CGGC’s nanotechnology research has been supported by the National Science Foundation through a partnership with the University of California, Santa Barbara's Center for Nanotechnology in Society. This joint research project has focused on the diffusion of nanotechnology to Asia, as well as involvement in nanotechnology in North Carolina and California. We have also developed novel approaches to map the dissemination of nanomaterials in a variety of nano-enabled intermediates and final products. Nanotechnology represents an exciting new area of scientific discovery, and has generated increasing interest from government officials, scientists, and the general public in recent years. This innovative field has a broad array of scientific and commercial applications – and an equally broad range of societal implications.