The NanoTechnology Group Inc

Member List

The NanoTechnology Group Inc. 

Judith Light Feather, President and Founder

Michael Forbes, Vice President University Relations

Nanotechnology Development Corp.

Carol A. Kennedy, Secretary-Treasurer, Journalist, Writer, Editor

John Dianto, Chair, Presidential Board of Advisors

ERAU Science Tech Park Development, Florida, ERAU Visitor's Board of Directors

Milind Pimprikar, Presidential Board of Advisors

President of Centre for Large Space Structures & Systmes, President, CANEUS Organization, Montreal

Terrence S. McGrath, Presidential Board of Advisors - Commercialization

Elemetric LLC, Longmont CO

Elemetric is developing the commercial applications from chemical bond control and manipulation methods proposed in a new Wave Model of particle physics. Elemetric’s Wave Model offers a unique perspective on material bonds, structure and performance at the nanoscale.

Terrence S. McGrath

President, Elemetric LLC

1500 Kansas Ave, Suite 3E

Longmont, CO 80501

Phone: ( 303) 588-6044

Fax:  (303) 772-0528

Kelly Liakos, BS, MA Applied Mathematics, University of Florida. Curriculum Development

Started teaching Calculus as a Graduate Assistant at the University of Florida in 1983. I then taught for a year in Cameroon West Africa at the Centre  Universite' de Dshang in Dschang Cameroon.  I returned to the University Of Florida and completed my Masters Degree in 1990.  In 1991 I began teaching at Santa Fe Community College in Gainesville, Florida and continued there until the summer of 2008.  In 1996 the Math Department decided to add a technology component to its curriculum which is the point at which I began developing computer animations and computer labs for my courses.  Basically my idea is that when you combine the theory and technology you have Calculus at its most powerful. The reason I decided to stop teaching at this time was so that I could concentrate on developing animations and the corresponding notes. My web sites contains my ideas on my various courses but I would also be interested in developing animations to supplement other professor's ideas as well.  Contact Kelly at:

Computer animations, labs, and graphics for use in classes that cover courses from PreCalculus and Trig through the Calculus sequence and elementary differential equations.

Sandra Kay-Helsel Ph.D. Virtual Environment Specialist Curriculum

Virtual Classrooms, Immersive Learning Specialist

Deb M.Newberry, B.S.Physics, M.S.Physics - Curriculum Development Dakota County Technical College


"Nano For People" Newsletter

 Judith Light Feather, Publisher

Carol A. Kennedy, Journalist,Profiles, Editor

TNTG News Division 

Judith Light Feather, President

Andy Shaw, Partner, International Journalist, Broadcast Host

Carol A. Kennedy, Journalist, Editor, Writer, Profiles

Chris Pheonix, Scientific Advisory Board

Sandra Key-Helsel Ph.D., Public Relations, Interactive Multi-Media Education

News Division and Media Projects

Consortium Members



Institute for Chemical Education (ICE) 

 John Moore, Director 

University of Wisconsin-Madison, Department of Chemistry has wonderful programs and interesting educational items. Check out their website for your kids. To order Hands-on Activities, Curriculum and Fun Stuff

Materials Science in the High School Classroom for the Teachers

Journal of Chemical Education (JCE) 

 John Moore, Editor

The Journal of Chemical Education has received a grant from the National Science Foundation to develop a digital library for chemistry education, and will include any materials developed by our projects. This includes Web-based materials or other materials that could be digitized and delivered via the digital-library Web site. The Journal of Chemical Education Digital Library will make these available nationally and internationally to teachers of chemistry and science through their Web site, JCE Online

Molecular Manufacturing Enterprises Inc.

 Steven C.Vetter

Molecular Manufacturing Enterprises, Incorporated (MMEI) was founded to help accelerate advancements in the field of molecular nanotechnology.  The primary goal of MMEI is to advance the state of the art of molecular nanotechnology.

Minnesota Nanotechnology Study Group

Steven C.Vetter

As a Senior Foresight Fellow, Steve orginated this group to further the study of nanotechnology.  As a leading expert, Steven speaks at conferences, reviews books and films before they are published or produced to assure technical accuracy and offers his expertise to the consortium members.

League for Innovation in Community College

Edward Leach

The League is an international organization dedicated to catalyzing the community college movement.  They host conferences and develop Web resources, conduct research, produce publications, provide services, and lead projects and initiatives with their member colleges, corporate partners, and other agencies in their continuing efforts to make a positive difference for students and communities.

National Nanotechnology Initiative - NNCO 

Dr. James Murday

An advisor and leader that resonates to the vision of Immersive Education developed through e-learning for the future.

