2007 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show - Nanotech 2007 - 10th Annual
Technical Conferences
Nano Electronics & Photonics
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Sensors & Systems
Micro & Nano Fluidics
MSM - Modeling Microsystems
WCM - Compact Modeling
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Nanoparticles in Soft Materials - Colloidal Systems
Polymer Nanotechnology
Carbon Nano Structures & Devices
Nano Particles & Applications
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Program Committee

Polymer Nanotechnology

Polymer Nanotechnology

Symposium Chair

Fiona Case Fiona Case
Case Scientific,
NSTI Soft Nanotech Coordinator, US

Confirmed Invited Speakers

Anthony J. Ryan Soft Machines: Nanotechnology and Life
Anthony J. Ryan, The University of Sheffield, UK
Sergiy Minko Design and Fabrication of Nanopatterned Polymer Brushes with Applications as Switchable Microfluidics Gates
Sergiy Minko, Clarkson University, USA
Danilo C. Pozzo Nanoparticle Arrays Templated in Thermoreversible Micelle Crystals
Danilo C. Pozzo, Center for Neutron Research, NIST, USA
Michael Makowski Effects of chain architecture, composition and local stiffness on the controlled assembly and morphology of polymeric blends and composites
Michael Makowski, PPG Industries, USA

Symposium Sessions

 

Monday May 21

7:00 Registration
8:30 Nanotech Conference Opening & Keynotes
10:30 Softnano: Keynotes
1:30 Polymer Nanotechnology 1: Softnano
 

Tuesday May 22

7:00 TUESDAY - Registration
8:30 Keynotes: Polymer Nanotechnology
1:30 Nano Particles: Polymer Nanotechnology: Coatings Applications
3:00 Polymer Nanotechnology 2
4:00 Poster Session 1 (4:00 - 6:00) & Expo Reception
 

Wednesday May 23

8:30 Keynotes: Composites and Interfaces
11:00 Polymer Nanocomposites: Nanoparticles
2:00 Nanotech Poster Session 2 - Expo Reception (2:00 - 4:00)
4:00 Softnano: Directing Nanoparticle Formation using Soft Nanostructured Materials
 

Thursday May 24

10:30 Polymer Nanotech: High Aspect Ratio Polymer Nanocomposites
10:30 ICCN: Softnano: Multi-scale Modeling of Soft Nanostructured Materials
1:30 Polymer Nanotech: Nanocomposites: Focus on particles in the matrix
 

Symposium Program

 

Monday May 21

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7:00 RegistrationMain Lobby
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8:30 Nanotech Conference Opening & KeynotesGrand Ballroom
 Session chair: Bart Romanowicz, NSTI, Andreas Wild, Freescale Semiconductors
8:30 How the US Can Ensure Energy Supply for the Future
J. Hofmeister, Shell Oil, US (bio)
9:10 National Nanotech Initiative and Industrial Nanotechnology Impact
A.H. Carim, Co-Chair, Nanoscale Science and Engineering Technology, Subcommittee, National Science & Technology Council, U.S. Department of Energy, US (bio)
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10:30 Softnano: KeynotesGreat America J
 Session chair: Fiona Case, NSTI
10:30 Soft Machines: Nanotechnology and Life
A.J. Ryan, University of Sheffield, UK (bio)
11:15 Design of NanoMaterials for Nanoelectronics and Nanofunctionalization
W.A. Goddard, California Institute of Technology, US (bio)
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1:30 Polymer Nanotechnology 1: SoftnanoGrand Ballroom A
 Session chair: Fiona Case, NSTI
1:30 Design and Fabrication of Nanopatterned Polymer Brushes with Applications as Switchable Microfluidics Gates
S. Minko, Clarkson University, US
2:00 pH-responsive self assemblies for ''smart surface coatings''
G. Baquey, K. Sakai, S. Perrier and S. Biggs, Chamelic Ltd, UK
2:20 Synthetic Muscles from Block Copolymers
A.J. Ryan, P. Topham, C.J. Crook, J.R. Howse, S.P. Armes and R.A.L. Jones, The University of Sheffield, UK
2:50 New Characterisation Techniques for the Study of Nanoscale Polymeric Systems in Two- & Three-Dimensions
D.J. Stokes, S. Reyntjens, C. Jiao, M.F. Hayles and D.H.W. Hubert, FEI Company, NL
 

