Is nanotechnology is new and when did it come from? smitholivia335 over 4 years agoReally, I am fond of this topic and I am really want to know about this please do reply. ruchiahuja60 over 4 years agoThe field of nanotechnology was first inspired by the American physicist Richard Feynman. A Japanese scientist Norio Taniguchi first coined the term “nano-technology” in 1974. K. Eric Drexler first used nanotechnology in his research paper. Well, the word “nano” is derived from the Greek word “nano” means small. Please login to post a reply.