National Learning Foundation

Paul Messier

As the time-worn cliché states, "Everyone talks about there being something wrong with the box but no one steps outside of it"! The National Learning Foundation states that it is about time that we did. Our society’s learning system,the way people learn in today’s world has changed radically while our concept and approach to it has not.  Since our society has fundamentally changed and continues to change,we need to recognize that: (1) we need to change the way we think about learning, (2) our educational system, though assuming the same presence and influence it had in the past, is today but a sub-system within a larger societal learning system, and (3) the new societal learning system offers opportunities and advantages undreamed of under the old system.  

Center for Large Space Structures and Systems, Montreal

 Milind Pimprikar

Canada's first and only research institute related to this field, CLS3, was established "to pursue excellence" in research and development of "advanced technologies" "the eyes and ears" for aerospace structures and related systems. "Innovating from the technologies related to large space structures towards the micro/ nano devices and systems of the future."

CANEUS-Canada,US,Europe,Japan Space Organization

Milind Pimprikar

CANEUS is a non-profit network of excellence in micro-nano-technology, amongst  researchers, scientists, practitioners and policy-makers from Canada, Europe,US, Japan and elsewhere; those involved, interested and concerned with the advancement collaboration and cooperation of various aspects of micro-nano-technologies for diverse applications ranging from aerospace,defense, medical (healthcare) to environmental, geophysics and energy.  As Dr Pierre Michaud,on behalf of the French delegation, stated eloquently at the first CANEUS workshop held at Montreal Canada in 2002, "for the years to come, CANEUS will be the lighthouse leading the macro-nano-scientific research community to the firmament,which is obviously located in space."

Asia Pacific Nanotechnology Forum

 Dr. Jurgen Schutte, Executive Director

APNF is a forum for members of the wider Nanotechnology community and is Asia's Nanotechnology business alliance.  If you are involved with Nanotechnology in any way, you cannot afford to miss the opportunities that come from being in the company of the World's leaders in the newest technology.   APNF members are coming from Governent, Universities, Corporations, SME's, Independant Research Labs, Venture Capital, Banking & Investment. Since our vision for global education is aligned,we are proud to be members of TNTG Inc.

International Association of Nanotechnology, Inc.

Lloyd L. Tran, Program Director

The International Association of Nanotechnology (IANT), is a non-profit organization with the goals to foster scientific research and business development in the areas of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology for the benefits of society. IANT promotes research collaborations, facilitating dialogue, conducting advanced educational programs, heightening public awareness, as well as evaluating the impact of potential regulations and public policy in Nanotechnology.


Rocky Rawstern, Senior Foresight Fellow

'NANOTECHNOLOGY NOW' the nanoscale sciences portal: chosen by the Open Directory nanotechnology editor as one of the top two websites for nanotech information, along with the Foresight Institute.  Be sure to visit this one for a wealth of information.


Bo Varga, President

nanoSIG™ is the leading Northern California based membership organization focused on the commercial development of nanotechnology. Based at NASA/Ames, they are part of a global nanotechnology network and act as a liaison to their European and Asian counterparts.  nanoSIG™ delivers education, information, & networking via nanotechnology domain Briefings; Conferences, Meetings, and eMeetings; Database & Web services; Global Activist Network; and detailed Marketing & Technical Reports on various nanotechnology domains.  Their constituents include academic, corporate and government labs; Angel, Corporate, VC Investors; nanotechnology entrepreneurs & start-ups; large corporations; and service providers committed to nanotechnology domains.


New York University

Yoel Ohayon

Currently doing a PhD in DNA nanotechnology at New York University in Professor Ned Seeman's lab ( He has been working in his lab since May 2000.

From September 1998 to May 2004, he worked as a teaching assistant in the Department of Chemistry at NYU ( where  he taught various undegraduate and graduate courses such as General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry.

In August 2004, he was appointed as a laboratory instructor in the College of Arts and Science, working under the guidance of Professors Trace Jordan (director at the Morse Academic Plan) and Neville Kallenbach (Professor in Biochemistry).  For the past 2 semesters, he has been teaching the laboratory portion of a natural science course entitled 'Molecules of Life'.

In the laboratory, they examine the chemistry and biology of biomolecules that make up the molecular machinery of the cell. Critical to the function of such biomolecules is their three-dimensional structure that endows them with a specific function. This information provides the scientific basis for understanding drug action and how new drugs are designed. Beginning with the principles of chemical bonding, molecular structure, and acid-base properties that govern the structure and function of biomolecules, we apply these principles to study the varieties of protein architecture and how proteins serve as enzymes to facilitate biochemical reactions. We conclude with a study of molecular genetics and how recent information from the Human Genome Project is stimulating new approaches to diagnosing disease and designing drug treatments.

