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NanoProfessor, one of the branches of NanoInk, Inc. dedicated to the education related to nanotechnology, has declared that North Central State College of Ohio has included nanotechnology to their science curriculum. The north central college has purchased the 'NanoProfessor' which is an Educational Program curriculum of Nano science.
Ken Ekegren, who is an Assistant Professor of Engineering Technology, was granted with an Innovation Fund donation from the NC State Foundation to invest in the nanotechnology educational program. Professor Ekegren opined that "Incorporating nanotechnology in the engineering and bioscience programs is a major decision, which will make our students ready to compete for highly specialized positions in every field. He further added that the NanoProfessor curriculum will be integrated in the Engineering Materials class and will provide students with an understanding about nanoscience and its application.
Dean Hart, the Chief Commercial Officer of NanoInk said that "It is our pleasure to declare that North Central State College is the first school in Ohio to add the NanoProfessor into its ongoing science and engineering curriculum and we will be delighted to work with NC State for growing its nanotechnology focus.
North Central State College is a community centered educational organization offering supreme quality technical education to the citizens of north central Ohio.
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A breakthrough in nanotechnology by researchers at Boston College and MIT could lead to increased economic interest in solar panels. Researchers have improved the efficiency of solar-thermal flat panels by seven to eight times using nanonstructured thermoelectric materials to create a better light absorbing surface. The material was then placed within an energy-trapping, vacuum-sealed flat panel.
The combination of these two changes resulted in the improved overall efficiency of electricity production, and opens the door to expanding the technology's economic potential. Another exciting advance is the development of a flat panel hybrid that is capable of generating hot water and electricity in the same system. The ability of this new technology to generate electricity by improving existing technology at a minimal expense makes it an appealing option from a cost standpoint.
Experts are of the opinion and belief that Nanotechnology (also known as nanotech) is going to be principal sunrise industry of the 21st Century. Although Nanotechnology is a recent development in the field of scientific research, innumerable primary and ancillary business modules have been developed around the wide ranging applications of Nanotechnology.
Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology presented a report recently, in which it estimates the Nanotechnology based products industry to register an impressive growth rate of 19% between 2011 & 2013. The report further forecasts the Nanotechnology industry to reach revenues of $2.4 trillion by 2015.
This Industry has been able to sustain such phenomenal growth as a result of the huge investments in research and development by government agencies and leading corporate across the globe. This is a clear indication and testimony of the immense growth potential of the Nanotechnology industry