Dr. Sarkar, head of the Iranian Nanotechnology
Initiative Council (INIC), declared that Iran can rank in the top ten pioneers
of nano science and technology by 2015, provided that the government enhances
and continues it supports.
"In 2003, a national nanotechnology progress plan was prepared with the presumed final aim of approaching the 15th worldwide rank by 2015, which seemed hard to fulfill that days. Today, in the first half of 2009, Iran is ranked the 16th country for promoting nanosciences around the world. This is a very promising start, and it can be predicted that, at the end of the planned period, Iran has the potential to reach at least the 10th rank, if governmental supports continues as before" adds Dr. Sarkar.
Addressing nanotechnology as a wealth-producing capacity, he adds: "Publishing scientific articles on nanotechnology is not the main focus of our attention and should be regarded as an intermediate goal. However, this goal was of high concern during the early days of the start-up." "After a meeting with Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, and his emphasis on the wealth-creative dimensions of this science/technology, we are more determined than ever in our way."
Dr. Sarkar underlies the importance of educational activities/programs and refers to them as "milestones of any technological progresses". He believes that INIC's attempts for general educations have gained public approval and support.
... Payvand News - 10/06/09 ... --