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“Lessons from Ten Years of Nanotechnology Bibliometric Analysis”

“Lessons from Ten Years of Nanotechnology Bibliometric Analysis” has recently been accepted and will be presented at the upcoming OECD Blue Skies Forum on Science and Innovation Indicators in Ghent, Belgium, in September 2016. The paper reflects on what Drs. Shapira, Youtie, Porter, and Rogers have done, learned, and contributed through their work on research and innovation systems assessment in nanotechnology over the past decade.

They have compiled a listing of the publications that they have produced or been associated with over the past 10 years that consider research and innovation assessment topics in nanotechnology and related emerging technologies.

In total, there are more than 100 papers or chapters, involving more than 80 authors, and a list is included at the end of the top 20 by citations. Often one or more of the group PIs has been involved, but in a number of cases, other researchers in the group have contributed papers in collaboration with co-authors. Many authors are associated with other institutions and are not necessarily members of the Nanotechnology RISA Group, although at least one author of every listed publication was a member of the group when the research or publication occurred. While some authors have participated in multiple papers, others to a single paper, all have played significant and much appreciated roles in producing a wonderfully-rich, diverse, novel, and influential body of work.

Their work on analyzing technology emergence continues not just on nanotechnology, but also on other emerging technologies, with new projects and approaches underway, and new papers forthcoming and planned. Drs. Shapira, Youtie, Porter, and Rogers look forward to further collaborations.

Much of this work has been undertaken as part of the Nanotechnology Research and Innovation Systems Assessment (RISA) Group at Georgia Tech through the NSF-sponsored Center for Nanotechnology in Society at Arizona State University (CNS-ASU), but it also includes work on nanotechnology and emerging technologies supported by other NSF projects, ESRC, Nesta, the European Union, and other sponsors through the Georgia Tech Program in Science, Technology and Innovation Policy (STIP), the Manchester Institute of Innovation Research, and the Innovation Co-Lab (Georgia Tech STIP, MIOIR U Manchester, Beijing Institute of Technology) in collaboration with many other partners around the world.

For more information, an even fuller list of Nanotechnology RISA outputs including working papers, theses, and presentations, is available at http://nanopolicy.gatech.edu/publications/