Don R. Mueller, Ph.D.

200 Kearsing Pkwy. Apt. H

Monsey, NY 10952 USA

phone: (845) 406-4623

Dr. Mueller brings a wealth of talent to our group with his science column for kids  "ASK DR. BONES." 

The science (i.e., biology, chemistry and physics) and engineering demonstrations show that he performs may be of particular interest to you. The show is a hands-on science course for kids, showing kids that science concepts and principles are really easier to understand than they generally think. Although he has received many nice comments about the show, he is particular fond of the following comment from a teacher who was obviously pleased with the science show: "Its amazing how you combined education and entertainment. Even the most difficult topics seemed to be dealt with in a brilliant manner. The kids were thrilled!" 

Doctor Bones Science Demonstrations Show 

Please welcome this talented Professor to our Group effort to facilitate nano science education.

Rice Center for Biology & Environmental Nanotechnology

Kevin Ausman, Center Director

As a funded nanocenter, a portion of their work is to develop regional K-12 nano curriculum programs.  Sharing of information and results will help us bring nano education to schools at the national level for testing.  The Center's research will focus on investigating and developing nanoscience at the "wet/dry" interface.  Water, the most abundant solvent present on Earth, is of unique importance as the medium of life. The Center's research activities will explore this interface between nanomaterials and aqueous systems at multiple length scales, including interactions with solvents, biomolecules, cells, whole-organisms, and the environment.

Maui Community College

Flo Wigner, Provost University of Hawaii

Maui Community College is attempting to become an accredited 4 year degree granting institution and has expressed interest in nanoscale science curriculum.  Maui Community College, a branch of the University of Hawaii, is the only institution of higher education in Maui County. The main campus is in Kahului, Maui and learning centers are located in Hana, Maui and on the islands of Molokai and Lanai. Because MCC is a tri-island college community, it pioneered and developed expertise in distance education and technology.


University of Wisconson

 John Moore,  W.T. Lippincott, Professor of Chemistry

Come enter the nanoworld, the world of atoms! The objective of this website is to introduce you to the tools that let us "see" atoms, manipulate them, and create nano-architectural wonders. Investigate the frontiers of the nanoworld by learning how materials are customized to create everything from atomic trampolines to DNA to ferrofluids to semiconductors that give off blue light!  Choose Education Outreach from left side.

IC2 Institute, University of Texas, Austin

Eliza Evans, PhD, Program Manager for Research

E-Learning Lab

Aaron Thibault, Coordinator

Digital Media Collaboratory.  Animated project for Periodic Table assigned to students creating a sample module for Nano Science education. 

Nanoparticles Applications Center,  Texas State University, San Marcos, TX 

Dr. Zvi Yaniv, Dr. Reddy Venumbaka

The mission of the NAC is to advance the role of nanotechnology in science, technology, industry, the economy, and society throughout Texas and the nation. It achieves this by fostering collaborations between industry, entrepreneurs, technology organizations, and academic institutions. The members of NAC combine their resources into directed research projects that promise near-term application in industry or commercialization.

Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand

Prof. Huynh Ngoc Phien, Dr. Joydeep Dutta

The School of Advanced Technologies has developed a course online for Nanotechnology.  The Institute is very supportive of our mission concerning nano science education and has allowed our organization to link to their new course.  They are an excellent supportive partner in all of our projects.  We welcome them as members.

Vietnam National University, Hanoi

Prof. Nguyen Phu Thuy

The Dean of the Faculty of Technology is supportive of our work to develop nano science education and will be one of the International Supporting partners for all of our efforts.  Address: 144 Xuan Thuy road, Cau Giay District, Hanoi, Vietnam

Tel: +84-4-7680575   Fax: +84-4-7680460

Vietnam National University - Hochiminh City (VNU-HCM)

Prof. Dang Mau Chien

International Supporting Partner for nano science education.

Dr. Che Dinh Ly, Director, Department of Research and International Relations

Address: No 3  Cong truong Quoc Te Dist 3, Ho Chi Minh City


Tel: 84 - 8 - 8229545, Fax: 84- 8 - 8258627

University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan

Issam S. Jalham, Associate Professor

Industrial Engineering Department.

Faculty of Engineering

Amman 11942 Jordan

The University of Jordan is renowned for its centers which play an important role in conducting research and reaching out to the local and international communities 

Utah State University 

Tapas Kar Ph.D. , Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry

ProfessorTapas Kar has initiated the development of nano science education programs for K-12 schools in the state of Utah.



