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Tech Report #17: December 3, 2002

ATIP Report Abstracts 2002: Part 11

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2002 ATIP REPORT ABSTRACTS: Part 11 (November)



A typical ATIP Report is in two parts, one public portion, and one subscriber portion. The following is the titles of the reports published in November 2002 (see the rest at the URL above or in this series on the GLOCOM Platform).

  • ATIP02.048 : Bio-Molecular Motors Research in Japan: Update
  • ATIP02.049 : Update of Nanotechnology in China
  • ATIP02.050 : AIST's Computational Biology Research Center (CBRC)
  • ATIP02.051 : MEMS Research Initiatives in India


Date: 5 November 2002
ATIP02. 048: Bio-Molecular Motors Research in Japan: Update

ABSTRACT: The report ATIP02.006, February 2002, described the major Japanese projects involved in Bio-Molecular Motors research. The current report is an update on that earlier report. It is based upon in-person interviews with leading Japanese scientists working on motor proteins. There are approximately 50 relevant Japanese research groups and many of these are listed here, although our report covers only a small fraction of overall research activities.

Date: 13 November 2002
ATIP02.049: Update of Nanotechnology in China

ABSTRACT: This report summarizes the current status, national programs and funding in nanotechnology in China. Recent notable achievements and on-going progress in nanotechnology are also presented. Information on selective nano materials production lines is also provided.

Date: 19 November 2002
ATIP02. 050: AIST's Computational Biology Research Center (CBRC)

ABSTRACT: The Computational Biology Research Center (CBRC) at the National Institute for Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) is the leading center for computational biology and bioinformatics related software development in Japan. In addition, CBRC is one of the few applications oriented centers for large-scale computing research in Japan. CBRC is unique as a research organization in a Japanese context. Our report covers the CBRC's background and funding status and provides an overview of present activities.

Date: 26 November 2002
ATIP02. 051: MEMS Research Initiatives in India

ABSTRACT: Several government agencies in India are supporting research on micro electro mechanical systems (MEMS), with the largest coordinated effort being the two-year old National Program on Smart Materials (NPSM). Indian research on MEMS is likely to intensify with two other public-funded programs to complement the NPSM. The government is also making concerted efforts to sensitize Indian industry to market opportunities in MEMS. This report discusses the NPSM and other programs, cites examples of projects, analyzes motivations driving India’s MEMS initiatives and examines hurdles that India will have to address to develop and commercialize indigenous MEMS technologies.

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