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September 21-23, Lloyd Center Doubletree Hotel, Portland, Oregon

2009 Micro Nano Breakthrough Conference Announces Keynote Speakers, Preliminary Program and Advanced Registration

Portland, OR | Posted on June 6th, 2009

The 2009 Micro Nano Breakthrough Conference, co-hosted by the Washington Technology Center and Oregon Nanoscience and Microtechnologies Institute and presented by Hewlett-Packard Co. and the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, today announces its preliminary program and lineup of keynote speakers.

Keynoting the 2009 conference will be:

Dr. Jud W. Virden, Jr.
Energy Sector Manager
Energy and Environment Directorate, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Dr. Donald Tomalia
Director of the National Dendrimer Center, Central Michigan University

Dr. B. Ray Stults
Associate Laboratory Director Energy Sciences, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Dr. James B. Roberto
Director, Strategic Capabilities
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Dr. Rosa Yang
Vice President, Innovation
Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)

The peer-reviewed presentation program, posted at features:

Technical Sessions

o Advanced Nanomaterials for Energy Storage
o Sensor Systems
o Microtechnology for Energy Applications
o Nanomedicine and Nanobiotechnology
o Electron and Ion Beam Nanofabrication
o Bioconjugation at the Nanoscale
o Microfabrication and MEMS Devices
o Nanotechnology for Disease Detection and Drug Delivery
o Photonics
o High Performance, Greener Nanomaterials and Applications

…a full-day symposium on Solar Energy

Industry growth, materials overview and focus on thin film materials science breakthroughs

…three half-day short courses

* Nanotechnology 101: What Technology and Business Professionals Should Know
* Nanotechnology Commercialization: Intellectual Property and Patent Reform
* Arrayed Microchannel Technology Industry Forum

…a combined research poster session and company exhibition

…and an investor-led closing panel:

The Changing Face of Technology Transfer and Early Stage Venture Funding

The MNBC, now in its 6th year, is widely regarded as the best regional "small tech" event in the nation, and expects to attract over 300 professionals from the Pacific Northwest and around the world.

Sponsors to date include Hewlett-Packard, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, FEI Company, Stoel Rives, Christensen O'Connor Johnson & Kindness, Life Technologies, Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt, Nanotechnology Now, and Eclipse Technologies.

The special rate for full conference registration available until September 11, 2009 at


For more information, please click here

Skip Rung
President and Executive Director


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