Serial No. 106-40: Nanotechnology: The State of Nano-Science and its Prospects for the Next Decade: Hearing before the Subcommittee on Basic Research of the Committee on Science, House of Representatives One Hundred Sixth Congress, First Session, June 22, 1999 [open pdf - 6MB]
The purpose of this hearing is to review federal funding of research into nanotechnology, to discuss the role of the Federal Government in supporting nanoscience research, and to discuss the economic implications of the scientific advances made in the field of nanotechnology. In Fiscal Year 1999, the Federal Government will spend approximately $230 million on nanotechnology research. Eighty percent of the funding comes from the National Science Foundation, about $90 million; the Department of Defense; the Department of Energy. The remaining money comes from the National Institutes of Health, the Department of Commerce, and NASA. In addition, the private sector has shown interest in the field of nanotechnology. The question this hearing hopes to answer is how much effort should the Federal Government be putting into taxpayer funded research in this area? Witnesses to this hearing include: Eugene Wong, Paul McWhorter, Richard Smalley, and Ralph Merkle.
Serial No. 106-40