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Academic facilitator

Academic facilitator responses.
Question Alignment Non-Alignment Other Observations
How does your institution align with Regional Partners? Strongly where funding opportunities exist, yet also see benefits impact; Work with broad range of stakeholders Apart from Swansea no other Welsh Institutions are involved; Within Wales WAG Policy makes alignment
How is your institution changing to facilitate collaboration? Strategic, multi-disciplinary partnerships Within Wales there was a mix of alignment to Public Sector Research focus versus multinational enterprise inward investment Rice’s research collaboration Building and Swansea’s ILS I&II and CNH
How is collaboration embedded in your strategic plan? Institutional endorsement of programs that facilitate collaboration On both sides by institution endorsing and funding of research infrastructure project; In Wales via building on regionally funded projects
What do you see the role of government as being? Facilitator Within Wales it was seen that is a thicker layer of bureaucracy Within Texas, there was a stronger sense of government enabling vs. imposing
Is the regional cluster growing and in the right direction? Yes, with plenty of scope Yes, with the funding of Infrastructure for R&D

Coalface researcher

Coalface researcher responses.
Question Alignment Non-Alignment Other Observations
How do you work with other regional stakeholders? Via International, National and Regional Research Funders, Companies and Academic Research Initiatives Within Texas, it was highlighted that they are better at translating both research and commercial potential to stakeholders
Is your institution responsive to the collaboration agenda? Yes Within Wales, it was seen that in some cases prodding had to be done at the Senior Management Level Slight misalignment on the Welsh side between what Management wants and what Researchers want
Do you see collaboration as a strategic imperative for your institutions? Absolutely In Wales it was seen to be a way to develop indirect research funds that otherwise might Key for both sides in the development of research and funding
What do you see the role of government as being? Funder In Wales, Government tries to operate outside its areas of expertise On both sides government was seen as the funder through Research Councils and other mechanisms both regionally and nationally
Is the regional cluster growing and in the right direction? YesAll highlighted the respective development stage of the clusters On the Welsh side it was seen that working with Texas would allow for their cluster to develop faster.

Other observations

In addition to the specific issues explored through the core questions asked in the semi-structured interviews, a number of participants made comments and observations of interest to the study. These include the following:

Dr. gillis, rice university (former president and chair of the tx/uk collaborative)

How started: UK government was looking for a high density of R&D in the Medical Sector and were reviewing the Boston Areas, they were convinced to also look at Houston where the Texas Medical Center, the US largest Research and Medical facility.

Questions & Answers

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
On having this app for quite a bit time, Haven't realised there's a chat room in it.
what is biological synthesis of nanoparticles
Sanket Reply
how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
Smarajit Reply
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