2008 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show - Nanotech 2008 - 11th Annual
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Confirmed Speakers
Program Committee

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TechConnect Summit
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Polymer Nanotechnology

Polymer Nanotechnology

Symposium Chair

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

Confimed Invited Speakers

Timothy John Deming Self-Assembly and Properties of Block Copolypeptide Materials
Timothy J. Deming
Professor and Chair, Department of Bioengineering, UCLA
Paschalis Alexandridis Paschalis Alexandridis
Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York (SUNY)
Wolfgang P. Meier Wolfgang P. Meier
Professor of Chemistry
University of Basel, Switzerland
 Lynn Walker Shear-Aligned Soft Nanocomposites: Structured Block Copolymer Hydrogels
Lynn M. Walker
Carnegie Mellon University

Symposium Sessions


Monday June 2

8:30 Keynotes: Nanotech & Cleantech
11:00 Keynotes: Soft Nano, Polymer, Colloids
1:30 Soft Nano: Polymers, Colloids and Soft Nanocomposites

Tuesday June 3

10:30 Polymer Nano: Creating Polymer Nanostructures
 Polymer Nanotechnology
3:30 Soft Nano: Biologically inspired nanostructures
7:30 WCM - Panel: Compact Models for Manufacturability - 7:30 - 9:00

Wednesday June 4

8:30 Keynotes: Nanostructured Surfaces and Interfaces
1:30 Soft Nano: Food Structure Design
1:30 Characterization: Polymer Nanotech

Thursday June 5


Symposium Program


Monday June 2

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8:30 Keynotes: Nanotech & CleantechExhibit Hall D
8:30 Welcome
P. Glaza, Clean Technology and Sustainable Industries Organization, US
8:40 TBA
J. Inslee, U.S. Congress, 1st Congressional District Washington, US
9:20 It’s a Nano World
R.O. Johnson - CTO, Lockheed Martin Corporation, US
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11:00 Keynotes: Soft Nano, Polymer, ColloidsRoom 210
 Session chair: Fiona Case, NSTI, US
11:00 Nanoparticles in soft materials: colloids
W. Poon, The University of Edinburgh, UK
11:40 Soft nanotechnology - from soft matter physics to food and materials sciences
P. Schurtenberger, University of Fribourg, CH
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1:30 Soft Nano: Polymers, Colloids and Soft NanocompositesRoom 210
 Session chair: Peter Schurtenberger, University of Fribourg, CH
1:30 Adding Function to Self-Assembled Colloidal Nanostructures
P.V. Braun, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, US
2:00 Self-Assembled Block Copolymer Templates for Nanomaterials Synthesis and Organization
P. Alexandridis, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, US
2:30 Stimuli-Responsive Polymers in bioMEMS Devices
F. Montagne, A.M. Popa, R. Pugin, H. Heinzelmann, Swiss Center for Electronic and Microtechnic, CH
2:50 Shear-Aligned Soft Nanocomposites: Structured Block Copolymer Hydrogels
L.M. Walker, Carnegie Mellon University, US

