2007 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show - Nanotech 2007 - 10th Annual
Technical Conferences
Nano Electronics & Photonics
Nano Fabrication
Sensors & Systems
Micro & Nano Fluidics
MSM - Modeling Microsystems
WCM - Compact Modeling
Nanostructured Materials & Devices
Soft Nanotechnologies & Applications
Nanoparticles in Soft Materials - Colloidal Systems
Polymer Nanotechnology
Carbon Nano Structures & Devices
Nano Particles & Applications
Composites & Interfaces
Energy Technologies & Applications
Nanotech in Health, Environment & Society
ICCN - Nanoscale Modeling
Nanoscale Characterization
Homeland Security
Bio Nano Materials & Tissues
Bio Sensors & Diagnostics
Biomarkers & Nanoparticles
Cancer Diagnostics, Imaging & Treatment
Drug Delivery & Therapeutics
Nano Medicine
Nanotech to Neurology
TechConnect Summit - IP Matchmaking
Cleantech 2007
Industrial Impact Workshop
Program Committee

Energy Technologies & Applications

Symposium Chair

Wade Adams Wade Adams
Chairman of the Board of Texas Nanotechnology Initiative (TNI)
Director of the Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology
Rice University, USA

Speakers Include (together with Cleantech 2007):

Vinod Khosla Vinod Khosla
Khosla Ventures
Loucas Tsakalakos Loucas Tsakalakos
General Electric
Wade Adams Wade Adams
Rice University
Michael D. Jackson Michael D. Jackson
Paul Alivisatos Paul Alivisatos
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
John G. Sylvia John G. Sylvia
TPG Growth
Neil Cameron Neil Cameron
Emerald Technology Ventures
Dan Rastler, Electric Research Power Institute (EPRI)
Jerry McNerney Jerry McNerney
United States Congress
Lawrence H. Dubois Lawrence H. Dubois
SRI International
Jeff Andrews Jeff Andrews
Atlas Venture
Daniel L. Laird Daniel L. Laird
Sandia National Laboratories
Kitu Bindra Kitu Bindra
Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney
Edward T. Yu Edward T. Yu
University of California, San Diego
C.P. (Case) van Dam C.P. (Case) van Dam
University of California at Davis
Shyam Venkatesh, Omron

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

8:20 Cleantech 2007 Opening & Keynotes
10:30 Cleantech & Sustainable Industries: Corporate Interests 
11:10 Cleantech & Sustainable Industries: Corporate & Investment Interests 
1:30 Cleantechnology & Sustainable Industries: Investment Panel
1:00 Cleantechnology & Sustainable Industries: Policy Panel
2:00 Cleantech Posters & Expo
2:00 Nanotech Poster Session 2 - Expo Reception (2:00 - 4:00)
2:30 Cleantech: Nanotech: TechConnect: Highlighted Presentations (Videos)
3:50 TechConnect Ventures & Partnering: Software
3:30 Cleantech: Renewable Power Generation
3:30 Cleantech Ventures & Partnering: Energy 1
3:30 Cleantech Ventures & Partnering: Materials & Applications
5:00 Cleantech: Water
5:00 Cleantech Ventures & Partnering: Energy 2
5:00 Cleantech Ventures & Partnering: Sustainables, Efficiencies, Fuels
5:00 Nanotech Ventures & Partnering: Advanced Materials

Thursday May 24

8:30 Cleantech 2007 Keynotes
10:30 Cleantech: Energy Efficiency
10:30 Cleantech: Wind Energy
10:30 Cleantech: Nanotech: Photovoltaics
12:00 Cleantech Lunch - Upper Terrace
1:20 Cleantech: Business and Development Initiatives
2:00 Cleantech: Electric Power Grid
1:30 Cleantech: Reduced Footprint
1:30 Cleantech: Nanotech: Fuel Cells
3:00 TechConnect: Cleantech: Sustainable & Clean Technologies: Energy & Materials
3:30 Cleantech: Transportation
3:30 Cleantech: Fuels

