February 7, 2014 – University of Alberta
Nanotechnology is an emerging scientific field that utilizes the novel properties of nanomaterials to develop products and enhance processes to make them more efficient and sustainable. Important to Alberta’s economy, nanotechnology has found applications in energy and the environment, health and medical technologies, and agriculture and forestry. By improving the sustainability of industries while developing new technologies, more jobs can be generated which in turn will enhance the economy. At the fundamental level, research in nanotechnology will fuel these developments.