Technology Roadmap for Productive Nanosystems

RoadmapCover150Press Release: “From Here to There: Nanotechnology Roadmap — Foresight Nanotech Institute and Battelle Unveil a Technology Roadmap for Productive Nanosystems”

What Industry Experts are Saying

Productive Nanosystems: A Technology Roadmap (198 pages, 2.1 MB PDF)

Working Group Proceedings (210 pages, 14.6 MB PDF)

“The Technology Roadmap for Productive Nanosystems charts a path beginning with current nanotechnology capabilities to advanced systems. The Roadmap is a first attempt to lay out a step-by-step course of development that must take place to move from one stage to another, with milestones for achieving each step. With the support and collaboration of our partners, The Waitt Family Foundation and Battelle, we identify the gap between the basic nanostructured materials of today, and the potential of productive nanosystems.”
—Foresight Nanotech Institute

About The Waitt Family Foundation – Helping Good People do Great Things


The Waitt Family Foundation was established by Gateway Founder Ted Waitt in 1993 and is headquartered in La Jolla, California. The Foundation is affiliated with three institutes formed by Waitt, including the Institute for Historical Discovery, the Institute for Violence Prevention, and the Institute for Scientific Breakthroughs. The Foundation is led by its President, John Heubusch. For more information about The Waitt Family Foundation and its related

About Battelle


Battelle is a global leader in science and technology. Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, it develops and commercializes technology and manages laboratories for customers. Battelle, with the national labs it manages or co-manages, oversees 19,000 staff members and conducts $3 billion in annual research and development. Battelle innovations include the development of the office copier machine (Xerox), pioneering work on compact disc technology, medical technology advancements, and fiber optic technologies. For more information about

Roadmap Steering Committee Members

paul_alivistadosPaul Alivisatos, Chancellor’s Professor of Chemistry and Materials Science, UC Berkeley, and Director, Materials Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Alex_KawzcakAlex Kawczak, Vice President, BioProducts and Nanostructured Materials, Battelle
Pearl_ChinPearl Chin, Research Fellow, Foresight Nanotech Institute Charles_LieberCharles M. Lieber, Professor, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Division of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University
drexlerK. Eric Drexler, Chief Technical Advisor, Nanorex Christine_PetersonChristine Peterson, Vice President, Foresight Nanotech Institute
mauro_ferrariMauro Ferrari, University of Texas-Houston Institute of Molecular Medicine – NanoMedicine john_randleJohn Randall, Chief Technology Officer, Zyvex
doon_gibDoon Gibbs, Deputy Director for Science and Technology, Brookhaven National Laboratory jim_robertoJim Roberto, Chief Research Officer and Deputy Laboratory Director, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
William_GoddardWilliam A. Goddard, III, Professor of Chemistry and Applied Physics, California Institute of Technology and Director, Materials and Process Simulation Center nadrian_seemanNadrian C. Seeman, Professor of Chemistry, New York University and President, International Society for Nanoscale Science, Computation and Engineering
william_haseltineWilliam A. Haseltine, President, William A. Haseltine Foundation for Medical Sciences and the Arts rick_snyderRick Snyder, CEO of Ardesta, Chairman of Gateway
Steve-JurvetsonSteve Jurvetson, Managing Director, Draper Fisher Jurvetson fraser_stoddardJ. Fraser Stoddart, Board of Trustees Professor of Chemistry, Northwestern University
  Ted-WaittTed Waitt, Chairman of Avalon Capital Group and the Waitt Family Foundation


Working Group Members

For a complete list of researchers who contributed material or attended Working Group sessions, see the Working Group page.

Roadmap Partners

BIO_logoBiotechnology Industry Organization (BIO), the leading biotechnology industry group   NSTI_logoNano Science and Technology Institute (NSTI), the leading organization for the development and integration of nanotechnology
epri_logoElectric Power Research Institute (EPRI), the leading power industry research organization   semi_logoSEMI, the leading global industry association for equipment, materials and service companies enabling micro- and nano-scale manufacturing
nano_business_logoNanoBusiness Alliance (NBA), the leading nanotechnology business association   SME_logoSociety of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), the world’s leading professional society supporting manufacturing education
SPIElogosmallSPIE, an international society advancing an interdisciplinary approach to the science and application of light.    


Other Participants

Project Management

  • Alex Kawczak, Battelle Memorial Institute
  • K. Eric Drexler, Nanorex
  • John Randall, Zyvex Labs
  • James Von Ehr, Zyvex Labs
  • Pearl Chin, Foresight Nanotech Institute
  • Christine Peterson, Foresight Nanotech Institute


  • K. Eric Drexler, Nanorex
  • John Randall, Zyvex Labs
  • Stephanie Corchnoy, Synchrona
  • Jeffrey Soreff, IBM
  • Damian Allis, Syracuse University
  • James Von Ehr, Zyvex Labs
  • Alex Kawczak, Battelle Memorial Institute
  • Michael L. Steve, Battelle Memorial Institute

Front Cover Design

  • Katharine Green, Zyvex Labs


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