What should I study if I want a career in nanotechnology?
Which universities offer the best educational and research opportunities?
Frequently we are asked these questions, or something similar.
Answers are now available from Small Times magazine. Or, at least, some answers.
If you want to know which U.S. universities rank highest in categories such as research programs, industry outreach, courses and facilities offered, and so on, this is a good place to start. If, that is, you are planning to study in the United States.
For those of you in other countries, no educational institutions were consulted or ranked. That's too bad, because in the very same issue of the magazine, you can read several articles about the globalization of technology and its impacts. Perhaps Small Times will follow up this U.S.-centric guide with one for the other 95% of the world.
To be fair, the magazine did publish short articles highlighting educational programs in Singapore and Switzerland. So, now there are only about 190 nations left to cover.
Oh, and one more thing. Everything described in the article falls into what we call "nanoscale technologies" -- not molecular manufacturing, the most promising and transformative field of nanotechnology.
As time goes by and continued progress is made, this will change. When it does, and universities in the United States and around the world are ready to study this vital subject, we have some suggestions for where to begin.
We only hope that by then it's not too late.