About Us

Asia Nano Forum (ANF) is a network organization, founded in May 2004 and now a registered society in Singapore, known as Asia Nano Forum Society, since Oct 2007.

ANF mission

To promote responsible development of nanotechnology that educationally, socially, environmentally and economically benefits each economy by fostering international network collaboration.

ANF objectives

  1. Foster nanotechnology in the region by creating mechanisms to share information, human and physical resources and expertise
  2. Support regional economic and environmetal development through joint projects addressing major regional issues, with an empasis on support of developing and emerging economies
  3. Coordinate joint investment in and mutual access to major infrastructure by member economies
  4. Promote and coordinate standardization and safety of nanotechnology concepts and measurements
  5. Act as an advocacy group for nanotechnology in the region and for adequate regional representation of nanotechnology at global forums
  6. Initiate, promote and manage co-operative scientific and technology research projects within the member economies
  7. Enhance public awareness and education of nanotechnology and associated social, environmental, health and economic issues
ANF member network world map

Asia Nano Forum Summit is held annually hosted by one of its member organizations where high level invited delegates from government, academia and industry gather to report on the latest developments of nanotechnology in ANF member economies. The ANF summit is a flagship event of great significance to the hosting member economy which receives strategic support from ANF for its nanotechnology development.

ANF management

Office Bearers

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Ramam AKKIPEDDI

President
IMRE-A*STAR, Singapore
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Junichi SONE

Vice President
JST, Japan
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Ali BEITOLLAHI

Vice President
INIC, Iran
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Rezal Khairi AHMAD

Treasurer
NanoMalaysia Berhad
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Lerwen LIU

Secretary
NanoGlobe, Singapore
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Ting-Kuo LEE

Secretary
Academia Sinica, Taiwan

Executive Committee Members
(one from each economy)

Werasak SURAREUNGCHAI

KMUTT, Thailand

Maw-Kuen WU

Academia Sinica, Taiwan

Chennupati JAGADISH

Australian Nanotechnology Network, Australia

Takahiro FUJITA

NIMS, Japan

Kyung-ho SHIN

KoNTRS, South Korea

Dr. Wannee CHINSIRIKUL

NANOTEC, Thailand

Alexander POGÁNY

BVMIT, Austria

Toshihiko KANAYAMA

AIST, Japan

Abdul Kadi Masrom

NND, Malaysia

TRAN Dai LAM

VAST, Vietnam

Nurul Taufiqu ROCHMAN

LIPI, Indonesia

Former Presidents

K. TANAKA

Founding Chairman
JST & AIST, Japan

Maw-Kuen WU

Founding President
2008 – 2009
Academia Sinica, Taiwan
 

Hak Min KIM

President
2010 – 2011
KAIST, Korea
 

Teruo KISHI

President
2012 – 2013
ISMA, Japan
 

Sirirurg SONGSIVILAI

President
2014 – 2015
NANOTEC, Thailand
 

Other Founding Members

Hiroshi YOKOYAMA

Founding Treasurer
2007-2010
Kent State Univ. USA

Khiangwee LIM

Founding Vice President
2007-2010
NRF, Singapore
 

Venkatesh Rao AIYAGARI

India
 

Jane NIALL

Australia
 

Hong Khoi PHAN

Vietnam

Wiwut TANTHAPANICHAKOON

Thailand
 

Halimaton HAMDAN

Malaysia
 
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