2007 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show - Nanotech 2007 - 10th Annual
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Program Committee

7th International Conference on

Computational Nanoscience and Nanotechnology

ICCN 2007

May 20 - 24, 2007
Santa Clara Convention Center
Santa Clara, California, U.S.A.


An Interdisciplinary Integrative Forum on
Nanotechnology Computational Efforts in the Biology,
Chemistry, Physics and Materials fields.

Announcement Topics Organization Events

Conference Co-Chairs

Nick Quirke Nick Quirke
Chair in Physical Chemistry, Imperial College London, UK
(speaker biography)
Wolfgang Windl Wolfgang Windl
Associate Professor, Ohio State University, US
(speaker biography)

Symposium Sessions


Monday May 21

7:00 Registration
8:30 Nanotech Conference Opening & Keynotes

Tuesday May 22

7:00 TUESDAY - Registration
4:00 Poster Session 1 (4:00 - 6:00) & Expo Reception

Wednesday May 23

1:00 ICCN: Predicting Electrical Properties of Nanostructured Materials
4:00 ICCN: Simulation of Nanostructured Materials

Thursday May 24

8:30 Softnano: Composites: Polymers: ICCN: Keynote
10:30 ICCN: Softnano: Multi-scale Modeling of Soft Nanostructured Materials
1:30 ICCN: Modeling Zeolites, Surfaces and Surface Processes
2:10 ICCN: Softnano: Multi-scale Modeling of Soft Nanostructured Materials

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)

Tuesday May 22

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7:00 TUESDAY - RegistrationMain Lobby
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4:00 Poster Session 1 (4:00 - 6:00) & Expo ReceptionExhibit Hall

Wednesday May 23

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1:00 ICCN: Predicting Electrical Properties of Nanostructured MaterialsGrand Ballroom D
 Session chair: John De Mello, Imperial College, UK
1:00 Quantum Design of Complex Nanostructured Electronic Materials
A.J. Williamson, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, US
1:20 Pseudopotential theory of electronic excitations in semiconductor nanostructures
A. Franceschetti and M.C. Troparevsky, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, US
1:40 Conduction Properties of BN-doped Fullerene Chain Obtained by Density Functional Calculations
N. Krainara, P. Luksirikul, J. Sirijaraensre, P. Pantu and J. Limtrakul, Kasetsart University, TH
2:00 Nanoscale Modeling of Damage and Annealing of SiC Diode Detectors under Irradiation
B. Khorsandi, W. Windl, T.E. Blue, J. Chenkovich and D. Miller, Ohio State University, US
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4:00 ICCN: Simulation of Nanostructured MaterialsGrand Ballroom D
 Session chair: Wolfgang Windl, Ohio State University, US
4:00 Atomistic Simulation of Cracktip Failure Pathways in Fe and Fe Alloys
P.A. Gordon, T. Neeraj, Y. Li and M.J. Luton, ExxonMobil Research & Engineering, US
4:20 A Temperature-related Homogenization Technique for Nanoscale Continuum Approximation
S.P. Xiao and W.X. Yang, The University of Iowa, US
4:40 Mechanics of silicon nanowires: size-dependent elasticity from first principles
R.E. Rudd and B. Lee, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, US

