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Nanotech 2003 Program


Carbon Nanotube Electronics
Phaedon Avouris, IBM Research Division
The MEMS-Nano Connections: Accessing Nanotechnology through Microtechnology
Al Pisano, University of California at Berkeley
MEMS Technologies for Communications
Clark T.-C. Nguyen, DARPA/MTO
Manipulating Quantum Information with Semiconductor Spintronics
David Awschalom, UC Santa Barbara
The Impact of Scanning Probe Microscopy on Nanotech - From Imaging of Atoms by Cantilevers to Biosensors and to Mechanical Terabit Memories
Hans-Joachim Guentherodt, Institut für Physik der Universität Basel, CH
Molecular Wires and Logic Circuits Integration in a Single Molecule?
Christian Joachim, CEMES-CNRS, FR
Nanotech Devices: Towards Protein Control of Surface Activity and Permeability
Georges Robillard, BioMade Corporation, NL
Joseph Schumpeter ... Meet Dr. Feynman
Sandeep Malhotra, Ardesta
Converging Technologies (NBIC)
William Sims Bainbridge, National Science Foundation
Nanoscience Research Promotion at RIKEN
Eiichi Maruyama, Frontier Research System RIKEN, JP
Coarse-Grained Molecular Dynamics for Nano-Design
Robert E. Rudd, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

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Program At a Glance

Nanotech 2003 Sessions and Highlights

NANO Technology (oral & poster sessions)

BIO Technology (oral & poster sessions)

MICRO Technology (oral & poster sessions)

NANO Technology (reduced speaker highlights)

Molecular and Nano Electronics
  • P. Avouris, IBM
  • S. Williams, Hewlett Packard
  • D. Awschalom, UC Santa Barbara
  • C. Joachim, CEMES-CNRS, France
  • D. Ferry, Arizona State University
  • A. Demkov, Motorola, Inc.
  • A. Farajian, Tohuku University
  • G. Kirczenow, Simon Fraser University, Canada
  • J.X. Zhong, Oak Ridge National Lab
  • S. Heinze, IBM Research
  • E. Gallo, Drexel University
  • B. Courtois, Tima, FR
  • L. Yu, Rice University
  • R. Lake, University California Riverside
  • G. Snider, Notre Dame
  • Y. Orlov, Cornell University
  • M.P. Anantram, NASA Ames Research Center
Nanoscale Semiconductors and Devices
  • M. Hane, NEC, Corp, JP
  • S. Charkravarthi, Texas Instruments
  • G. Klimeck, NASA, JPL
  • P. Pichler, Fraunhofer Inst., D
  • G. Loechelt, ON Semiconductor
Fuel Cells
  • K.-D. Kreuer, Max-Planck Inst., DE
  • J. Elliott, University of Cambridge, UK
  • T.R. Mattsson, Sandia National Labs
  • K. Promislaw, Simon Fraser
  • S.J. Paddison, Motorola
  • A. Singhal, Nanopowder Enterprises
  • T.E. Springer, Los Alamos National Lab
  • H.J. Ploehn, University of South Carolina
  • T. Yamamoto, NEC Labs. JP
  • S. Lee, MicroCoating Technologies, Inc.
  • J. Wyatt, Nanomix
Ion Chanels and Biomimetics
  • A. Parikh, UC-Davis
  • R. Harms, Pacific Northwest National Lab
  • C. Millar, Glasgow University
  • D. Gillespie, University of Miami School of Medicine
  • R. Eisenberg, Rush University
  • A.J. Golumbfskie, Lawrence Livermore National Lab
Nano Devices and Systems
  • A. Maiti, Accelrys, Inc.
  • H. Cheng, Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.
  • Robert Rudd, LLNL
  • D. Corr, NTera Inc.
  • S. Fujita, Toshiba Corp.
  • A. Buldum, University of Ohio
  • T.E. McKnight, Oak Ridge National Lab
  • C. Mueller, Analex Corp.
  • L. Wade, Caltech
  • J. Stetter, Nanomix
  • K. Kolokolov, NASA Ames Research Center

BIO Technology (reduced speaker highlights)

Drug Design and Molecular Medicine
  • H. Ma, Morewood Molecular Science, Inc.
  • V. Yamazaki, Proteomic Systems, Inc.
  • D. Bussier, Chiron Corp.
  • J. Musser, National Institutes of Health
  • H. Ottleben, Graffinity Pharmaceuticals
  • K. Krause, University of Houston/ Baylor Med.
Bio-Chips, Proteomics, Bio-Systems
  • G. Robillard, BioMade Corporation
  • X. Gao, Xeotron
  • P. Barthmaier, Agilent Technologies
  • S. Bradbury, Los Alamos National Lab
  • B. Weinberger, Ciphergen
  • P. Wagner, Zyomyx
  • S.W. Howell, Purdue
  • J. Camarero, Biosecurity of Lawrence Livermore National Lab
  • C. Wheeler, Amersham Biosciences
  • Y. Lee, Samsung Technology Inst.
  • C. Van Hout, EraGen Bioscience Inc.
  • J.P. Bearinger, ETH Zurich
  • J. Golovchenko, Harvard