Tuesday May 22

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7:00 TUESDAY - RegistrationMain Lobby
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8:30 Keynotes: Polymer NanotechnologyGrand Ballroom G
 Session chair: Fiona Case, NSTI, US
8:30 Combinatorial Methods for Nanostructured Materials
M.J. Fasolka, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Polymers Division, US (bio)
9:15 Nanoparticles in Soft Materials: the science and applications of colloids
P. Schurtenberger, University of Fribourg, CH (bio)
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1:30 Nano Particles: Polymer Nanotechnology: Coatings ApplicationsGrand Ballroom G
 Session chair: Mike Fasolka, National Institute of Standards and Technology, US
1:30 Evaluation of Nanostructured Polymeric Coatings for Corrosion Protection
A. Aglan, A. Ludwick and M. Reeves, Michigan Tech, US
1:50 Application of Robotic Combinatorial Methods for the Synthesis and Screening of Hybrid Organic-Inorganic Marine Coatings
D.A. Christianson, B.J. Chisholm, S.J. Stafslien, C. Gallagher-Lein and J.A. Bahr, North Dakota State University, US
2:10 High Output Coating R&D, Accelerating the Process from Discovery to Commercial Output
J. Schroer, Chemspeed Technologies, US
2:30 Nano-Tecture: Developing Smart Skins in Architecture
O. Ataman and J. Trautmann, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, US
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3:00 Polymer Nanotechnology 2Grand Ballroom G
 Session chair: Sergiy Minko, Clarkson University, US
3:00 Parylene Polymers for Nanotechnology Applications
R. Kumar and A. Greiner, Specialty Coating Systems, US
3:20 Morphology and Phase Transitions in Styrene-Butadiene-Styrene Triblock Copolymer Grafted with Polyhedral Oligomeric Silsesquioxanes
D.B. Drazkowski and A. Lee, Michigan State University, US
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4:00 Poster Session 1 (4:00 - 6:00) & Expo ReceptionExhibit Hall
 

Wednesday May 23

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8:30 Keynotes: Composites and InterfacesGrand Ballroom G
 Session chair: Tom Twardowski, Widener and Villanova Universities, US
8:30 Nanocomposites and Nanofluidics
E.P. Giannelis, Cornell University, US (bio)
9:15 Structure Characterization of Nanocomposites by Synchrotron X-ray Rays
B.S. Hsiao, Stony Brook University, US (bio)
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11:00 Polymer Nanocomposites: NanoparticlesGrand Ballroom H
 Session chair: Tom Twardowski, Widener and Villanova Universities, US
11:00 Innovative PMMA/Silica nanocomposites for optical and biomedical applications
M. Avella, L. De Petrocellis, E. Di Pace, M.E. Errico, G. Gentile and P. Orlando, ICTP-CNR, IT
11:20 Effects of Nano-Scale Core-Shell Rubber on the Volume Shrinkage for Unsaturated Polyester
Y-J Huang, T-J Guo, Y-H Yang, M-C Chen, M-C Tsai and Y. Andriani, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, TW
11:40 Effect of Nanoparticle Inclusions on Block copolymer phase morphology
D. Palta, J. Waller and D.G. Bucknall, Georgia Institute of Technology, US
12:00 Thermal and Electrical Properties of Polyamide/Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotubes Nanocomposites
E. Logakis, Ch. Pandis, A. Kanapitsas, V. Peoglos, P. Pissis, J. Pionteck, P. Pötschke, M. Micusík and M. Omastová, National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), GR
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2:00 Nanotech Poster Session 2 - Expo Reception (2:00 - 4:00)Exhibit Hall
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4:00 Softnano: Directing Nanoparticle Formation using Soft Nanostructured MaterialsGrand Ballroom G
 Session chair: Michael Makowski, PPG Industries, US
4:00 Nanoparticle Arrays Templated in Thermoreversible Micelle Crystals
D.C. Pozzo, NIST, US (bio)
4:30 A New Route to the Formation of Nanoporous Capsules using Block Copolymer Thin Films & Colloids
P. Mantzana, K. Sakai and S. Biggs, University of Leeds, UK
4:50 Smart Silver Nanoparticles from Nanoreactors made by Invertible Polyesters
A. Voronov, A. Kohut and W. Peukert, Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg, DE
5:10 Gold Nanoparticle Super Assembly by Dielectrophoresis
B.C. Gierhart, S.D. Collins, D.G. Howitt, S.J. Chen and R.L. Smith, University of California, Davis, US
 

