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Nanotech 2003, the nanotechnology conference and trade show
2003 Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show
February 23-27, 2003
Grand Hyatt San Francisco , California, U.S.A.
Conference Technical Program

Topics and Application Areas

The major areas of activity in the development of nanotechnology solicited and expected at this conference include but are not limited to:

  • Alloys and Nanostructures
  • Biomimetics
  • Carbon Nano Devices
  • Catalysis, Separations and Reactions
  • Combinatorial Chemistry
  • Fuel Cells and Energy
  • Materials, Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Human Performance
  • Lab-on-chip
  • Multiscale Modeling
  • Molecular Computing
  • Molecular Electronic Structure
  • Mechanical, Optical and Vibrational Properties
  • Nanosystems and Devices
  • Polymers and Colloids
  • Quantum Effects, Devices and Spintronics
  • Semiconductors & Electronic Materials
  • A technical digest and CD ROM, consisting of articles submitted by authors of both oral and poster papers will be distributed to participants at registration.

    Nanotechnology Chair

    Matthew Laudon, NSTI-ACRS, USA
    Wolfgang Windl, Ohio State University, USA

    Nanotechnology Conference Committee

    M.P. Anantram, NASA Ames Research Center, USA
    Roberto Car, Princeton University, USA
    Franco Cerrina, University of Wisconsin - Madison, USA
    Alex Demkov, Motorola, USA
    Murray S. Daw, Clemson University, USA
    Robert S. Eisenberg, Rush Medical Center, Chicago, USA
    Toshio Fukuda, Nagoya University, Japan
    David K. Ferry, Arizona State University, USA
    Sharon Glotzer, University of Michigan, USA
    William Goddard, CalTech, USA
    Gerhard Goldbeck-Wood, Accelrys, Inc., UK
    Niels Gronbech-Jensen, UC Davis and Berkeley Laboratory
    Karl Hess, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
    Charles H. Hsu, MaxiMEM Limited, Taiwan
    Hannes Jonsson, University of Washington, USA
    Anantha Krishnan, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, USA
    Alex Liddle, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA
    Stephen Paddison, Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA
    Philip Pincus, University of California at Santa Barbara, USA
    Serge Prudhomme, University of Texas at Austin, USA
    Philippe Renaud, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology of Lausanne
    Robert Rudd, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA
    Clayton Teague, National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA
    Dragica Vasilesca, Arizona State University, USA
    Arthur Voter, Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA
    Phillip R. Westmoreland , University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA
    Gloria Yueh, Midwestern University, USA

    Technical Program Chairs

    Matthew Laudon, NSTI-ACRS, USA
    Bart Romanowicz, CFDRC, USA

    Nanotechnology Highlights

    Keynote Presentations

    • Phaedon Avouris
      IBM Research Division
      Title to be Announced
    • David Awschalom
      UC Santa Barbara
      Manipulating Quantum Information with Semiconductor Spintronics
    • Christian Joachim
      Molecular Wires and Logic Circuit Integration in a Single Molecule
    • Albert P. Pisano
      University of California at Berkeley
      The MEMS-Nano Connections: Accessing Nanotechnology through Microtechnology
    • George Robillard
      Founder and Director of BioMade Corporation, Groningen, Netherlands
      NanoTech Devices: Towards Protein Control of Surface Activity and Permeability
    • Sandeep Malhotra
      Vice President of Nanotechnology, Ardesta
      Joseph Schumpeter ... Meet Dr. Feynman
    • Eiichi Maruyama
      RIKEN Frontier Research System, Japan
      Title to be announced
    • Robert Rudd
      Lawrence, Livermore National Laboratory
      Coarse-Grained Molecular Dynamics for Nano-Design

    Special Sessions

    • Converging Technologies at the Nanoscale to Improve Human Performance
      Mihail Roco, National Science Foundation
    • Biomimetics: Emulating Biological Principles of Organization and Function at the Nanoscale
      Atul Parikh, UC-Davis
    • Drug Design and Molecular Medicine
      Kurt Krause, University of Houston
    • Lab on a Chip; Fluidics to Proteomics
      Srinivas Iyer, Los Alamos National Lab
    • Modeling of Micro and Nano Fluidic Systems
      Narayan Aluru, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
      Steffen Hardt, Institute of Microtechnology, Mainz, Germany
    • Nanoscale Bio-Molecular Analysis and Characterization
      Jose Olivares, Los Alamos National Lab
    • Nanostructures; Biological Ion Channels to Thin Oxides
      Bob Eisenberg, Rush Medical Center
    • Nanostructured Soft Materials: Directed Self-Assembly for Tailored Properties
      Dr Gerhard Goldbeck-Wood, Accelrys
    • Physical Chemistry of Nanomaterials: Insights from Molecular Modelling and Theory
      Nick Quirke
      Imperial College London, UK
    • The physical properties of nano and nanostructured materials are often significantly different from those of bulk or homogeneous systems. In this session we will look at how molecular modelling, simulation and theory are able to probe nanoscale properties. This information can be used to understand important physical phenomena such as wetting, adsorption, fluid flow and charge transport on small scales and hence help in the design of nanomaterials. Papers are invited in all areas of the physical chemistry of nanomaterials.

