Rice University chemist James Tour will testify before the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade at 10:15 a.m. EDT July 29.
At the hearing, titled “Nanotechnology: Understanding How Small Solutions Drive Big Innovation,” Tour will discuss and provide written testimony on the future of nanotechnology and its impact on U.S. manufacturing and jobs. Tour is one of the most cited chemists in the country, and his Tour Group is a leader in patenting and bringing to market nanotechnology-based methods and materials.
Who: James Tour, Rice’s T.T. and W.F. Chao Chair in Chemistry and professor of materials science and nanoengineering and of computer science.
What: Exploring breakthrough nanotechnology opportunities.
When: 10:15 a.m. EDT Tuesday, July 29.
Where: Room 2322, Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, D.C.
The hearing will explore the current state of nanotechnology and the direction it is headed so that members can gain a better understanding of the policy changes that may be necessary to keep up with advancements. Ultimately, the subcommittee hopes to better understand what issues will confront regulators and how to assess the challenges and opportunities of nanotechnology.