Tuesday June 3

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10:30 Polymer Nano: Creating Polymer NanostructuresRoom 203
 Session chair: Donald C. Sundberg, University of New Hampshire, US
10:30 Synthesis and Self-Assembly of Biodegradable Poly(ethylene oxide)-b-Polycaprolactone (PEO-b-PCL) Diblock Copolymers
G. Li, P. Ghoroghchian, W. Qi, N. Christian, P.R. Frail, D.A. Hammer, M.J. Therien, Carestream Health Inc., US
10:50 Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization (ATRP) as a Tool for the Synthesis of Well-Defined Functional Polymeric Materials
N.V. Tsarevsky, P. McCarthy, W. Jakubowski, J. Spanswick, K. Matyjaszewski, ATRP Solutions, Inc., US
11:10 Potential for Scaled-up Manufacture of Chitosan Nanoparticles Using the Spinning Disc Processor
J.W. Loh, L.Y. Lim, The University of Western Australia, AU
11:30 The Role of Interfacial Fluctuations and Self-Concentration on the Segmental Dynamics in Nano-segregated Block Copolymer Melts
R. Lund, A. Alegría, J. Colmenero, L. Willner, D. Richter, University of the Basque Country, ES
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Polymer NanotechnologyExhibit Hall C
- Multifunctional magnetic hydrogels with polyethylene glycol-derivative colloidal nanospheres for drug delivery and hyperthermia applications
S. Ghosh, T. Cai, S. GhoshMitra, A. Neogi, Z. Hu, N. Mills, Southeast Missouri State University, US
- The effect of polymerization rate on the formation of polyaniline nanofibers
Y-F Huang, C-W Lin, National Yunlin University of Science and Technology, TW
- Novel organic-inorganic nanohybrids based on poly(N,N-dimethyl acrylamide)-l-polyisobutylene amphiphilic polymer conetworks
P. Mezey, A. Domján, B. Iván, R. Thomann, R. Mülhaupt, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, HU
- High-density polyethylene reinforced with titania nanoparticles
F. Bondioli, A. Dorigato, P. Fabbri, A.M. Ferrari, M. Messori, A. Pegoretti, Universitŕ di Modena e Reggio Emilia, IT
- Universal platform for preparation of functional block copolymers
P. McCarthy, N.V. Tsarevsky, W. Jakubowski, J. Spanwick, K. Matyjaszewski, ATRP Solutions, Inc., US
- POSS/polyamide 12 nanocomposites
X. Bao, C. Wan, F. Zhao, Loughborough University, UK
- Orientation of polymer semi-crystalline structures in polymer carbon nanotubes nanocomposites
G.Y. Georgiev, Y. Cabrera, M. Cronin, C. Rocheleau, B. Feinberg, P. Cebe, Assumption College and TUFTS University, US
- Characterization of new type polymer composites prepared by in situ coffining electrospun fibers into polymer matrixes
H. Tsutsumi, C. Hara, Yamaguchi University, JP
- Structure Development in Flexible Polyurethane Foam Nanocomposites
J.L. Stanford, P.A. Cookson, N.H. Fithriyah, A.N. Wilkinson, University of Manchester, UK
- Corrosion protective poly(o-toluidine)/ZrO2 nanocomposite coatings on copper
P.P. Patil, S. Chaudhari, North Maharashtra University, IN
- Electrochemical Impedance and Thermal Characterization of Nano-Reinforced Vinyl Chloride/Vinyl Acetate Coating
M. Calhoun, A. Ludwick, H. Aglan, Tuskegee University, US
- Nanosilicate Filled Poly (vinyl chloride-co-vinyl acetate) and Epoxy Coatings for Steel Corrosion Protection
L. Allie, J. Thorn, H. Aglan, Tuskegee University, US
- Nano-Sized Organofillers for Restorative Dentistry
K. Bukovinszki, M. Szaloki, A. Uveges, Z. Dudas, J.F. Hartmann, C. Hegedus, J. Borbely, University of Debrecen, HU
- The First-aid strip of copolymer, produced by electrospinning
Y-N. Lin, R-Q. Hsu, K-M. Chang, National Chiao Tung University, TW
- Balancing Material Properties in Multifunctional Carbon Nanotube Reinforced Polymer Composites
A.H. Brothers, Mainstream Engineering Corporation, US
- The anti-ultraviolet nano-fibers formed during electrospinning
Y-N. Lin, R-Q. Hsu, K-M. Chang, National Chiao Tung University, TW
- Novel Approach for Preparation of Organic/Inorganic Hybrid Nanocomposites
I-J. Kim, K.H. Kwon, Cheil Industries Inc., KR
- Novel Nanostructured High Performance Elastomeric Filaments
M. Joshi, B.L. Deopura, G.V. Raghunath Reddy, Indian Institute of Technology, IN
- Reactive block copolymers as versatile compatibilizers for polymer-clay nanocomposites
L. Flores-Santos, A. González-Montiel, M.D. Baeza-Alvarado, E. Espinoza-Rodríguez, P. Esparza-Hernández, CID, Centro de Investigación y Desarrollo Tecnológico, S.A. de C.V., MX
- Novel Approach for Preparation of Organic-Inorganic Hybrid Nanocomposites
I-J. Kim, K.H. Kwon, Cheil Industries Inc., KR
- Oil Based Polymer Silver Nanocomposite Materials Prepared by Light-induced Crosslinking Polymerization
O. Eksik, M.A. Tasdelen, A.T. Erciyes, Y. Yagci, Istanbul Technical University, TR
- Preparation and characterization of highly porous PVDF nanofibers and yarns
T. Andrukh, C. Few, O. Burtovyy, R. Burtovyy, I. Luzinov, K. Kornev, Clemson University, US
- Study of the ferroelectric properties for PVDF using DFT Theory
E. Ortíz, A. Cuán, C. Badillo, Q. Wang, L. Noreńa, Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana-Azcapotzalco, MX
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3:30 Soft Nano: Biologically inspired nanostructuresRoom 202
 Session chair: Fiona Case, NSTI, USA
3:30 Biopolymerization-Driven Self-Assembly of Nanofiber Air-Bridges
S. Pabba, B.H. Fasciotto, M.M. Yazdanapanah, V.V. Dobrokhotov, R.W. Cohn, University of Louisville, US
3:50 Polymer Biomembranes
W. Meier, University of Basel, CH
4:20 Self-Assembly of Nanoporous Silica Colloids: from Fundamentals to Applications
I. Sokolov, Clarkson University, US
4:50 The Nanomechanical Testing and Characterisation of Anti-viral Nano-structured Surface Coatings
I. Singh, P.S. Allan, Brunel University, UK
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7:30 WCM - Panel: Compact Models for Manufacturability - 7:30 - 9:00Room 201
 Session chair: Josef Watts, IBM, US
- NVIDIA, B-K. Liew, US
- TSMC, A. Doganis, US
- H. Trombley, IBM, US
- S. Rochel, Blaze DFM, US