      Papers from this special session, along with selected papers from the ICCN will appear in the journal Molecular Simulation, Taylor & Francis.

    • The PEM Fuel Cell: Materials and Device Modeling
      Stephen J. Paddison
      Los Alamos National Laboratory
    • Confirmed speakers:

      • On the Development of New Electrolytes for Fuel Cell Applications: the Role of Simulation Tools
        Klaus-Dieter Kreuer, Max-Planck-Institut fur Festkorperforschung, Germany
      • Self-Consistent Mean Field Theory for Micro-domain Structure in Perfluorinated Ionomers
        Harry J. Ploehn, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of South Carolina
      • Title to be Announced
        Matthew Neurock, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Virginia
      • Modeling PEFC Anode Performance to Include Effects of CO, Reformate Gas, and Hydrogen Dilution
        Thomas E. Springer, Materials Science Division, Los Alamos National Laboratory
      • Effects of the environment on the performance of PEM nanocatalysts
        Perla B. Balbuena, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of South Carolina
      • Title to be Announced
        Keith Promislow, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Simon Fraser University, Canada
      • Micro-scale Phenomena in PEM Fuel Cells
        C. -Y. Wang, Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University
      • Title to be Announced
        Hongtan Liu, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Miami
      • Voltage current curve of a PEM fuel cell: analytical and numerical modeling
        Andrei A. Kulikovsky, Insitute for Materials and Processes in Energy Systems, Research Center Juelich, Germany
      • Ab-initio Molecular Dynamics of CH3OH at the H2O/Pt Interface
        Thomas K. Mattsson, Surface and Interface Science Department, Sandia National Laboratories
      • Title to be Announced
        James A. Elliott, Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy, University of Cambridge, England
      • Advances in Modeling and Simulation of Transport Processes in PEM Fuel Cells
        Bruno D’Aguanno, Energy & Process Engineering Department, CRS4, Italy
      • Theoretical Study of Temporal Performance Patterns in Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cell Anodes
        Michael Eikerling, Physik-Department, Technische Universität München, Germany
      • Proton Conduction in the Polymer Electrolyte Membrane: molecular and statistical mechanics modeling
        Stephen J. Paddison, Theoretical Division, Los Alamos National Laboratory

    • Molecular Electronics
      Alex Demkov
      M.P. Anantram
      NASA Ames Research Center
    • With the size of the electronic devices becoming comparable to that of molecular systems, nano and molecular electronics become competing alternatives for future electronics. Theoretical methods used in both fields are rather similar in their mathematical form and in their shortcomings. Experiments are difficult to do and to interpret. The focus session will provide a forum to discuss the future of the electronics research, and is meant to highlight the importance of novel theoretical/computational approaches to electronics in the nano-meter scale. Papers modeling nanostructures using ab initio (quantum chemistry and solid state physics), tight-binding, molecular dynamics and other approaches are welcome. Papers are solicited including (but not limited to) the following areas:

      • molecular electronics
      • computational nanoelectronics
      • silicon, BN and carbon nanotubes
      • DNA transport
      • full band modeling in quantum transport
      • novel nano-scale device structures
      • modeling of molecular scale logic gates

      Confirmed speakers:

      • Stuart Lindsay, Arizona State University, USA
      • Stefan Heinze, IBM, USA
      • George Kirczenow, Simon Fraser University, Canada
      • Mark Ratner, Northwestern University, USA
      • Gioulia Galli, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA
      • Francisco Raymo, University of Miami, USA

    • Quantum Effects, Quantum Devices, and Spintronics
      David Ferry, Arizona State University
    • Papers from this special session, along with selected papers from the ICCN will appear in the Journal of Computational Electronics, Kluwer Academic Publishers.

    • Simulation of photonic crystals and electromagnetic band gap based device
      Andreas Hieke, Ciphergen Biosystems, Inc.

    Panel Sessions

    • Micro and Nano CAD Tool Panel
      Jacob White, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    • Opportunities in the Integration of Micro, Nano and Bio Technologies,
      Venture Capital Panel

    Short Courses

    • Fundamentals and Applications of Micro/Nanofluidics
      Steve Wereley, Purdue University
    • Physical Chemistry of Nanomaterials
      Nick Quirke, Imperial College London, UK
    • Molecular Modeling for Nanotechnology
      Gerhard Goldbeck-Wood, Accelrys

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