve the world’s most pressing problems. At a time when clearly we need new medicines to fight old and new diseases (especially viral), new approaches to offset global warming, new technologies to build stronger and lighter buildings, and better electronics to meet our ever changing world, we need conferences more now than ever.
This is especially true since over the “COVID years”, filling the research debate gap usually occupied by conferences, social media has taken over as a major source of false science where social media postings can go unchecked, true scientific debate is prohibited by those that post, and opinions are formed which are harmful to both scientists and research. Social media clearly does not represent the appropriate scientific process - conferences do !
So, please come out, discuss and debate the latest in nanotechnology and let’s change the world ! Let the bright sun in Orlando stimulate your next ideas that can solve the world’s most pressing needs in medicine, energy, electronics, and so much more !