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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8:20 Cleantech 2007 Opening & KeynotesTheater
 Session chair: Matthew Laudon, NSTI & Kitu Bindra, Buchanan Ingersoll
8:20 Cleantech 2007 Welcome
D. Laird, Sandia National Laboratories, US
8:30 Cleantech Futures
V. Khosla, Khosla Ventures, US (bio)
9:15 CleanTech Needs and Solutions for the Electric Power Sector
H. Courtright, Electric Power Research Institute, US (bio)
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10:30 Cleantech & Sustainable Industries: Corporate Interests Theater
 Session chair: Regina Ramazzini, CSTI, US
10:30 GE Energy - Ecomagination
K. Brass, General Electric, US
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11:10 Cleantech & Sustainable Industries: Corporate & Investment Interests Theater
 Session chair: Dallas Kachan, Inside Greentech
- S. Venkatesh, Omron, US (bio)
- J. Sylvia, Texas Pacific Group, US
- H. Ibe, Toshiba, JP
- L. Norman, Halliburton, US
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1:30 Cleantechnology & Sustainable Industries: Investment PanelTheater
 Session chair: Nick Parker, Cleantech Venture Network
- P. Danielson, MMA Renewable Ventures, US
- J. Andrews, Atlas Ventures, US
- R. Rothrock, Venrock, US
- N. Cameron, Emerald Technology Ventures, US
- R. Atluru, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, US
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1:00 Cleantechnology & Sustainable Industries: Policy PanelRoom 210
 Session chair: Daniel Laird, Sandia National Lab, US
- W. Pulling, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, US
- D. Kammen, Goldman School for Public Policy, UC Berkeley, US
- B. Machol, EPA, US
- G. Sterzinger,  Renewable Energy Policy Project, US
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2:00 Cleantech Posters & ExpoExhibit Hall C
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2:00 Nanotech Poster Session 2 - Expo Reception (2:00 - 4:00)Exhibit Hall
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2:30 Cleantech: Nanotech: TechConnect: Highlighted Presentations (Videos)Exhibit Hall
2:30 New Energy Technology and the Clean Economy of the Future
J. McNerney, United States Congress, US (bio)
2:45 How the US Can Ensure Energy Supply for the Future
J. Hofmeister, Shell Oil, US
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3:50 TechConnect Ventures & Partnering: SoftwareRoom 204
 Session chair: Josko Bobanovic, MSBi Capital, US
3:50 Corent Technology, Inc.
F. Fatehi, Corent Technology, Inc., US
4:00 Xapio, inc.
S. Foresti, Xapio, inc., US
4:10 Tewari Bio-Med Systems
G. Tewari, Tewari Bio-Med Systems, US
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3:30 Cleantech: Renewable Power GenerationRoom 210
 Session chair: Loucas Tsakalakos, General Electric, US
3:30 Wind Energy: Global and U.S. Outlook
D. Laird, Sandia National Laboratories, US
4:00 Clean Geothermal Power and UTC's Low Temperature PureCycle® Power System
H. Dickey, UTC Power, US
4:30 Solar Overview
B. Cinnamon, Akeena Solar, US
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3:30 Cleantech Ventures & Partnering: Energy 1Room 203
 Session chair: Matthew Denesuk, IBM
3:30 Mexel USA
M. Wolter Glass, Mexel USA, US
3:40 GreenVolts, Inc.
B. Cart, GreenVolts, Inc., US
3:50 Sopogy, Inc.
D. Kimura, Sopogy, Inc., US
4:00 Power of Minus 9
B. Oster, Power of Minus 9, US
4:10 Advanced Energy Products Corp.
M. Berman, Advanced Energy Products Corp., US
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3:30 Cleantech Ventures & Partnering: Materials & ApplicationsRoom 204
 Session chair: Neil Cameron, Emerald Technology Ventures, US
3:30 Powdermet Inc
A. Sherman, Powdermet Inc, US
3:40 ChromoGenics Sweden AB
L-O. Bäckman, ChromoGenics Sweden AB, SE
3:50 NanoDynamics
M. Modzelewski, NanoDynamics, US
4:00 TAG Technology
P. Fox, TAG Technology, US
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5:00 Cleantech: WaterRoom 210
 Session chair: Nitin Parekh, PARC, US
5:00 Energy-Water Interdependencies
R. Pate, Sandia National Laboratories, US
5:30 MicroBeads Technology - A Fundamental Breakthrough for Effective Destruction of Contaminants in Water Resources
F. Shirazi, J. Brackin, Microvi Biotech LLC, US
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5:00 Cleantech Ventures & Partnering: Energy 2Room 203
 Session chair: Marie Miglin, Shell Global Solutions, US
5:00 Sunlight Direct
J. Morris, Sunlight Direct, US
5:10 Puget Sound Tidal Power LLC
W.B. Hamner, Puget Sound Tidal Power LLC, US
5:20 Gold Star Biodiesel Ltd.
C.V. Fishel, Gold Star Biodiesel Ltd., US
5:30 Nano Bonus
W. Gears, Nano Bonus, US
5:40 Ubiquitous Technologies
M. Perales, Ubiquitous Technologies, US
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5:00 Cleantech Ventures & Partnering: Sustainables, Efficiencies, FuelsRoom 204
 Session chair: Wilmer Hale
5:00 Digital Solid State Propulsion LLC
W. Sawka, Digital Solid State Propulsion LLC, US
5:10 Microstaq Inc
S. Kumar, Microstaq Inc, US
5:20 Nila Inc. Environmentally Sustainable Lighting
J. Sanfilippo, Nila Inc. Environmentally Sustainable Lighting, US
5:30 Aphios Corporation
T. Castor, Aphios Corporation, US
5:40 Nobska Technologies, Inc.
P. O'Regan, Nobska Technologies, Inc., US
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5:00 Nanotech Ventures & Partnering: Advanced MaterialsRoom 209
 Session chair: Brent Segal, Atomic Venture Partners/Nantero
5:00 InterCrossIP Management LLC
M.A. Fury, InterCrossIP Management LLC, US
5:10 Zikon Inc.
A. Fries, Zikon Inc., US
5:20 cambridge nanotech inc
D. Monsma, cambridge nanotech inc, US
5:30 Reinforced Polymers Inc
R. Guzauskas, Reinforced Polymers Inc, US
5:40 Ocean NanoTech, LLC
Y.A. Wang, Ocean NanoTech, LLC, US