Thursday May 24

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10:30 Polymer Nanotech: High Aspect Ratio Polymer NanocompositesGrand Ballroom E
 Session chair: Tom Twardowski, Widener and Villanova Universities, US
10:30 A latex-based concept for obtaining carbon nanotube-polymer nanocomposites
N. Grossiord, J. Meuldijk, J. Loos, P. van der Schoot, O. Regev, J. Hart, L.C. van Laake, H.E. Miltner, B. van Mele and C.E. Koning, Technical University of Eindhoven, NL
10:50 Novel Materials and Systems Based on Nanotechnology
S. Bahnmueller and P. Krueger, Bayer MaterialScience AG, DE
11:10 Conducting Polymer Nanocomposites: The Role of the Electronic Fingerprint of Carbon Nanotubes
P.L. Chiu, Y. Ma, A. Serrano, L. Wang, R. Mendelsohn and H. He, Rutgers University, US
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10:30 ICCN: Softnano: Multi-scale Modeling of Soft Nanostructured MaterialsGrand Ballroom F
 Session chair: Wolfgang Windl, Ohio State University, US
10:30 Multi-scale Modeling of Soft Nanostructured Materials (invited overview presentation)
F. Case, Case Scientific & NSTI, US (bio)
10:50 Effects of chain architecture, composition and local stiffness on the controlled assembly and morphology of polymeric blends and composites
M. Makowski, PPG Industries, US (bio)
11:20 Multiscale Modeling of Polymer-Grafted Nanoparticles
G.D. Smith, University of Utah, US
11:40 Molecular Simulation and Theory for Nanosystems
R.J. Sadus, Swinburne University of Technology, AU
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1:30 Polymer Nanotech: Nanocomposites: Focus on particles in the matrixGrand Ballroom E
 Session chair: Fiona Case, NSTI, US
1:30 The Effect of POSS Compatibility on the Morphology of Thiol-ene Polymer Nanocomposites
T. Clark, C. Hoyle and S. Nazerenko, University of Southern Mississippi, US
1:50 Properties of Paraffin Wax/Montmorillonite Nanocomposite Coatings
G. Pu, J. Wang, S.J. Severtson, University of Minnesota, US
2:10 Filler-induced deformations of amorphous polyethylene chains, nanoscopic-size effects, corresponding reinforcement, and comparisons with experiment
M.A. Sharaf, A. Kloczkowski, K.I. Jacob and J.E. Mark, Helwan University, EG
2:30 Size across five orders of magnitude: Nylon 11/ceramic nanocomposite structure and performance
T. Twardowski, Widener and Villanova Universities, US (bio)
 

Special Symposium

One field has emerged that offers both the ability to create an almost unlimited range of complex two and three dimensional nanostructured materials, and the potential for mass production of these materials. It is hardly surprising that polymer nanotechnology is one of the fastest growing areas of the Nanotech Conferences. Recent developments in polymer synthesis provide a wealth of copolymer structures — di-blocks, tri-blocks, linear chains and branches. Developments in theory and modeling predict the nanoscale structure that will result from the self-assembly of these materials. Developments in processing technology provide control as nanostructure formation is directed or “frozen in”. Developments in combinatorial methods for synthesis and processing help to explore the vast array of materials. Developments in characterization allow us to determine which structures have indeed been formed.

The 2007 Polymer Nanotechnology Symposium will provide an opportunity to share your contribution to this important field. We invite you to submit a paper in one of the following areas:

  • Synthesis & Processes: creating nanostructured materials
  • Using biological building blocks
  • Combinatorial methods for synthesis and characterization
  • Novel Polymer Nanotech Applications
  • Polymer Nanocomposites
  • Applications in Life Sciences
  • Design of structures for drug delivery and controlled release
  • Coatings and Adhesives
  • Characterization
  • Computer Modeling and Simulation

The Polymer Nanotechnology symposium will be coordinated with the Soft Nanotechnology Symposium, the Nanoparticles in Soft Materials: Colloids Symposium, and the Composites and Interfaces Symposium.

Poster Contest

Poster presentations accepted into this symposium will be automatically entered into the Soft Matter Poster Contest. Entries will be judged during the poster sessions at Nanotech2007 by a team of Soft Nanotechnology experts from industry, the NSTI, and the Royal Society of Chemistry. The poster reporting the most exciting new discovery or application of soft nanostructured materials will receive a subscription to the RSC Soft Matter Journal.

Topics & Application Areas

Online abstract submissions are now being accepted. Proposed topics include, but are not be limited to:

  • Synthesis & Processes: creating nanostructured materials
  • Novel Polymer Nanotech Applications
  • Polymer Nanocomposites
  • Applications in Life Sciences
  • Design of structures for drug delivery and controlled release
  • Coatings and Adhesives
  • Using biological building blocks to create soft nanostructures
  • Combinatorial methods for synthesis and characterization
  • Characterization
  • Computer Modeling and Simulation
  • Other

Journal Submissions

Soft Matter Journal

Soft Matter Journal

Selected Nanotech Proceedings papers will be reviewed and invited into Soft Matter.

For consideration into Soft Matter, please select the “Submit to RSC Soft Matter Journal” button during the on-line submission procedure. Please note that you may only select a single journal during the submission process.

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