NaturalNano Announces Scientific Advisory Board

Internationally Renowned Scientists Bolster Innovation

Feb 07, 2006, 00:00 ET from NaturalNano, Inc.

    ROCHESTER, N.Y., Feb. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- NaturalNano, Inc.
 (OTC Bulletin Board:   NNAN), a company whose primary business is discovering,
 refining, and marketing naturally occurring nanomaterials, announced today
 members of its Scientific Advisory Board ("Board").  The Board's purpose is to
 inform and guide NaturalNano's management and technical teams on relevant
 nanotechnology research, development, validation and evaluation in the global
 marketplace.  The Board includes experts in a broad range of scientific
 disciplines including materials science, nanocomposites, plastics and
 polymers, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, and other related nanotechnologies.
     Michael Riedlinger, president of NaturalNano, stated, "We look to our
 Scientific Advisory Board for additional guidance in areas including planning
 and executing our scientific strategy and building our growing patent
 portfolio to establish and maintain a dominant position in the field of
 naturally occurring nanomaterials.  We are pleased and honored to have
 world-renowned experts on our Board to help define NaturalNano's research
 direction and thereby augment our competitive position.  The Board members
 also expand NaturalNano's opportunities indirectly through their extensive
 connections in science and industry.  We plan to expand the Scientific
 Advisory Board with several additional distinguished individuals."
     About NaturalNano's Scientific Advisory Board
        Robert Corkery, Ph.D., YKI, Ytkemiska Institute AB-Institute for
        Surface Chemistry, Stockholm
        Dr. Corkery is globally recognized as a key physical chemistry and
        materials science problem solver.  He has been granted patents in
        nanozeolite chemical technology and porous materials technology with
        four patents pending in materials science technology.
        Dr. Corkery is the Area Manager for Nanostructured Materials at the
        YKI, Institute for Surface Chemistry in Stockholm, Sweden, one of the
        leading surface chemistry institutes in the world.  Dr. Corkery's
        research is aimed at technical understanding and breakthrough, new
        materials discovery and industrial innovation in the areas of nano- and
        bio-nanotechnologies.  He was formerly a research scientist with The
        Procter & Gamble Company and was leader of the company's corporate
        colloid laboratory and was responsible for developing nanostructure,
        biomembrane and complex fluid technologies.  Dr. Corkery received his
        Bachelor of Science degree in Geology and Geophysics from the
        Australian National University as well as his Ph.D. in Physical and
        Materials Science where he was devoted entirely to nanotech and
        included extensive experimental and theoretical work on nanostructured
        clays, including halloysite.  Dr. Corkery carried out post-doctoral
        research at the Australian National University as well as at the
        University of Lund in Sweden.
        Emmanuel P. Giannelis, Ph.D., Cornell University
        Dr. Giannelis is internationally recognized as a pioneer and one of the
        leading experts in polymer nanocomposites.  He is the Walter R. Reed
        Professor of Engineering and Director of Materials Science and
        Engineering at Cornell University.  He is also a member of the Fields
        of Chemistry and Chemical Biology and Chemical and Biomolecular
        Engineering at Cornell.  His research interests range from synthesis of
        new nanostructured materials to characterization and property
        evaluation and include polymer nanocomposites, nanocomposite
        electrolytes, nanobiohybrids and nanofluids.  Dr. Giannelis has served
        on the editorial boards of Chemistry of Materials and Macromolecules
        and currently serves on the editorial boards of Polymer and Small.  He
        is the author or co-author of over 135 papers and 9 patents and is
        listed as one of the top 25 cited authors on Nanotechnology and a
        Highly-Cited Author in Materials Science by Thompson Scientific
        (formerly Thompson ISI), an information provider to researchers and
        scholars.  He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from
        the University of Athens, Greece and a PhD in Inorganic Chemistry from
        Michigan State University.
        Raymond Kurzweil, Kurzweil Technologies, Inc.
        Dr. Kurzweil has been described as "the restless genius" by the Wall
        Street Journal and "the ultimate thinking machine" by Forbes.  In
        addition, Inc. magazine recently ranked him #8 among entrepreneurs in
        the United States calling him the "rightful heir to Thomas Edison," and
        PBS included Dr. Kurzweil as one of 16 "revolutionaries who made
        America."  Dr. Kurzweil is the recipient of the $500,000 MIT-Lemelson
        Prize, the world's largest prize for innovation. In 1999, he received
        the National Medal of Technology, the United States' highest honor in
        technology.  In 2002, he was inducted into the National Inventor's Hall
        of Fame established by the US Patent Office.  As one of the leading
        inventors of our time, Dr. Kurzweil has worked in such areas as music
        synthesis, speech and character recognition, reading technology,
        virtual reality and cybernetic art.  He was the principal developer of
        the first omni-font optical character recognition, the first
        print-to-speech reading machine for the blind, the first CCD flat-bed
        scanner, the first text-to-speech synthesizer, the first music
        synthesizer capable of recreating the grand piano and other orchestral
        instruments, and the first commercially marketed large-vocabulary
        speech recognition.
     Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
     Certain statements included in this press release may constitute forward-
 looking statements within the meaning of applicable securities laws. These
 statements reflect what NaturalNano anticipates, expects, or believes may
 happen in the future. NaturalNano's actual results could differ materially
 from the outcome or circumstance expressed or implied by such forward-looking
 statements as a result of a variety of factors including, but not limited to:
 NaturalNano's ability to develop its technologies; the approval of
 NaturalNano's patent applications; the successful implementation of
 NaturalNano's research and development programs; the ability of NaturalNano to
 demonstrate the effectiveness of its technology; the acceptance by the market
 of NaturalNano's technology and products incorporating such technology, the
 ability of NaturalNano to effectively negotiate and enter into contracts with
 third parties for the licensing of NaturalNano's technology; competition; the
 ability of NaturalNano to raise capital to fund its operating and research and
 development activities until it generates revenues sufficient to do so; and
 the timing of projects and trends in future operating performance, as well as
 other factors expressed from time to time in NaturalNano's periodic filings
 with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"). As a result, this
 press release should be read in conjunction with NaturalNano's periodic
 filings with the SEC which are incorporated herein by reference. The forward-
 looking statements contained herein are made only as of the date of this press
 release, and NaturalNano undertakes no obligation to publicly update such
 forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances.
     About NaturalNano, Inc.
     NaturalNano, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board:   NNAN) (FWB: N3N) is a materials
 science company developing unique and proprietary processes for refining
 naturally occurring nanotubes and other nanomaterials that add competitive
 properties to a range of applications.  These include additives to cosmetics
 and personal care products, and absorbent materials, as well as:
 electromagnetic interference shielding, specialty coatings, and material
 additives for industrial polymers, plastics and composites.  NaturalNano
 possesses broad intellectual property rights and proprietary know-how for
 extraction and separation processes, compositions, and derivatives of
 halloysite and other nanotubes. For more information, please visit
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