MICRO Technology (reduced speaker highlights)

Micro and Nano Fluidics
  • S. Wereley, Purdue, ShortCourse: Micro/Nanofluidics
  • D. Eun, Coaxial Inc.
  • G. Yao, Flow Science Inc.
  • J.E. Butler, Naval Research Lab
  • J. Feng, CFD Research Corporation
  • K. Jacobs, Bayer Central Research
  • P. Koumoutsakos, ETH-Zurich
  • E. Furlani, Eastman Kodak Company
  • J. Uebbing, Agilent Technologies
  • B. Debusschere, Sandia National Laboratories
  • J. Walther, Swiss Federal Inst. of Technology
MEMS Systems, Sensors and Transducers
  • Albert P. Pisano, University of California at Berkeley
  • Clark T.-C. Nguyen, DARPA/MTO
  • T. Udeshi, Zyvex Corporation
  • C. Raudzis, Robert Bosch, GmbH
  • J.H. Chen, Agere Systems
  • J. Bryzek, Transperent Networks
  • Over 200 MEMS Submissions
Compact Modeling and Electronics (3-day workshop, 30 experts)
  • N. Arora, Cadence Design Systems
  • A. Bell, Agere Systems
  • R. Dutton, Stanford University
  • J. Fossum, University of Florida
  • C. Galup-Montoro, UFSC, BR
  • D. Klaassen, Philips, NE
  • C. McAndrew, Motorola
  • M. Miura-Mattausch, Hiroshima University, JP
  • A. Niknejad, Berkeley
  • M. Schroter, University Dresden, DE
  • H. Shin, KAIST, KR
  • E. Vittoz, CSEM/EPFL, CH
  • S. Wong, Stanford University
Fabrication and Assembly
  • K. Lin, Toyota Technology Inst., JP
  • D. Resnick, Motorola Labs
  • D. Choi, Jet Propulsion Lab
  • S. Williams, Hewlett-Packard Laboratroies
  • V. Merkulov, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

NANO, BIO & MICRO Business and Research Initiatives

  • S. Malhotra, Ardesta
  • S. Mize, Panel: Commercial Opportunities in Nanotechnology
  • L. Foster, LARTA , Panel: Nanotechnology Industrialization
  • E. Maruyama, RIKEN Frontier Research System, Japan
  • M. Roco, National Science Foundation
  • Swiss Nanotechnology Initative
  • R. Oliver, ICI plc, Strategic Perspectives in Small Technology
  • D. Welsh, Partech International Blasting Through the Hype
  • W.N. Hulsey, Hughes & Luce, LLP & University of Texas
  • N.D. Shinn, Sandia , DOE Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies
  • K. Jacobs, Bayer, Nanofluidics - Scientific priority program
  • Z. Yaniv, Applied Nanotech, Inc.
  • E. Fontes, COMSOL Inc.
  • B. Weinberger, Ciphergen
  • A. Szilagyi, NanoMuscle
  • G. Goldbech-Wood, Accelyrs
  • J. Stetter, Nanomix
  • G. della Cioppa, NanoInk, Inc.
  • T. Yadav, NanoProducts Corp.

Short Courses and Tutorials

Fundamentals and Applications of Micro/Nanofluidics

Instructor: Steve Wereley, Purdue University
Room: Merced Room
Date/Time: Sunday February 23, 3 - 6 pm
Duration: 3 hours
Includes: Course notes
Price: $95

This short course will start with a consideration of the fundamentals of intermolecular forces and proceed to a consideration of where continuum assumptions are valid and where they are not. Scaling phenomena will be discussed, i.e. the importance of surface tension and dominance of drag, in continuous flows. The breakdown of continuum behavior will then be discussed and the utility of computational simulations outlined. A short introduction to electrokinetics will be provided. Then experimental techniques suitable for micro/nano flows will be presented. Finally aero-based examples will be discussed.

The short course will encompass issues ranging from nanotechnolgy to microsystems technologies (MEMS).


  1. Fluid mechanics theory in small but continuous flows
  2. Sub continuum fluids theory
  3. Electrokinetics
  4. Microscale experimental diagnostics
  5. Aero applications of microfluidics


  1. Introduction
    • Intermolecular Forces
    • The Three States of Matter
    • Continuum Assumption
  2. Continuum Fluid Mechanics at Small Scales
    • Boundary Conditions
    • Low Reynolds Number Flows
    • Surface Tension
  3. Molecular Approaches
    • Molecular Dynamics simulations
    • Direct Simulation Monte Carlo Technique
  4. Electrokinetics(Electro-Osmosis, Electrophoresis, Dielectrophoresis)
  5. Experimental Flow Characterization
    • Pointwise Methods
    • Full-Field Methods
  6. Overview of Micro-PIV
    • Fundamental Physics Considerations of Micro-PIV
    • Extensions of the Micro-PIV technique
      • Microfluidic Nanoscope
      • Micro particle Image Thermometry
      • Infrared Micro-PIV
      • Particle Tracking Velocimetry
  7. Application Examples
    • Flow in a Microchannel
    • Flow in a Micronozzle
    • Flow Around a Blood Cell
    • Flow in Microfluidic Biochip

