Advances in translational nanotechnology: Challenges and opportunities

Shyam S. Mohapatra, Robert D. Frisina, Subhra Mohapatra, Kevin B. Sneed, Eleni Markoutsa, Tao Wang, Rinku Dutta, Ratka Damnjanovic, Manh Huong Phan, Daniel J. Denmark, Manas R. Biswal, Andrew R. McGill, Ryan Green, Mark Howell, Payal Ghosh, Alejandro Gonzalez, Nadia Tasnim Ahmed, Brittney Borresen, Mitchell Farmer, Melissa GaetaKrishna Sharma, Christen Bouchard, Danielle Gamboni, Jamie Martin, Bianca Tolve, Mandip Singh, Jack W. Judy, Chenzhong Li, Swadeshmukul Santra, Sylvia Daunert, Elnaz Zeynaloo, Ryan M. Gelfand, Steven Lenhert, Eric S. McLamore, Dong Xiang, Victoria Morgan, Lisa E. Friedersdorf, Ratnesh Lal, Thomas J. Webster, David P. Hoogerheide, Thanh Duc Nguyen, Martin J. D'Souza, Mustafa Çulha, Pierre P.D. Kondiah, Donald K. Martin

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The burgeoning field of nanotechnology aims to create and deploy nanoscale structures, devices, and systems with novel, size-dependent properties and functions. The nanotechnology revolution has sparked radically new technologies and strategies across all scientific disciplines, with nanotechnology now applied to virtually every area of research and development in the US and globally. NanoFlorida was founded to create a forum for scientific exchange, promote networking among nanoscientists, encourage collaborative research efforts across institutions, forge strong industry-academia partnerships in nanoscience, and showcase the contributions of students and trainees in nanotechnology fields. The 2019 NanoFlorida International Conference expanded this vision to emphasize national and international participation, with a focus on advances made in translating nanotechnology. This review highlights notable research in the areas of engineering especially in optics, photonics and plasmonics and electronics; biomedical devices, nano-biotechnology, nanotherapeutics including both experimental nanotherapies and nanovaccines; nano-diagnostics and -theranostics; nano-enabled drug discovery platforms; tissue engineering, bioprinting, and environmental nanotechnology, as well as challenges and directions for future research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number4881
JournalApplied Sciences (Switzerland)
Issue number14
StatePublished - Jul 2020
Externally publishedYes


  • Biosensing
  • Conference
  • Microfluidics
  • Nanoflorida
  • Nanomedicine
  • Nanotechnology
  • Nanotherapeutics
  • Tissue engineering

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Instrumentation
  • Engineering(all)
  • Process Chemistry and Technology
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes


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