Plenary Lecture

Plenary Lecture

Nanotechnology in Mexico

Professor Armando Barranon
Dept. of Basic Sciences
Mexico City, MEXICO

Abstract: Mexican Research groups are dealing with theoretical and applied problems in Nanotechnology. And nanoproducts are being distributed along the country as well as nanotechnology patents are being registered and used in Mexican companies. Computational research, nanomicroscopy studies and chemical synthesis of nanosystems are being performed in order to design new advanced materials. Economics and Social Science methods have been applied to understand the social impact of Nanotechnology, collaborating with other teams around the world to develop standards for nanotechnology. Nanomedicine is developed in medical research centers to fight cancer and other diseases. A Mexican National Nanotechnology Initiative has been discussed by academic and governmental sectors since 2006 although no agreement has been reached so far. Taxation has been used to enhance governmental participation in science and technology at the capital city which could be
done also in the rest of the Mexican country, in order to attain a proper level of funding. In this Plenary Talk I will give statistical data regarding these efforts which indicate the need for a major governmental involvement in Nanotechnology.

Brief Biography of the Speaker:
Armando Barranon was born in Mexico City. B.Sc. in Mathematical Physics, Instituto Politecnico Nacional, Mexico City, 1986.
M.Sc. in Applied Statistics, The University of Texas at El Paso, 1989. Dr. in Philosophy, U. La Salle, Magna Cum Laude, Mexico City, 2004. M.Sc. Physics, Instituto Politecnico Nacional, Mexico City, 2005. Dr. in Physics of Materials, Instituto Politecnico Nacional, Mexico City, 2008.
Postdoctoral Fellow, U. Zacatecas, Mexico, 2008. Postdoctoral Fellow, U. of Texas at El Paso, 2009. Postdoctoral Fellow, CINVESTAV, 2009.
He is Full Professor at Department of Basic Sciences, Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana-Azcapotzalco, Mexico City. Research interests include Nuclear Physics, Computational Physics and Philosophy of Technology. In 2007, Dr. Barranon founded the Nanoeducation Seminar at UAM-Azcapotzalco.
Dr. Barranon is member of the Mexican National Research System, Scientific Projects Evaluator of the Mexican Council of Science and Technology, member of American Physical Society, Sociedad Mexicana de Fisica, Sociedad Mexicana de Matematicas, Sociedad Mexicana de Termodinamica, Sociedad Mexicana de Historia de la Ciencia y la Tecnologia, among others.



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