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Texas academic facilitators

Texas academic facilitators.
Name Role(s) Texas/UK Involvement
Dr. Denis Headon Director of the TX/UK Collaborative Overall Director and Administrator of the TX/UK Collaborative
George Abbey Sr. Rice University, Baker Botts Fellow for Space Policy Co-Instigator and Partner Facilitator of the TX/UK Collaborative

Texas coalface researchers

Texas coalface researchers.
Name Role(s) Texas/UK Involvement
Prof. Mauro Ferrari Professor and Chairman of Department of Nanomedicine and Biomedical Engineering and Experimental Therapeutics, the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer CenterPresident, Alliance for NanoHealth Partner in Cancer Research Project with Dr. Steve Conlan
Dr. Terry Fossum Professor of Veterinary Surgery, Texas A&M UniversityDirector Texas A&M Institute for Preclinical Studies and the Michael E. DeBakey Institute for Comparative Cardiovascular Science and Biomedical Devices Partner in Bioengineering BSc with Swansea University Engineering and Medical Schools

Wales political supporters

Wales political supporters.
Name Role(s) Texas/UK Involvement
Edwina Hart AM, MBE Minister of Health and Social Services Sponsor of Strategic Initiatives aligned with the Collaborative
Paul Williams OBE Director of NHS Wales Former Director of ABM NHS Trust, Clinical Trials Partner, Involved in Pan Wales Development of the Collaborative

Wales academic facilitators

Wales academic facilitators.
Name Role(s) Texas/UK Involvement
Prof. Julian Hopkin Rector of Swansea University Medical School Intuitional and Political Champion of the TX/UK Collaborative
Prof. Ian Cluckie Pro-Vice Chancellor Research, Swansea University Intuitional

Wales coalface researchers

Wales coalface researchers.
Name Role(s) Texas/UK Involvement
Prof. John White Chair of Research Swansea University Medical School Head of Cancer Research ILS Involved in the Collaborative since 2007, Collaborative Champion in the School of Medicine, Collaborating in Reproductive Cancer Research with Baylor College of Medicine
Dr. Steve Conlan Co-Director of CNH Researcher interest: Cancer Involved in the Collaborative since 2007, Collaborative Champion in CNH, Collaborating with MD Anderson Cancer Research Center

Interview observations

The semi-structured interviews investigated a range of sub-hypotheses through questioning amongst the stakeholder groups. The following sections outline the key findings of these interviews, highlighting areas of alignment and non-alignment amongst stakeholders regarding these issues, together with other observations.

Political supporter

Political supporter responses.
Question Alignment Non-Alignment Other Observations
Is there Regional Coherence and what can be done to improve or strengthen? Recognition of critical role of collaboration; Coherence exists yet room for improvement remains; Commitment to supporting further developments Stronger coherence in Wales with the Public Sector; Stronger Coherence in Texas with Private Sector Welsh Assembly Government Supports Regional Coherence; At the institutional levels it is seen that there is a hindrance from senior management
Are institutions across the region responsive to the collaboration agenda? In the main all are responsive; Institutional responsiveness is led by individuals Greater cajoling needed on the Welsh side Within Wales, funding mechanisms have not yet driven collaboration
Do you see collaboration as a strategic imperative for institutions? All agree, Yes Some institutions see collaboration as a “means”, others as an “end” On both sides it was seen to be away of accessing more research funds and drives ratings
What do you see the role of government as being? Facilitator&Funder; Providing light touch support Texas no government involvement at Board level
Is the regional cluster growing and in the right direction? All agree, Yes Within Wales dual agendas of Healthcare delivery and Broader-Education and Economic Development Agenda Texas am more Mature Cluster, Wales is still in its Infancy; Both recognize the Economic Impact of the Sector

Questions & Answers

what are the products of Nano chemistry?
Maira Reply
There are lots of products of nano chemistry... Like nano coatings.....carbon fiber.. And lots of others..
learn
Even nanotechnology is pretty much all about chemistry... Its the chemistry on quantum or atomic level
learn
Preparation and Applications of Nanomaterial for Drug Delivery
Hafiz Reply
Application of nanotechnology in medicine
what is variations in raman spectra for nanomaterials
Jyoti Reply
I only see partial conversation and what's the question here!
Crow Reply
what about nanotechnology for water purification
RAW Reply
please someone correct me if I'm wrong but I think one can use nanoparticles, specially silver nanoparticles for water treatment.
Damian
yes that's correct
Professor
I think
Professor
what is the stm
Brian Reply
is there industrial application of fullrenes. What is the method to prepare fullrene on large scale.?
Rafiq
industrial application...? mmm I think on the medical side as drug carrier, but you should go deeper on your research, I may be wrong
Damian
How we are making nano material?
LITNING Reply
what is a peer
LITNING Reply
What is meant by 'nano scale'?
LITNING Reply
What is STMs full form?
LITNING
scanning tunneling microscope
Sahil
how nano science is used for hydrophobicity
Santosh
Do u think that Graphene and Fullrene fiber can be used to make Air Plane body structure the lightest and strongest. Rafiq
Rafiq
what is differents between GO and RGO?
Mahi
what is simplest way to understand the applications of nano robots used to detect the cancer affected cell of human body.? How this robot is carried to required site of body cell.? what will be the carrier material and how can be detected that correct delivery of drug is done Rafiq
Rafiq
if virus is killing to make ARTIFICIAL DNA OF GRAPHENE FOR KILLED THE VIRUS .THIS IS OUR ASSUMPTION
Anam
analytical skills graphene is prepared to kill any type viruses .
Anam
Any one who tell me about Preparation and application of Nanomaterial for drug Delivery
Hafiz
what is Nano technology ?
Bob Reply
write examples of Nano molecule?
Bob
The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
brayan
nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
Damian
Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
Renato
What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
?
Kyle
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
Adin
why?
Adin
what school?
Kyle
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
Joe
anyone know any internet site where one can find nanotechnology papers?
Damian Reply
research.net
kanaga
sciencedirect big data base
Ernesto
how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
Smarajit Reply
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