Applied Nanotechnology 2nd Ed

Applied Nanotechnology 2nd Ed

Author: Jeremy Ramsden
ISBN 978-1455731893 

Hardbound, 240 Pages
An overview of nanotechnology that encompasses scientific, technological, economic and social issues – investigating the potential of nanotechnology to transform whole sectors of industry from healthcare to energy. Jeremy Ramsden provides a blueprint for those involved in the commercialization of nanotechnology. 

In Applied Nanotechnology Professor Ramsden takes an integrated approach to the scientific, commercial and social aspects of nanotechnology, exploring:

  • The relationship between nanotechnology and innovation
  • The changing economics and business models required to commercialize innovations in nanotechnology
  • Product design challenges - investigated through case studies
  • Applications in various sectors, including composite materials, energy, and agriculture
  • The role of government in promoting nanotechnology
  • The potential future of molecular self-assembly in industrial production
  • The ethics and social implications of nanotechnology

    As well as providing business models and practical examples of the innovation process, this book offers a vision of the role of nanotechnology in confronting the challenges facing humanity, from healthcare to climate change.

Part I Technology Basics

1. What is nanotechnology?

2. Science, technology, and wealth

3. Innovation

4. Why nanotechnology?

Part II Nanotechnology Products

5. The nanotechnology business

6. Miscellaneous applications

7. Information technologies

8. Applications to health

Part III Organizing Nanotechnology Business

9. The business environment

10. Assessing demand for nanotechnology

11. Design of nanotechnology products

Part IV Wide and Long-Term Issues

12. The future of nanotechnology

13. Grand challenges

14. Ethics and nanotechnology

Professor Jeremy Ramsden graduated (Natural Sciences) from Cambridge University and obtained his doctorate from the Ecole Polytechnique Federale in Lausanne. He was appointed as Professor of Nanotechnology at Cranfield University in 2002, becoming additionally Director of Research for Bionanotechnology at Cranfield University?s Kitakyushu campus in 2003.