A fellow Bredesen Center student and I recently (2015) co-founded Nano Elements Source, LLC.  We are a biotech startup using bacteria to produce abundant, natural nanoparticles.  The high price of nanoparticles is hindering their adoption in markets such as energy-efficient, large-area displays, roll-to-roll printable solar panels, and printable electronics.  Our radically different approach avoids the high energy demands and corrosive chemicals of traditional processes by using bacteria to grow nanoparticles.


 
Once you’ve seen what’s possible, how can you do otherwise?
— DPR