Central Michigan University

Bradley D. Fahlman, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Chemistry

Director, Advanced Materials Research Initiative

Dow Science 357

Mount Pleasant, MI 48859

(989) 774-1195 (phone)

(989) 774-3883 (fax) 

For several years, I have been active in progressing nanotechnology education - including the release of a new textbook with Springer entitled "Materials Chemistry" (see link below for info.). I am extremely impressed with the useful links you have posted at your website & am looking forward to participating in this effort to help

facilitate worldwide education in the nanosciences.

Now available worldwide: "Materials Chemistry"

Venugopalan Kasturirangan, Ph.D.,

Center for NanoBiotechnology

Department of Radiation Medicine

Roswell Park Cancer Institute

MRC Building Room 213

Elm and Carlton Streets

Buffalo NY 14263

(716) 845-3295.

Roswell Park Cancer Institute, founded in 1898, is the nation’s first cancer research, treatment and education center and is the only National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center in Upstate New York. RPCI is a member of the prestigious National Comprehensive Cancer Network, an alliance of the nation’s leading cancer centers. Roswell Park has affiliate sites and collaborative programs in New York, Pennsylvania, and in China. For more information, visit RPCI’s website at, call 1-877-ASK-RPCI (1-877-275-7724) or e-mail 


RPCI's excellent faculty, combined with strong alliances with the University at Buffalo and other local and regional colleges and universities, enables the Institute to provide a superior, comprehensive education in several fields.

Corporate Support and/ or Funding:

Applied Nanotech Inc., SI Diamond Technology 

Zvi Yaniv, Ph.D. - Corporate Donation

Dr. Yaniv developed the Nanoparticles Application Center in cooperation with Texas State University, San Marcos, TX .  ANI also will have a prototype of the first nanotube screen TV on the market in 2005.  Always ahead of the mainstream, this is a dynamic supportive partner.  For more information on his varied abilities and interests read the Member Profile.


Nanoscience Instruments

Mark Flowers, President

STM and ATM Desktop Scanners from NanoSurf can be purchased for your classrooms from NanoInstruments, our partner in education at  The STM scanning tools have been used to develop curriculum at the University of Basil Virtual Nano Lab and the Arizona State University  project.  Our project will use both the STM and ATM scanners for curriculum development with animation for the elementary grades.  Also visit the new 3D animated gallery of images from the scanners and sample the curriculum development tools at.

Glenn Fishbine - Author and Speaker

The Investor's Guide to Nanotechnology and Micromachines 

Publisher:Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated

Wiley Finance Series

Imagine machines tiny enough to be injected into the human bloodstream, mobile enough to make their way to specific locations inside the body, and intelligent enough to reduce cancerous tumors to harmless chemical ash. This is one among thousands of potentially revolutionary applications for nanotechnology--the looming technological breakthrough that could transform every aspect of our society.

The NanoVeritas Group 

Jack Uldrich, President

Co-Author with Deb M. Newberry of a new book titled: The Next Big Thing is Really Small: How Nanotechnology will Change the Future of Your Business" develops the foundation for this new NanoBusiness Consulting Group.

Check out Jack Uldrich's Exponential Executive Blog at

Glycemic Research Institute

Dr. Ann de Wees Allen

Chief of Biomedical Research

Human In Vivo Clinical Laboratory

Glycemic Research Laboratories conduct ongoing clinical and analytical studies of individual foods, drinks, packaged foods, nutrients, Pharmaceuticals and Nutraceuticals to determine their respective Glycemic Index, Glycemic Load, and Fat-Storing Response.

For the past 20 years, Glycemic Research Laboratories has been conducting research to determine which foods elevate blood glucose and insulin and ultimately, how humans metabolize foods. By determining how the body metabolizes foods, scientists may then gain insights as to the varying effects different foods have on an individual.

As a nonpartisan organization, Glycemic Research Laboratories is bound not to defend specific industries or products, but rather is committed to expand, through responsible scientific research, a greater understanding of the glycemic index and its relation to foods that are glycemically acceptable for the overweight, diabetic, and health conscious public.

Glycemic Research Laboratories currently conducts clinical studies for major food corporations to determine the fat-storing and glycemic properties of the foods submitted for human studies.

Glycemic Solutions Research Laboratory 

Chief Researcher

Central Michigan University

Bradley D. Fahlman, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Chemistry

Director, Advanced Materials Research Initiative

Dow Science 357

Mount Pleasant, MI 48859

(989) 774-1195 (phone)

(989) 774-3883 (fax) 

Now available worldwide: "Materials Chemistry"