US-Africa Forum on Nanotechnology Convergence

Invited Speakers

Mihail C. Roco

Mihail C. Roco is the founding chair of the U.S. National Science and Technology Council's subcommittee on Nanoscale Science, Engineering and Technology (NSET) and the Senior Advisor for Science and Engineering at the National Science Foundation (NSF).  Prior to joining NSF, he was a professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Kentucky (1981-1995) and held professorships at the California Institute of Technology (1988-89), Tohoku University (1989), Johns Hopkins University (1993-1995), and Delft University of Technology (1997-98).

Roco is credited with thirteen inventions and has contributed over two hundred and fifty articles and twenty-one books on multiphase systems, laser visualization, computer simulations, nanoparticles and nanosystems, trends in emerging technologies, and societal implications. These include "Particulate Two-phase Flow" (1993), Converge Technologies for Improving Human Performance(2003), "Managing Nano-Bio-Info-Cogno Innovations" (2007), and "Mapping Nanotechnology Knowledge and Innovation" (2009). Other books include "Nanotechnology Research Directions for Societal Needs in 2020" (2011), "Convergence of Knowledge, Technology and Society" (2013), and "Handbook of Science and Technology Convergence" (2016). Read more.

Prof Malik Maaza

Professor M. Maaza is a joint staff of UNISA & iThemba LABS-NRF. His research expertise is geared towards nanosciences & Nanotechnology as well as multi-functional materials at the nanoscale. He is the current holder of the UNESCO UNISA AFRICA Chair in Nanosciences/Nanotechnology.He is Fellow of the African Academy of Sciences, Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry London.Fellow of the New York Academy of Sciences, Fellow of the Islamic Academy of Sciences.Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences of India,Fellow of the European Academy of Sciences.












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