Wednesday June 4

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8:30 Keynotes: Nanostructured Surfaces and InterfacesRoom 207
 Session chair: Tinh Nguyen, NIST, US
8:30 Opportunities and Challenges for Clean Surfaces
D. Rardon, PPG Industries, US
9:15 Nanotechnology in the forest and paper products industries
A.M. Chaka, National Institute of Standards and Technology, US
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1:30 Soft Nano: Food Structure DesignRoom 202
 Session chair: Peter Schurtenberger, University of Fribourg, CH
1:30 New Routes to Gels and Glasses, or how to apply analogies between soft matter physics and food systems
A. Stradner, University of Fribourg, CH
2:00 Stability of sub-micron food systems and colloidal aspects of digestion (invited)
A.K. Popp, S. Melnikov, J. Seijen-tenHoorn, L. Flendrig, K.P. Velikov, Unilever R&D, NL
2:30 Synthesis and Characterization Colloidal Particles from Phytosterols
L. Rossi, S. Sacanna, K.P. Velikov, Unilever Food & Health Research Institute, NL
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1:30 Characterization: Polymer NanotechRoom 206
 Session chair: Greg Haugstad, University of Minnesota, US
1:30 Probing Nanoscale Mechanical and Thermal Properties of Heterostructured Polymeric Materials
G. Meyers, V. Ginzburg, H. Lakrout, B. McIntyre, M. Keefe, R. Drumright, K. Yang, A. Pasztor Jr., S. Magonov, N. Erina, L. Huang, C. Meyer, S. Belikov, C. Su, C. Prater, Dow Chemical, US
2:10 Characterizing Membrane Sorption and Diffusion with Flux Lateral Force Microscopy
J.P. Killgore, R.M. Overney, University of Washington, US
2:30 Atomic Force/Scanning Probe Microscopy of Pharmaceutical and Biological Materials
D.A. Chernoff, Advanced Surface Microscopy, Inc., US
2:50 Self-assembly Kinetics of a Micelle in the Milli-second Range Directly Observed by Synchrotron Small Angle Scattering
R. Lund, J. Colmenero, L. Willner, M. Monkenbusch, D. Richter, P. Panine, T. Narayanan, University of the Basque Country, ES
3:10 Characterization of Cellulose Nanocrystals by SPM
R.R. Lahiji, R. Reifenberger, R.J. Moon, A. Rudie, Purdue University, US

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 2008 Polymer Nanotechnology Symposium will provide an opportunity to share your contribution to this important field.

Topics & Application Areas

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

  • Stimuli-sensitive polymer nanostructures
  • Synthesis & Processes: creating nanostructured materials
  • Bio-inspiration for nanostructured materials
  • Polymer nanocomposite applications
  • Nanostructured surfaces and interfaces
  • Food structure design
  • Characterization of polymer nanostructures
  • Modeling and simulation of polymer nanostructures
  • Other

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 Nanotech 2008 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.

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.