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Enhancing New Areas of Content on InterNano, the National Nanomanufacturing Network Welcomes New Contributing Editors

Written by Jessica Adamick
November 29, 2012

In an effort to better serve the information needs of the nanomanufacturing community and stakeholders, the NNN is expanding the content areas on InterNano, the online information portal for the NNN, providing expert reviews, highlights, and menu additions on topics including Nanomanufacturing process control, Technology Transfer, Commercialization, and Economic Impact of NanoTechnology. Central to enhancing the information content provided is the addition of several new editorial staff to InterNano having specific expertise and backgrounds unique to these topics. As such, the National Nanomanufacturing Network welcomes the new contributing editors to its team.


Stacey Frederick is a Research Scientist at the Center on Globalization, Governance & Competitiveness at the Social Science Research Institute of Duke University and at the University of California Center for Nanotechnology in Society. Frederick is examining California’s footprint in nanotechnology and its emerging research networks and resources by conducting a value chain analysis of California's nanotechnology industry. Results will feed into a California in the Nanotechnology Economy website, which highlights California’s position in the national and global value chain and showcase how visual analytic tools can be used to do this. Frederick’s research includes applied value chain analysis and developing new ways to conduct value chain studies and visual results. Her main subject areas include economic development, the textile and apparel industry, and nanotechnology.  Frederick holds a Ph.D. in Textile Technology Management from North Carolina State University. Frederick's editoral area is value and supply chain analysis and related economic impact.


Qiang Huang is an Associate Professor and Gordon S. Marshall Early Career Chair in Engineering at the University of Southern California Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering. Dr. Huang's research has been focusing on quality and productivity improvement for advanced manufacturing systems under uncertainties, with special emphasis on Integrated Nanomanufacturing and Nanoinformatics (INN). The INN research will lead to new methodologies and tools for improving nanomanufacturing process repeatability through interdisciplinary research. Dr. Huang's research has been supported by National Science Foundation (NSF) (including the prestigious NSF CAREER award) and Office of Naval Research. Dr. Huang has served as an Associate Editor (Quality, Micro and Nanomanufacturing Systems) for SME Journal of Manufacturing Systems since 2008. He was one of the editors for Special Issue of the IIE Transactions on Quality and Reliability Engineering/Manufacturing and Design: "Quality, Sensing and Prognostics Issues in Nanomanufacturing". He was a member of scientic committee (Editorial Board) for the North American Manufacturing Research Institution (NAMRI) of SME, 2009-2011. He was Associate Editor (Automation in Meso, Micro and Nano-Scale) for 2009 and 2010 IEEE Conference on Automation Science and Engineering. Huang holds a Ph.D. and MS in Mechanical Engineering from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, an MA in Statistics from the University of Michigan, and a Ph.D. in Industrial & Operations Engineering from the University of Michigan. Huang's editoral area is nanoinformatics and nanomanufacturing.


Alan Rae is the CEO of The NanoMaterials Innovation Center LLC (NMIC) in Alfred, NY. Dr. Rae has extensive experience in product commercialization and business development in Ceramics, Electronics and Alternative Energy. Most recently, as founder of TPF Enterprises LLC he conducted SBIR and BAA funded research for the US Air Force and Army Corps of Engineers and consulted extensively on topics ranging from solar module construction and cell structure commercialization to graphene commercialization, novel circuit board materials, ceramic components and electronics waterproofing. He is a NYSERDA Entrepreneur in Residence and serves on their Directed Energy Committee. He is active in industry organizations including ANSI-TC229 (Nanotechnologies) and iNEMI where he serves as Director of Research. Rae holds a Ph.D. in Metallurgy & Engineering Materials and an MBA in Business Administration, both from the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Rae's editorial area is nanotechnology/tech transfer and commercialization.


Vincent Caprio, a returning member of the InterNano editorial staff, is the Executive Director of the NanoBusiness Commercialization Association. Mr. Caprio is one of the foremost advocates for government funding of emerging technologies at both the State and Federal levels. Mr. Caprio has testified before the state legislatures of New York and Connecticut, and has participated in NanoBusiness’ Washington, DC Roundtable for the past nine years. Mr. Caprio is the founder and event director of the 10th Annual NanoBusiness Conference being held in Boston, MA at the Seaport World Trade Center. During the past five years (2006-2011), Mr. Caprio was an invited speaker and guest lecturer on Nanotechnology at over 50 conferences. In 2010 Mr. Caprio has spoken at the NNI Strategic Planning Stakeholder Workshop and the Nanotechnology Partnership Forum at NIST. Caprio holds an MBA from Northeastern University. Caprio's editoral area is commercialization and technology advocacy.  

The NNN continues to seek additional Contributing Editors and provide new and unique content areas on InterNano on topics relevant to nanomanufacturing and commercialization of Nanotechnology-enabled products. By publishing content on InterNano, you will not only make an important contribution to the growing body of nanomanufacturing literature, you will also bring visibility to the domain and to the experts who are engaged with it. All InterNano articles are assigned quality metadata and are search engine optimized so that your work will be easily found. All Expert Reviews receive a Digital Object Identifier (DOI), which enables persistent identification in a digital environment. Articles are often featured in the National Nanomanufacturing Network’s monthly newsletter and weekly mailer, which is distributed to 4,500 (and growing) subscribers.

InterNano areas of coverage include nanomanufacturing processes; tools for nanomanufacturing; nanoscale objects and nanostructured materials; nanomanufacturing characterization techniques; environmental, health and safety considerations for nanomanfuacturing; social and economic implications of nanomanufacturing; informatics and standards for nanomanufacturing; commercialization, regulation, and intellectual property. 

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Last updated: November 30, 2012

Tags: National Nanomanufacturing Network, Vincent Caprio, Alan Rae, Stacey Frederick, Qiang Huang

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