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Welcome to our Summer Issue of NanoScientific.

With the start of summer, the natural world is buzzing with life. Baby birds are leaving the nest and you can spot colorful butterflies emerge from their chrysalis after just 10 to 14 days. The magnificence of biology in nature dumbfounds scientist to this day. Nanoscience technology can help put the puzzle pieces together of not just the biology we can see, but also the unknown actions of particles we have yet to image.

In this issue, we feature an article about OFI cactus who make pectin naturally that can teach us about responsive hydrogel coatings from Pectin Polysaccharides in research being done at the Department of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering, University of South Florida. This research explores pectin polysaccharides, complex and structurally diverse group of natural polymers that could lead towards replacing petroleum-based polymers with sustainable alternatives.

We also have an abstract from Prof. Cady, who obtained his Ph.D. in Microbiology and is currently a professor of nanobioscience in the College of Nanoscale Science at SUNY Polytechnic Institute, called “Probing the Intersection of Nanotechnology and Biology”.
Dr. Cady will be presenting this entire lecture at the 2nd Annual NanoScientific Symposium at SUNY on Nov. 19, 2019.

This issue also offers an inside look into the next-generation underground neutrino detectors being built around the world and what they may tell us about the universe. We also share an article on ISO Standards being developed for Surface Chemistry Analysis and single particle inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry (SP ICP-MS). Our application note is focused on Hivac Advantages of High Vacuum for Electrical Scanning Probe Microscopy and in the column Materials Matter we examine Supramolecular Chemistry, Nanomachines, and AFM.

Lastly, we honor the legendary, Dr. Calvin Quate with a tribute from one of his colleagues, his contribution to nanoscience is far reaching and his love of science and new discoveries had a worldwide impact on so many and he was a true inspiration.






Keibock Lee

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About us

NANOscientific is published quarterly to showcase advancements in the field of Nanoscience and technology across a wide range of multidisciplinary areas of research. The publication is offered free to anyone who works in the field of Nanotechnology, Nanoscience, Microscopy and other related fields of study and manufacturing. For inquiries about submitting story ideas, please contact Deborah West, Content Editor at debbiewest@nanoscientific.org. Art Director, Debbie Bishop.

A list of Global Nanotech Organizations

The International Association of Nanotechnology is a non-profit organization with the goals of fostering scientific research and business development in the area of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology for benefits of society. The Association fosters friendship, equality and cooperation amongst its members around the world.  The Association conducts workforce training programs to equip a new generation of scientists, engineers and technicians working in nanotech and cleantech industries. Website: www.nanotechnologyworld.org

The Nanotechnology World Association provides its members with access to a vast network of more than 70,000 individuals and organizations who are leading the research, development, manufacturing and commercialization of nanotechnology worldwide. The association was created to help accelerate the integration of nanotechnologies in various industries — such as medical, energy, electronics, transportation and materials — by providing information, resources and tools, by connecting researchers and organizations, and by fostering knowledge sharing and cooperation. Promoting collaboration and networking is a part of the process towards sustainable success. Opening to new interdisciplinary approaches represents a new challenge for material scientists. This is particularly important in fields such as Nanoengineering, Nanoelectronics and Nanomedicine. Website: www.ianano.org

The Nanotechnology Industries Association (NIA) is the leading voice of the nanotechnology industries. On behalf of membership across Europe and around the world, we support the development of nanotech innovations that improve the lives of consumers, preserve our environment and advance our world.

NIA and our Members are committed to the safe, sustainable and beneficial use of nanotechnology and nanomaterials across all industries. We believe in fostering a better understanding of nanotechnology’s important role in society and building a positive global environment for nanotech innovation. www.nanotechia.org


NanoScientific is pleased to announce they have selected a new Editorial Board for 2019 which will be responsible for peer reviews of papers submitted for consideration and offer counsel on content for the publication. We are proud to welcome the 2019 NanoScientific Editorial Board members.

NanoScientific 2019 Editorial Board

Dr. Rigoberto Advincula, Professor, Department of Macromolecular Science and Engineering at Case Western Reserve University.



Mr. Phil Kaszuba, Global Foundries Senior Member of Technical Staff and lead engineer in their Scanning Probe Microscopy (SPM) laboratory.

Dr. John A. Marohn, Professor & Director of Undergraduate Studies,Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology Member, Field of Materials Science & Engineering, Cornell University.

Dr. Ye Tao, Rowland Fellow & Principle Investigator, Rowland Institute of Science at Harvard University, BA Harvard in Biochemistry, PhD MIT/ ETH Zurich Chemistry

Dr. Gwo-Ching Wang, Travelstead Institute Chair, Dept. of Physics, Applied Physics & Astronomy, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Dr. Jiahua Jack Zhu, PhD, University of Akron, Associate Professor, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering.

Dr. Yiping Zhao Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Director, Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center, The University of Georgia.


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