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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 is Nano technology ?
Bob Reply
write examples of Nano molecule?
The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
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
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
what school?
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
anyone know any internet site where one can find nanotechnology papers?
Damian Reply
sciencedirect big data base
Introduction about quantum dots in nanotechnology
Praveena Reply
what does nano mean?
Anassong Reply
nano basically means 10^(-9). nanometer is a unit to measure length.
do you think it's worthwhile in the long term to study the effects and possibilities of nanotechnology on viral treatment?
Damian Reply
absolutely yes
how to know photocatalytic properties of tio2 nanoparticles...what to do now
Akash Reply
it is a goid question and i want to know the answer as well
characteristics of micro business
for teaching engĺish at school how nano technology help us
Do somebody tell me a best nano engineering book for beginners?
s. Reply
there is no specific books for beginners but there is book called principle of nanotechnology
what is fullerene does it is used to make bukky balls
Devang Reply
are you nano engineer ?
fullerene is a bucky ball aka Carbon 60 molecule. It was name by the architect Fuller. He design the geodesic dome. it resembles a soccer ball.
what is the actual application of fullerenes nowadays?
That is a great question Damian. best way to answer that question is to Google it. there are hundreds of applications for buck minister fullerenes, from medical to aerospace. you can also find plenty of research papers that will give you great detail on the potential applications of fullerenes.
what is the Synthesis, properties,and applications of carbon nano chemistry
Abhijith Reply
Mostly, they use nano carbon for electronics and for materials to be strengthened.
is Bucky paper clear?
carbon nanotubes has various application in fuel cells membrane, current research on cancer drug,and in electronics MEMS and NEMS etc
so some one know about replacing silicon atom with phosphorous in semiconductors device?
s. Reply
Yeah, it is a pain to say the least. You basically have to heat the substarte up to around 1000 degrees celcius then pass phosphene gas over top of it, which is explosive and toxic by the way, under very low pressure.
Do you know which machine is used to that process?
how to fabricate graphene ink ?
for screen printed electrodes ?
What is lattice structure?
s. Reply
of graphene you mean?
or in general
in general
Graphene has a hexagonal structure
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how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
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