COMSOL Software Demonstration of Micro and Nano Applications

Room: Conference Theater
Date/Time: Sunday February 23, 3 - 5 pm
Duration: 2 hours
Enrolment form: Free attendance for registered conference attendees

FEMLAB is a finite element software used to model applications in all fields of engineering and science. Based on MATLAB it is used to model coupled systems of nonlinear Partial Differential Equations. All FEMLAB models can be saved as M-files and manipulated in the MATLAB environment. Since it is equation-based, you can define and couple your PDEs freely and arbitrarily - true Multiphysics in 1D, 2D and 3D.

Be part of this seminar and see how FEMLAB can be implemented to your modeling needs. You are free to ask questions during the demonstration, influence the modeling process and discuss how FEMLAB would be applicable to your work. In particular we will look at:

  • Fuel cells
  • MEMS
  • Microfluidic flow
  • Electropherosis
  • Piezoelectrics

Workshop on Compact Modeling Tutorials

Modelling of Si and SiGe Bipolar Transistors with the Compact Model Mextram 504
Instructor: Jeroen Paasschens and R. van der Toorn, Philips Research Laboratories, The Netherlands
Room: Delores Room
Date/Time: Thursday February 27, 2:10 - 3:10 pm
Duration: 1 hour
Includes: Course notes
The Look-Up Table Approach and its Implementation in a Circuit Simulator
Instructor: Mahesh Patil, Indian Institute of Technology - Bombay, India
Date/Time: Thursday February 27, 3:10 - 4:10 pm
Duration: 1 hour
Includes: Course notes
Price: $50 (for both tutorials)

Molecular Modeling of Nanomaterials

Instructors: Nick Quirke, Imperial College, Gerhard Goldbeck-Wood, Accelrys
Date/Time: Friday February 28, 8:30 am - 4:45 pm


The aim of this workshop is to introduce participants to current modeling methods and their use in predicting the properties of nanomaterials, The workshop will be based on the Materials Studio modeling environment, and consider methods reaching from quantum mechanics, via classical atomistic to mesoscale. Following an introductory lecture by Prof. Nick Quirke from Imperial College, London, participants will carry out tutorials on dedicated PCs.


The workshop will cover the following:

  • Introduction to Modeling of Nanomaterials.
  • Introduction to the Materials Studio modeling environment.
  • Nanotech modeling tutuorials using quantum mechanics, classical, and mesoscale simulation methods.


  • 08:30 Welcome and registration.
  • 09:00 Introduction to Modeling of Nantomaterials. (Prof. Nick Quirke, Imperial College)
  • 09:40 Introduction to the Materials Studio Modeling environment. (Dr. Gerhard Goldbeck-Wood, Accelrys)
  • 10.00 The Basics
    • Tutorial 1:Sketching a simple molecule.
    • Tutorial 2: Hydrogen physisorption on a tungsten surface.
  • 11:00 Quantum mechanical methods:
    • Tutorial 3: Effect of water adsorbates on the field emission from carbon nanotube tips.
  • 12:30 Lunch
  • 13:30 Classical atomistic methods.
    • Tutorial 4: Nanotribology of layer systems.
  • 15:00 Mesoscale methods
  • Tutorial 5: Simulation of a nanoscopic drug delivery system.
  • 16:30 Concluding remarks.
  • 16:45 Workshop Ends.

Special Issue of Molecular Simulation

Special Issue of Molecular Simulation, a Taylor and Francis publication.

Aims and Scope of Molecular Simulation:
An international, multidisciplinary, academic journal Molecular Simulation covers all aspects of research related to, or of importance to, molecular modelling and simulation (including informatics, theoretical and experimental work). Molecular Simulation exists to bring togetherthe most significant papers concerned with applications of simulation methods, and original contributions to the development of simulation methodology from biology and biochemistry, chemistry, chemical engineering, materials, medicine, physics and information science. The aim is to provide a forum in which cross fertilization between application areas, methodologies, disciplines, as well as academic and industrial researchers can take place and new developments can be encouraged. Molecular Simulation is of interest to all researchers using or developing simulation methods (for example those based on statistical mechanics) and to those experimentalists, theorists and information scientists who wish to use simulation data or address a simulation audience.

Format of References:
[1] B. J. Alder and T. E. Wainwright, "Studies in molecular dynamics. 1. > General method", J. Chem. Phys., 31, 459 (1959).
[2] W. W. Wood "Monte Carlo studies of simple liquid models", in Physics of Simple Liquids, H. N. V. Temperley, J. S. Rowlinson and G. S. Rushbrooke, eds. North-Holland, Amsterdam, 1968, ch. 5 1939, pp 8 - 10.

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