Ashwani Gupta Chosen for Presidental Committee

ME Professor Ashwani Gupta has been invited to be a member of the Nanotechnology Technical Advisory Group (TAG) of the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST). In response to a request by President Bush, PCAST is undertaking a review of the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI). The purpose of TAG is to provide input and feedback to the PCAST as it conducts its NNI review. In order to perform its review, PCAST has formed three Task Forces in the following areas: Materials/Electronics/Photonics; Energy/Environment; and Biology/Medicine/Societal Issues.

Although the TAG will not be required to meet as a whole, individual members may be called upon to participate in discussions with members of one or more of the PCAST Task Forces, or may be contacted occasionally by phone or email.

The TAG will be composed of experts in nanotechnology representing a range of disciplines. The fields in which Dr. Gupta is particularly knowledgeable are critical components of the NNI-sponsored research and development program.

Published June 15, 2003