The Institute for Molecular Manufacturing (IMM) conducts and funds nanotechnology research as a complement to its sister organization, the Foresight Institute, which serves an important educational role for nanotechnology. As part of a new effort to increase IMM’s visibility and expand our research efforts, we are asking interested people to support IMM’s research goals. Here are some of IMM’s research accomplishments, many of which could not, or would not, have been funded through traditional avenues because of their pioneering nature. In the years since its founding in 1991, IMM has emerged as the world leader in molecular nanotechnology theoretical work (near, medium, and long-term):
Near-term: IMM work on the two development pathways-chemical (supramolecular) and physical (scanning probe) — is the most advanced theoretical work done to date, and is published in the most highly-regarded journals in those fields. In addition to this research, IMM has also been instrumental in analyzing technical claims and defending the theoretical feasibility of molecular nanotechnology and molecular manufacturing in the scientific literature.
Medium-term: IMM funded the most advanced software written to date for the automated design of 3D polymer structure internal configurations: a major challenge in designing early-generation molecular machines.
Long-term: IMM designs of complex molecular machinery are the most advanced done to date, and have survived intense critical review by the research community.
In addition to research work, IMM is the most successful research organization in communicating research results to key entities affecting this new field:
IMM funded the first textbook in the field, Nanosystems, which is credited with bringing molecular nanotechnology into mainstream scientific acceptance and, consequently, the federal funding process.
- IMM sponsord the first textbook in the emerging field of nanotechnology applied to medicine, Nanomedicine by IMM Research Fellow, Robert Freitas. The first volume of Nanomedicine received a very favorable review in The Lancet medical journal.
- IMM has briefed NATO, the US Senate, and US military agencies (including vice chairman of Joint Chiefs) on potential molecular nanotechnology applications, especially those affecting the environment and the military.
- IMM was, for many years, the primary co-sponsor and co-funder of the most important conference series in the molecular nanotechnology field.
- IMM joined with Foresight in February of 1999 to propose Guidelines for the Development of Molecular Nanotechnology.
The following is the list of scholars from Institute for Molecular Manufacturing who currently serve as editors for one or more SciTechnol journals.
The following is the list of articles by scholars from Institute for Molecular Manufacturing that are published in SciTechnol journals.
One-pot Chemical Synthesis and Characterization of Fluorescent Cd/Znse Quantum Dots Using L-Cysteine as Stabilizing AgentResearch Article: J Nanomater Mol Nanotechnol 2018, 7:3
Joy Sebastian Prakash Joseph Irudayaraj, Prakash Thanigainathan, Murugesan Ramachandran and Karunanithi Rajamanickam
Characterization of Anatase and Rutile Phase of TiO2 Nanostructures with Different Thermal AnnealingResearch Article: J Nanomater Mol Nanotechnol 2018, 7:3
Napon Butrach, Orathai Thumthan and Suttinart Noothongkaew
Nanoparticle Shapes Effects on Non-Darcy Mixed Convection from a Horizontal Plate Embedded in Water, Ethylene Glycol and Engine Based Cu, Al2O3 and SWCNTs Porous MediaResearch Article: J Nanomater Mol Nanotechnol 2018, 7:3
Nur Atikah Adnan and Kandasamy Ramasamy
Mesoporous Gallium Oxide as Catalyst for the Synthesis of Propyl N-Octylcarbamate from CO2, n-Propanol and n-OctylamineResearch Article: J Nanomater Mol Nanotechnol 2018, 7:3
Javishk Shah, Jeremiah Ort and Maria L Carreon
Rare Earth Yb3+ Doped Gd2O3 Single Phase Nanophosphors: Structural, Morphological and Photoluminescence StudiesResearch Article: J Nanomater Mol Nanotechnol 2018, 7:3
Jeena TR, Raj AME and Bououdina M
A New Insight for Synthesizing Polymeric Nano-Microspheres with Different Size by Using Different Initiators in the Conventional Emulsifier-Free Emulsion PolymerizationResearch Article: J Nanomater Mol Nanotechnol 2018, 7:3
Chen S, Chen C, Jiang L and Dan Y