Thursday May 24

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8:30 Softnano: Composites: Polymers: ICCN: KeynoteGrand Ballroom F
 Session chair: Fiona Case, NSTI, US
8:30 Active and Adaptive Nanocomposites: Opportunities for Smart Materials
R. Vaia, Air Force Research Laboratory, US (bio)
9:10 Functionalized Nanocomposite Silica Materials
A. Dattelbaum, Los Alamo National Lab, US (bio)
9:40 Alinghi - America’s Cup defender as driver for multidisciplinary research
J-A.E. Månson, Alinghi and EPFL, CH (bio)
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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 ICCN: Modeling Zeolites, Surfaces and Surface ProcessesGrand Ballroom F
 Session chair: Wolfgang Windl, Ohio State University, US
1:30 Interaction of DNA with Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes: Implication to the Bio-Sensors
K-J Kong, H. Chang and J-O Lee, Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology, KR
1:50 A Kinetic Study of the MOCVD of GaN
D. Moscatelli and C. Cavallotti, Politecnico di Milano, IT
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2:10 ICCN: Softnano: Multi-scale Modeling of Soft Nanostructured MaterialsGrand Ballroom F
 Session chair: Dmitry Bedrov, University of Utah, US
2:10 A Multiscale investigation of the influence of surface morphology on thin films CVD deposition
A. Barbato, M. Rondanini and C. Cavallotti, Politecnico di Milano, IT
2:30 Bridging Domain Multiscale Method
S.P. Xiao and W.Y. Hou, The University of Iowa, US
2:50 Atomistic-Continuum Simulations of Carbon Nanotubes in LIquids
P. Koumoutsakos, E. Kotsalis, J.H. Walther and A. Dupuis, ETH Zurich, CH

Joint Sessions

Announcement and Call for Participation

The largest gathering in the field worldwide, ICCN 2007, in collaboration with the Nanotech 2007, is the premier technical forum for presenting the latest research and development in computational methods, tools and applications at the nano scale.

With the continued miniaturization and blending of technologies, advanced computational techniques in the nano and micro regimes are paramount in the advancement of all high technology regardless of its traditional domain. The ICCN provides a forum for the interdisciplinary blending of computational efforts in biology, chemistry, physics and materials, founded on inherently similar modeling approaches but applied towards traditionally distinct disciplines.

Journal Submissions

Molecular Simulation

Molecular Simulation

Selected Nanotech Proceedings papers will be reviewed and invited into a Special Issue of Molecular Simulation.

For consideration into this Special Issue of Molecular Simulations, please select the "Submit to Molecular Simulation" button during the on-line submission procedure. Please note that you may only select a single journal during the submission process.

Conference Organization


Technical Program Chairs

  • Nick Quirke, Imperial College, London, UK
  • Wolfgang Windl, Ohio State University, USA

ICCN & Nanotechnology Conference Committee

  • Wolfgang S. Bacsa, Université Paul Sabatier, France
  • Roberto Car, Princeton University, USA
  • Franco Cerrina, University of Wisconsin - Madison, 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
  • Hannes Jonsson, University of Washington, USA
  • Anantha Krishnan, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA
  • Alex Liddle, Lawrence Berkeley 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

Topics & Application Areas

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

  • Molecular Modeling
  • Protein Modeling
  • Structural Biology
  • Bioinformatics/Computational Genomics
  • Computational Biology
  • Computational Drug/Molecular Design
  • Self-Replicating/Organizing Systems
  • Combinatorial Chemistry
  • Polymers and Colloids
  • Catalysis, Separations and Reactions
  • Kinetics and Collision Dynamics
  • Molecular Electronic Structure
  • Quantum Molecular Dynamics - Theory & Applications
  • General Computational Chemistry - Theory & Methods
  • Interfaces and Contacts
  • Surfaces, Surface Processes and Thin Films
  • Optical and Vibrational Properties
  • Alloys and Nanostructures
  • Tribology
  • Radiation Effects & Impact Phenomena
  • Glasses & Ceramics
  • Materials at High Pressure & Temperature
  • Large-Scale Simulations
  • Multiscale Modeling of Materials
  • General Theory & Methods
  • Nanoscale Device Modeling
  • Nanoscale Process Modeling
  • Nanoscale Electronic Material Modeling
  • Other

In Association with

ICCN 2007 2007 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show
Nanotech 2007
BioNano 2007 2007 NSTI Bio Nano Conference and Trade Show
BioNano 2007
MSM 2007 Eighth International Conference on Modeling and Simulation of Microsystems
MSM 2007
WCM 2007 2007 Workshop on Compact Modeling
WCM 2007
Announcement Topics Organization Events

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