This is to express an interest on the part of the London Centre for Nanotechnology in your forthcoming study of nanotechnology. The enclosed brochure details our current construction project, which will result in world class facilities for nanotechnology to be shared between Imperial and University Colleges, London. As part of our planning process we have formulated views on the issues which you are planning to address in your study, and we will be more than happy to share these with you.

We are somewhat concerned that your list focuses too much on risks and science, and not enough on potential benefits and the route to such benefits. We, therefore, suggest that you devote substantial activity to manufacturing and technology transfer as well as, more generally, the implications of nanotechnology for the UK and world economies.

We look forward to further contact during you study.


Professor Gabriel Aeppli
Quain Professor of Physics
Director, London Centre for Nanotechnology