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Nanoscience’s Top Publisher, Online Tools Website Enter Partnership

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Taylor & Francis Group LLC and Network for Computational Nanotechnology Sign MOU To Expand Online Content, Services for Nanoscience Researchers


November 19, 2007; Boca Raton, Fla.; and West Lafayette, Ind. -- Two of nanotechnology’s top content leaders, Taylor & Francis Group LLC and the Network for Computational Nanotechnology led by Purdue University, today announced an agreement to jointly explore and develop a set of new online content and collaboration offerings to aid the global nanoscience research community.

In a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), officials from Taylor & Francis Group LLC and the Network for Computational Nanotechnology agreed to cooperate to increase availability, volume, and appeal of online content for nanoscience. The two parties also agreed to explore new ways to make it easier for scientists, researchers and students to create and share content with colleagues.

The Network for Computation Nanotechnology’s nanoHUB (www.nanoHUB.org) is a rich, web-based resource funded by the National Science Foundation to promote research, education, and collaboration in nanotechnology. With over 25,000 users and operated by Purdue University, nanoHUB currently hosts close to 800 nanoscience resources, including a breakthrough suite of online simulation tools, along with online presentations, courses, learning modules and podcasts.

“nanoHUB was created to be a resource for research and education for the nanoscience community. It is a kind of social network connecting nanotechnology content developers with users. We’re excited about partnering with Taylor & Francis Group and NanoScienceWorks.org, as together they bring an exhaustive list of noted expert authors and new possibilities for online content and community to the web,” said Mark Lundstrom, Director, Network for Computation Nanotechnology.

Taylor & Francis Group LLC is the publisher of more than 80 nanotechnology textbooks, reference books and journals, representing more than 1,000 nanoscience research authors and editors. Among Taylor & Francis’ titles are the best-selling Handbook of Nanoscience, Engineering, and Technology, 2nd Edition and the Dekker Encyclopedia of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. Taylor & Francis Group is also the underwriter of NanoScienceWorks.org, (www.nanoscienceworks.org) a content and community portal for nano researchers with a worldwide directory of more than 1,100 nanoscience researchers and 450 institutions within some 20 different nanotechnology disciplines.

“Taylor & Francis Group is committed to being the leading publisher in cutting-edge fields of science, such as nanotechnology and clean technology. Last year, we launched NanoScienceWorks.org as our first step to provide a paramount venue for content and collaboration to hundreds of thousands of nanoresearchers and students. Today, I’m thrilled to take our next step forward with nanoHUB, the premiere provider of online simulation tools for nanotechnology,” said Emmett Dages, President, Taylor & Francis Group LLC.

Under the MOU, the partnership between Taylor & Francis Group and Purdue University is effective immediately.

About Taylor & Francis Group LLC
Internationally known publisher Taylor & Francis Group LLC has emerged as the leading Nanotechnology publisher, boasting over 80 nanotechnology books, including the Handbook of Nanoscience, Engineering, and Technology, 2nd Edition; the upcoming textbook Introduction to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology; eight nanotechnology-based journals; online access to the premier nanotechnology library NANOnetBASE (www.nanonetbase.com); and the all-encompassing Dekker Encyclopedia of Nanoscience. The firm’s new community-based nanotechnology web portal NanoScienceWorks.org (www.nanoscienceworks.org) includes spotlights on researchers, institutions, articles, and multimedia outlets for all things nano.

The Network for Computational Nanotechnology
The Network for Computational Nanotechnology has a mission to connect theory, experiment, and computation in a way that makes a difference to the future of nanotechnology. NCN’s online collaborative portal, www.nanoHUB.org, provides state-of-the-art algorithms, approaches, and software simulation tools and more to thousands of nanotechnology researchers worldwide. The NCN was recently awarded a 5-year $18.25 million grant from the National Science Foundation to support the U.S. National Nanotechnology Initiative with expanded capabilities and services for computer simulations. The NCN is lead by Purdue University and includes teams at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Norfolk State University, Northwestern University, University of California at Berkeley, the Department of Energy’s Molecular Foundry, and the University of Texas at El Paso.

Contacts:
Nora Konopka
Publisher, Engineering and Environmental Sciences
Taylor and Francis Group LLC - CRC Press
6000 Broken Sound Parkway N.W. Suite 300
Boca Raton, FL 33487
Phone: 561-998-2531
Nora.Konopka@taylorandfrancis.com
www.nanoscienceworks.org

George B. Adams III, Ph.D.
Associate Director for Programs
Network for Computational Nanotechnology
the home of nanoHUB.org
Purdue University
1205 West State Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2057
Phone: 765.494.2698