Nanotechnology Now







Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button


DHgate

Home > Press > Nanotechnology Research Roundtable in Boston Friday, Feb. 15

Abstract:
Discussion to focus on medical and energy research and transferring technology to the marketplace

Nanotechnology Research Roundtable in Boston Friday, Feb. 15

Boston, MA | Posted on February 13th, 2008

What: Reporters will meet with four of America's foremost nanotechnology experts for a wide-ranging discussion about using the technology to more effectively treat patients and to better produce and secure energy. Also, an entrepreneur will share his company's experience taking nanotechnology from the lab to the marketplace, and all participants will discuss the role of the federal government in supporting nanotechnology research through the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) and its member agencies.

When: Friday, February 15, 2008, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Where: Boston Marriott Copley Place, Suffolk Room, 110 Huntington Avenue, Boston, Mass.

Participants:

Dr. Robert Langer is an Institute Professor (the highest honor awarded to a faculty member) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and winner of the 2006 United States National Medal of Science. He has written more than 950 articles and has more than 600 issued or pending patents worldwide. Dr. Langer's work is at the interface of biotechnology and materials science, and he will discuss nanotechnology in medicine, including safety, targeting drugs to tumors, and delivery of genetic medicine. Some of Dr. Langer's research is funded by the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health.

Dr. Emilio Mendez is the director of Brookhaven National Laboratory's Center for Functional Nanomaterials (CFN), one of the U.S. Department of Energy's five Nanoscale Science Research Centers across the U.S. The CFN was designed, in large part, to help meet the challenge of the U.S.'s large dependence on using fossil fuels to meet its energy needs. Dr. Mendez will explain how nanoscience can help to address the energy challenge, and he will give examples of scientific projects with the potential to contribute significantly to its solution.

Mr. Rick Hess is president and chief executive officer of Lowell, Massachusetts-based Konarka Technologies Inc., a leading developer of products that provide a source of renewable power in a variety of forms for commercial, industrial, government and consumer applications. Mr. Hess will discuss how Konarka works at the intersection of energy, nanotechnology, and printed electronics to print light absorbing nanomaterials that generate electricity on plastic films. He will describe the origin of the technology and the challenges faced in bringing the technology to a product that can be manufactured in high volume for the solar energy market.

Moderator:

Moderating the roundtable will be Dr. Altaf (Tof) Carim from the Department of Energy's Office of Science. Dr. Carim is co-chair of the Nanoscale Science, Engineering and Technology (NSET) Subcommittee of the National Science and Technology Council. The NSET Subcommittee is the interagency body responsible for coordination of the federal efforts that constitute the National Nanotechnology Initiative. For more information, visit http://www.nano.gov/

####

For more information, please click here

Contacts:
Audrey Haar
National Nanotechnology Coordination Office

443-257-8878

John Carter
U.S. Department of Energy

631-708-6496

Copyright © Brookhaven National Laboratory

If you have a comment, please Contact us.

Issuers of news releases, not 7th Wave, Inc. or Nanotechnology Now, are solely responsible for the accuracy of the content.

Bookmark:
Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related News Press

News and information

JPK opens new expanded offices in Berlin to meet the growing demand for products worldwide January 28th, 2015

Researchers Make Magnetic Graphene: UC Riverside research could lead to new multi-functional electronic devices January 27th, 2015

Pittcon News: Renishaw adds to the comprehensive imaging options available with its inVia confocal Raman microscope January 27th, 2015

Nanometrics to Present at the Stifel 2015 Technology, Internet and Media Conference January 27th, 2015

Announcements

JPK opens new expanded offices in Berlin to meet the growing demand for products worldwide January 28th, 2015

Carbon nanoballs can greatly contribute to sustainable energy supply January 27th, 2015

The laser pulse that gets shorter all by itself: Ultrashort laser pulses have become an indispensable tool for atomic and molecular research; A new technology makes creating short infrared pulses easy and cheap January 27th, 2015

New pathway to valleytronics January 27th, 2015

Events/Classes

Pittcon News: Renishaw adds to the comprehensive imaging options available with its inVia confocal Raman microscope January 27th, 2015

Nanometrics to Present at the Stifel 2015 Technology, Internet and Media Conference January 27th, 2015

Toyocolor to Launch New Carbon Nanotube Materials at nano tech 2015 January 24th, 2015

NANOPOSTER 2015 - 5th Virtual Nanotechnology Conference - call for abstracts January 24th, 2015

NanoNews-Digest
The latest news from around the world, FREE



  Premium Products
NanoNews-Custom
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
NanoTech-Transfer
University Technology Transfer & Patents
 Learn More
NanoStrategies
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More










ASP
Nanotechnology Now Featured Books




NNN

The Hunger Project







© Copyright 1999-2015 7th Wave, Inc. All Rights Reserved PRIVACY POLICY :: CONTACT US :: STATS :: SITE MAP :: ADVERTISE