Small Times Unveils Top Universities in Micro and Nanotechnology

May 22, 2006, 01:00 ET from Small Times Magazine

    ANN ARBOR, Mich., May 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Small Times Magazine has
 released the findings of its second annual survey profiling universities'
 strengths in micro and nanotechnologies.
     Small Times analyzed the university responses to determine their
 ranking in five key categories: research, education, facilities, industrial
 outreach and commercialization. The universities that topped the list were:
     * University at Albany -- SUNY
     * Cornell University
     * University of Michigan
     * Rice University
     * University of Pennsylvania
     * University of Virginia
     * University of North Carolina
     * Ohio State University
     * Northwestern University
     * University of Minnesota
     "Universities play a critical role in the commercialization of
 nanotechnology. The ability to partner with industry to solve market
 challenges is creating larger, better opportunities for all," said Patti
 Glaza, publisher of Small Times. "This will serve as a guide for industry,
 researchers and students interested in working with the universities."
     Small Times compiled its guide based on responses from more than fifty
 universities. The survey included questions about facilities, funding,
 courses, degrees, research programs, publishing, patenting, company
 formation, industrial partnerships and more.
     Comprehensive survey results are available in the May/June issue of
 Small Times magazine, including a description of the methodology used, a
 breakdown of which universities topped the list in each key category,
 descriptions of all participating universities and a peer ranking of all
 universities. A portion of this information is also available online at
     Small Times magazine is a business publication covering the
 fast-emerging nanotechnology, MEMS, and microsystems markets. Founded in
 2001, it is the leading source of news and analysis about micro and
 nanotechnology, detailing technological advances, applications, and
 investment opportunities to help business leaders stay informed and make
 critical decisions. Small Times is published by PennWell Corporation, a
 diversified global media and information company based in Tulsa, Oklahoma,
 and with offices worldwide.
     For more information, please contact:
      Patti Glaza
      Vice President, Publisher

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