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Industry Overview:

As the legendary theoretical physicist Richard Feynman might say if he were alive today, there’s plenty of room from the bottom up to the top of this high-pressure, high-reward field. It seems as though the future of scientific advancement lies in nanotechnology, from paper electronics that use hand-drawn electrically-conductive ink to quick breath tests that can indicate whether a patient has cancer and what type they have even before an X-ray would be able to spot it.

The pressure of manipulating materials as small as .00001 the thickness of a single newspaper page is just one of the difficulties of working in nanotechnology. Firms must deal with numerous government agencies – some of which appreciate and fund nanotechnology, while others oversee strict environmental and regulatory matters. Despite the challenges, though, the rewards in this industry are as big as the materials are small.

Common Applications:

  • Surface science
  • Theoretical physics
  • Organic chemistry
  • Semiconductor physic
  • Mechanosynthesis
  • Nanoparticles


With almost 35 years as a top technology industry recruitment agency, Ropella is well-versed in the challenges companies face in their search to find highly qualified professionals. As talent acquisition specialists, we excel at attracting, recruiting and building relationships with potential candidates. Our executive search consultants stay abreast of current industry trends making Ropella a knowledgeable, efficient and effective partner for recruiting top technology talent.

A proven executive search firm, Ropella is dedicated to helping companies gain a competitive advantage by providing customized and strategic talent solutions. We leverage our industry expertise, proprietary smart search system and global network to deliver exceptional results quickly for even the most challenging searches. Successful industry leaders count on Ropella to find the right talent to drive their business forward.

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Sales (such as; new business development, key account management, technical service, customer service, branch, district, region, national, global in scope).
Marketing (such as market research, market analyst, consumer research, public relations, social media, communications, product management).
Manufacturing (such as operations, production, engineering, plant design, process development, pilot plant, scale up).
Research & Development (such as exploratory research, discovery research, synthesis, analytical, applications development, new product development, formulations, compounding, quality control, environmental, regulatory, health and safety).
Administration (such as procurement, supply chain, logistics, human resources).
Business Management (such as general management, executive, manager, director, vice president, c-suite and board member, commercial development, merger, acquisition, joint venture).
Venture Capital / Private Equity (such as administration and finance, commercial development, executive level management, human resources, mfg., marketing, r&d, sales)
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