Articles | 2017

ACS Nano, 2017, 11(2): 1123–1126

Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Cross Borders (Editorial)

Khademhosseini A, Chan WW, Chhowalla M, Glotzer SC, Gogotsi Y, Hafner JH, Hammond PT, Hersam MC, Javey A, Kagan CR, Kotov NA, Lee ST, Li Y, Möhwald H, Mulvaney PA, Nel AE, Parak WJ, Penner RM, Rogach AL, Schaak RE, Stevens MM, Wee AT, Brinker J, Chen X, Chi L, Crommie M, Dekker C, Farokhzad O, Gerber C, Ginger DS, Irvine DJ, Kiessling LL, Kostarelos K, Landes C, Lee T, Leggett GJ, Liang XJ, Liz-Marzán L, Millstone J, Odom TW, Ozcan A, Prato M, Rao CN, Sailor MJ, Weiss E, Weiss PS

The recent Executive Order by President Trump attempting to ban temporarily the citizens of seven countries (Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen) from entering the United States is having significant consequences within the country and around the world. The Order poses a threat to the health and vitality of science, barring students and scientists from these countries from traveling to the United States to study or to attend conferences. In preventing those members of the international scientific community from traveling beyond U.S. borders without guaranteed safe return, the Executive Order demeans them; in so doing, it demeans us all. Universities and research communities are especially impacted, as major universities have students and often faculty holding passports from one of these seven countries.