Since Richard Feynman’s 1959 visionary talk “There’s plenty of Room at the Bottom”, technologists have dedicated themselves to exploring the frontiers of scaling down to the nano. As if achieving such a feat wasn’t challenging enough, the physics of materials now begin to change in this realm. But its all worth the frustration (and price): better computing, protective textiles, and revolutionary medical delivery methods. There is no doubt that our world has changed and will continue to change because of new advancements in nanotechnology. In this discussion we'll explore the history, present day, and future of the nanotechnology field.
Dr. Jesse Jur is an Assistant Professor of Textile Engineering, Chemistry & Science at NC State University’s College of Textiles. He received his PhD in Materials Science and Engineering from N.C. State and has spent the last 12+ years researching primarily at the nanoscale, including experiences in the semiconductor and opto-electronics industries. His research now mainly focuses on applying the use of nanotechnology to textiles applications.
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