As we look into the beginning of a new year, NanoScientific has a few surprises coming out. First, we will introduce NanoScientific TV, compelling interviews and videos of the leading-edge nano researchers, a sneak peek into nanotechnology of tomorrow. We will also introduce NanoScientific App, which will give you easier access to submit abstracts, read articles online and network with others using the new NS Community Forum.

We have published articles in this issue from four of our young presenters at NanoScientific Symposium for a Changing World, including Winner of “The Most Promising Future Application Award” at the Poster Exhibition, Estephany Santiago, with her article Magnetic Nanoscavangers: The New Trend To Improve Water Quality and a short Q&A from her below. Congratulations for all of our winners at NSCW, Best Poster – Lynn Krushinski; Committee Choice – Cody Leasor; Most Promising Future Application – Estephany Santiago;Committee Choice – Hang Ran; Microscopy Award – Myunghoon Choi; Best Presentation – Louis Rogowski; Most Promising Future Application – Piran Kidambi and to all the presenters who gave inspiring talks about future research that will improve our world. In this issue, you will find four of these presenters’ articles with research leading to new approaches in understanding nanoscience which were presented at the Virtual NanoScientific Symposium. Next year, in 2021, we are planning many more virtual NanoScientific Symposiums with an in person option, if possible. Stay tuned for dates of these events.

I am also proud to announce a new member to the NanoScientific Board, Marine Le Bourer, CEO of NanoTechnology World Association. Marine has been a huge collaborator with NanoScientific for several years and we are glad to have her as an official member of the board.

We pledge to continue to bring you exciting articles and symposiums that highlight the best of the most creative scientific minds of our time, who collectively are elevating nanotechnology to great new heights. We applaud the intensity and dedication that nano researchers put into the effort to unravel the mysteries of science one atom at a time. It is our honor to report on their achievements.

Stay safe during the New Year and may you have a very prosperous and rewarding year to come.

Keibock Lee

Estephany Santiago

Q&A with Estephany Santiago, winner “Most Promising Future Application” Poster at NanoScientific Symposium for a Changing World

What was it like to receive the NanoScientific Most Promising Future Application Award?
It was an honor and a pleasant surprise that my research can be considered for a promising application gives me the motivation to keep working towards new applications.

Did you enjoy the NanoScientific Symposium and would you recommend it to others?
The NanoScientific symposium is a great symposium, the best online experience that I had until now, very well organized with a great interactive website and with great presentations/posters. I will recommend all my colleagues and friends to join the upcoming symposiums.

What is your hope for your research to expand so it can be offered to clean water across the world?
My hope is that governments and private companies are encouraged to use new environmentally-friendly alternatives and invest in projects like this to take advantage of water and its reuse. It is urgent and mandatory that we focus on treating and reusing the water we throw away, to reduce our environmental impact and help the most needed communities.


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 proud to announce Editorial Board for 2021 which will be responsible for peer reviews of papers submitted for consideration and offer counsel on content for the publication.

NanoScientific 2021 Editorial Board

Dr. Rigoberto Advincula

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

Dr. Lane Baker

James L. Jackson Professor of Chemistry Indiana 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

Marine Le Bourer

Founder, The Nanotechnology World Association (NWA), created to help accelerate the integration of nanotechnologies in various industries.


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