The mission of the Florida Association for Nanotechnology (FAN) is to provide a forum to:
a) Promote research and education in the frontiers of nanosciences and nanotechnologies, including the fields of nano-electronics, nano-energy and environment sciences, nano-food technology, and nano-biotechnology;
b) Create a network of scientists, academicians and industrialists working to educate and train the new generation of scientists in the State of Florida; and
c) Foster interdisciplinary collaborations at the State, National and International levels to translate these advances in nano-sciences and -technologies to applications for human welfare”.
Vision and Goals
The vision of the Florida Association for Nanotechnology (FAN) is to develop an annual Florida-centric Conference with the following vision.
Enhance workforce skill development through an annual conference promoting participation of students and trainees, particularly aimed at increasing diversity and inclusion of a minorities in enhancement of their technology skills leadership and success.
Encourage and showcase the contributions of young graduate, undergraduate students and postdoctoral trainees by creating a student-friendly event, where they can present their research among their peers thereby ensuring a new generation of nano-scientists.
Create a forum for researchers in Florida for scientific exchange and to help identify emerging challenges at the frontiers of nanoscience and nanotechnology.
Promote closer research ties and networking opportunities within the Florida nanoscience community.
Foster and encourage collaborative research efforts between academicians from different Florida universities and institutes and beyond nationally and internationally.
Forge strong industry-academia partnerships in the field of nanoscience and nanoengineering- and nanobio- technologies to promote market driven research and innovation in Florida and beyond.