A Nanotechnology roadmap for the Turkish defense industry

Aydoğdu, Ayhan
Nanotechnology is one of the key pillars of the next industrial revolution. It is anticipated that many of the services and goods related to industry and daily life would be transformed through the advancements in nanotechnologies. Due to the fact that this fast developing technology can be applied almost all science and technology fields, it is considered to be one of the general purpose technologies, like information technologies. Therefore, investments in nanotechnologies are increasing day by day. In order to take advantage of this rapidly developing technology, it is important to identify the application domains and R&D priorities, which require long term foresight studies, particularly at the national level due to the strategic importance of the technology. Defense sector is one of the most benefiting sectors of nanotechnologies. Warfare conditions change rapidly due to transformation of society, economy and politics. Technologies are constantly developed to address the new demands and to provide further opportunities. Due to a number of potential applications areas of nanotechnologies within this sector, the present study takes defense as a case and proposes a strategic roadmap for the use of nanotechnologies in the Turkish Defense Industry. Performing such a study is considered to be crucial for the armies of developed and developing countries in order not to stay away from the race in the v military field related to this revolutionary technology. Study presented in this paper uses a bibliometric analysis of most cited publications at last decade with the aim of identifying featured words of nanotechnology. Interviews were carried out with experts based on the featured words of bibliometric analysis in order to reveal the commercialization time of nanotechnological products and applications. After that a survey was applied to engineers for determining the possible emergence time of nanotechnology applications and/or products to be used in military up to year 2035. Finally, a road-map was created based on the obtained data from bibliometric analysis, interviews and survey results. Some policy recommendations are given as Main Strategies & Sub-Strategies for TAF and Defense Industry. This road-map will contribute to the preparation of the defense industry for the future and keeping up with the technological developments.


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Citation Formats
A. Aydoğdu, “A Nanotechnology roadmap for the Turkish defense industry,” Ph.D. - Doctoral Program, Middle East Technical University, 2018.