Nano notes

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The NanoBusiness Commercialization Association (NanoBCA) has honored two of Springdale-based NanoMech’s leaders — Jim Phillips, Chairman, president and CEO, and Dr. Ajay Malshe, chief technology officer.

The two men were named to the association’s “Most Influential Nanotechnology Leaders” list for 2011.

“We are so proud of this recognition,” said Phillips. “This national recognition is a tremendous development for us and our company, as we are included on a list of honorees that include some of the best scientific minds and business leaders in the nation. It is both inspiring and humbling to appear on this list of nanotechnology leaders who are creating a more competitive and innovative nation.”

NanoBCA is the industry’s top trade organization dedicated to promoting the commercialization of nanotechnology. Each year NanoBCA develops a list of the top 25 most influential leaders in nanotechnology in America.

“The common thread amongst the honored individuals is that they are all nanotechnology evangelists. Kudos to these leaders for their contributions to our nanotechnology community,” said Vincent Caprio, executive director of NanoBCA.

“Mr. Phillips keynoted our annual meeting this fall, and the membership and audience were especially appreciative of his ability to articulate how the nanoscale material science revolution is very similar in scope and importance in terms of innovation and transformation as was the digital revolution of the 20th century,” Caprio added.

Nanomech, which evolved from research being conducted at the University of Arkansas, has produced several innovative product lines using nanotechnology.