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Alan H. Goldstein, Ph.D., who holds the Fierer Chair of Biomaterials Engineering in the School of Engineering at Alfred University, has been appointed by the National Research Council to a committee that will conduct an evaluation of the National Nanotechnology Initiative. This committee will also perform a one-time assessment of the need for standards, guidelines or strategies for ensuring the responsible development of nanotechnology. This effort will include a workshop to study the technical feasibility of molecular self-assembly for the manufacture of materials and devices at the molecular scale. Goldstein's appointment to this panel is based on both the growing success of Alfred's Biomedical Materials Engineering Science Program and his own popular articles on the science and ethics of nanotechnology.
Alfred's website is located at http://www.alfred.edu.