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Women in Engineering and Science

Women in Nanotechnology

Contributions from the Atomic Level and Up

Editors: Norris, Pamela, Friedersdorf, Lisa E. (Eds.)

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  • ·         Includes contributions from leading female scientists in nanotechnology
  • ·         Highlights topics in nanotechnology ranging from health care, to sensors, to alternative energy, to clean water, to nanoelectronics
  • ·         Presents an opportunity to learn about the breadth, depth and impact of the field of nanotechnology and women’s important contributions to it
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This book celebrates a few examples of the many women who have advanced the field of nanotechnology. The book opens with an overview of the field, illuminating how nanotechnology is opening the door to manipulating matter on a scale one billionth of a meter. Then the use of nanotechnology to improve science and scientific literacy is discussed, and strategies for incorporating nanotechnology in K-12 education are presented. Next, an array of female scientists provide technical descriptions of how their work is impacting their respective areas. Topics include applications in the energy, electronics, water, communication and health care sectors, among others. The book closes with a historical perspective on the U.S. National Nanotechnology Initiative and future prospects for nanotechnology. This book provides the opportunity to appreciate some of the key advancements made by women engineers in nanotechnology and to become inspired by the ingenuity and creativity, collaborative nature, and altruistic inventiveness of women engineers.

  • Includes contributions from leading female scientists in nanotechnology
  • Highlights topics in nanotechnology ranging from health care, to sensors, to alternative energy, to clean water, to nanoelectronics
  • Presents an opportunity to learn about the breadth, depth and impact of the field of nanotechnology and women’s important contributions to it

About the authors

Dr. Pamela Norris is the Executive Dean in the School of Engineering and Applied Science and the Frederick Tracy Morse Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of Virginia. She is recognized globally as a leading expert in nanoscale heat transfer, especially interfacial thermal transport with a focus on thermal management across a range of length scales.   Pam is well-known for her mentoring skills and for her dedication to increasing the representation and retention of women faculty in the STEM disciplines.  In 2016 she was honored with the Society of Women Engineers Distinguished Engineering Educator Award “for enduring, positive influence on students’ lives as a gifted teacher, mentor, and role model; and for promoting greater diversity in STEM higher education”.  Pam is the Vice President of Institutional Councils and serves on the Board of Directors of the American Society for Engineering Education where she also chairs the Engineering Research Council.  She also serves on the Advisory Committee to the Board of Directors of the American Society of Thermal and Fluids Engineers and on the Scientific Council for the International Centre for Heat and Mass Transfer and is an Associate Editor of Nanoscale and Microscale Thermophysical Engineering.

 

Dr. Lisa E. Friedersdorf is the Director of the NNCO. She has been involved in nanotechnology for nearly twenty years, with a particular interest in advancing technology commercialization through university-industry-government collaboration. She is also a strong advocate for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education, and has over two decades of experience teaching at both the university and high school levels. Prior to working with the NNCO, she was the Managing Director of the Institute for Nanoscale and Quantum Scientific and Technological Advanced Research (nanoSTAR) at the University of Virginia, where she fostered a campus-wide nanotechnology community, facilitated new collaborative research opportunities, and built external awareness of University capabilities and accomplishments in the field.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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eBook $84.99
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $109.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-19950-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Women in Nanotechnology
Book Subtitle
Contributions from the Atomic Level and Up
Editors
  • Pamela Norris
  • Lisa E. Friedersdorf
Series Title
Women in Engineering and Science
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-19951-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-19951-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-19950-0
Series ISSN
2509-6427
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XLII, 140
Number of Illustrations
4 b/w illustrations, 42 illustrations in colour
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