Chemistry plays a key role in conquering diseases, solving energy problems, addressing environmental problems, providing the discoveries that lead to new industries, and developing new materials and technologies for national defense and homeland security. However, the field is currently facing a crucial time of change and is struggling to position itself to meet the needs of the future as it expands beyond its traditional core toward areas related to biology, materials science, and nanotechnology. At the request of the National Science Foundation and the U.S. Department of Energy, the National Research Council conducted an in-depth benchmarking analysis to gauge the current standing of the U.S. chemistry field in the world. The Future of U.S. Chemistry Research: Benchmarks and Challenges highlights the main findings of the benchmarking exercise.Chemistry is playing a central role in helping the United States attain energy independence. Almost all aspects of the national response to alternative energy issues involve chemistryacarbon dioxide sequestration, liquid fuels from coal, anbsp;...
|Title||:||The Future of U.S. Chemistry Research:|
|Author||:||Committee on Benchmarking the Research Competitiveness of the United States in Chemistry, Board on Chemical Sciences and Technology, Division on Earth and Life Studies, National Research Council|
|Publisher||:||National Academies Press - 2007-06-08|