In the beginning there was nanotechnology – a brand new field of research for a small cadre of scientists.  I feel fortunate that I was one of those early researchers.  I feel even more fortunate that I played a part in transforming nanotechnology from a word that drew blank stares into am everyday solution in thousands and thousands of products. 

     That’s why I was surprised at the shocked reaction from industry colleagues when I announced that my company has joined the American Chemistry Council:  “Are you changing your focus from nanotechnology?”   Absolutely not.  We’re sharpening it!

     Smart companies are strengthening their nanotechnology stance by widening it.   They’re succeeding by doing what nanotechnology has done -- grown and gone mainstream.   I believe there are five steps that form a ladder to the next level of success.  How many rungs have you climbed?