Skip to main content


Nano Technology: Small is Beautiful

Previous Next

Nanoscale materials have a great potential for positive societal impact. For example, synthesized nanoscale materials and systems can be used to create innovative applications and technologies that solve problems in the biological and medical sciences as well as in energy and climate change. This program highlights the essentials of nanoscale science, engineering, and technology—including its history, societal importance, and future implications—and will discuss the interplay between nanoscale structures, properties, and functions.

Speakers: Mark A. Ratner, Ph.D., Professor and Chair, Department of Chemistry and CoDirector, Initiative for Sustainability and Energy, Northwestern University; Milan Mrksich, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Chemistry, Northwestern University.

Recorded Thursday, February 23, 2012 at Hughes Auditorium, Northwestern University.

Get the WBEZ App

Download the best live and on-demand public radio experience. Find out more.