Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors



Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button


android tablet pc

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

Raman Whispering Gallery Detects Nanoparticles September 1st, 2014

A new, tunable device for spintronics: An international team of scientists including physicist Jairo Sinova from the University of Mainz realises a tunable spin-charge converter made of GaAs August 29th, 2014

Nanoscale assembly line August 29th, 2014

New Vice President Takes Helm at CNSE CMOST: Catherine Gilbert To Lead CNSE Children’s Museum of Science and Technology Through Expansion And Relocation August 29th, 2014

Announcements

Raman Whispering Gallery Detects Nanoparticles September 1st, 2014

Nanoscale assembly line August 29th, 2014

New analytical technology reveals 'nanomechanical' surface traits August 29th, 2014

New Vice President Takes Helm at CNSE CMOST: Catherine Gilbert To Lead CNSE Children’s Museum of Science and Technology Through Expansion And Relocation August 29th, 2014

Events/Classes

SouthWest NanoTechnologies CEO Dave Arthur to Discuss “Carbon Nanotubes and Automotive Applications” at The Automotive Composites Conference and Expo 2014 (ACCE2014) August 28th, 2014

Aspen Aerogels, Inc. to Present at Barclays CEO Energy-Power Conference August 27th, 2014

Malvern specialists to deliver inaugural short course on polymer characterization at Interplas 2014 August 27th, 2014

Wyatt Technology’s 24th International Light Scattering Colloquium to Highlight Developments in Applications and Characterization of Nanoparticles August 21st, 2014

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 1999-2014 7th Wave, Inc. All Rights Reserved PRIVACY POLICY :: CONTACT US :: STATS :: SITE MAP :: ADVERTISE