• To identify and promote important
areas of nanotechnology, and to create new areas of focus
which will augment current nanotechnology research and
development by universities, industries and government.
• To train future and practicing engineers, scientists
and educators in the emerging areas of nanotechnology,
nano-engineering, nano-mechanics, and nano-materials.
• To exchange new ideas, disseminate knowledge and
provide valuable networking opportunities for researchers
and leaders in the field.