Smalley Institute Grand Challenges
We lead the world in
solving humanity’s most pressing problems through the application of
Over 2002 and 2003, Professor
Richard E. Smalley developed a list of the Top Ten Problems Facing Humanity
over the next 50 Years as described below.
The Smalley Institute has identified 5 of these problems as our Grand
Challenges – energy, water, environment, disease, education. The faculty researches of the Smalley
Institute use a variety of nanotechnology approaches to significantly impact
these Grand Challenges.