Nanotechnology for a Sustainable Future: Addressing Global Challenges with the International Network4Sustainable Nanotechnology

Lisa Pokrajac, Ali Abbas, Wojciech Chrzanowski, Goretti M. Dias, Benjamin J. Eggleton, Steven Maguire, Elicia Maine, Timothy Malloy, Jatin Nathwani, Linda Nazar, Adrienne Sips, Junichi Sone, Albert van den Berg, Paul S. Weiss, Sushanta K. Mitra*

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Abstract

Nanotechnology has important roles to play in international efforts in sustainability. We discuss how current and future capabilities in nanotechnology align with and support the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. We argue that, as a field, we can accelerate the progress toward these goals both directly through technological solutions and through our special interdisciplinary skills in communication and tackling difficult challenges. We discuss the roles of targeting solutions, technology translation, the circular economy, and a number of examples from national efforts around the world in reaching these goals. We have formed a network of leading nanocenters to address these challenges globally and seek to recruit others to join us.
Original languageEnglish
Article number15
Pages (from-to)18608-18623
Number of pages15
JournalACS nano
Volume15
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Dec 2021

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