Thursday May 24

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8:30 Cleantech 2007 KeynotesRooms 203-204
 Session chair: Wade Adams, Rice University, US
8:30 Helios Project: Cleantech
P. Alivisatos, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, US (bio)
9:10 Past Mainstream: What’s Next for Clean Technologies and How to Get There Quickly
L. Dubois, SRI International, US (bio)
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10:30 Cleantech: Energy EfficiencyRoom 203
 Session chair: Ben Finkelor, UC Davis Energy Efficiency Center
- J. Kunhart, American River Ventures, US
- D. Clark, IBM Venture Capital, US
- G. Brady, Siemens Corporation, US
- D. Lawson, Inquity Software, US
- P. Van Deventer, SynapSense, US
- J. Livingston, PG&E, US
- D. Berokoff, Sempra Utilities, US
- J. Parks, Sacramento Municipal Utility District, US
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10:30 Cleantech: Wind EnergyRoom 210
 Session chair: Daniel Laird, Sandia National Lab, US
10:30 Wind Technology Status and Research at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Jim Johnson, National Renewable Laboratory, US
11:00 Wind Energy Research at Sandia National Laboratories
T. Ashwill, Sandia National Laboratories, US
11:30 Challenges and Innovations in Wind Energy
C.P. van Dam, University of California, Davis, US
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10:30 Cleantech: Nanotech: PhotovoltaicsRoom 204
 Session chair: Loucas Tsakalakos, General Electric, US
10:30 Photvoltaics & Novel Sources: Introduction
L. Tsakalakos, General Electric - Global Research Center, US
10:50 Nanostructured Photovoltaic Materials
E.S. Aydil, University of Minnesota, US
11:10 Increasing efficiency of photovoltaics via surface plasmon polariton scattering effects in metallic nanostructures
E.T. Yu, University of California, San Diego, US
11:30 Bulk Heterojunction Organic-Inorganic Photovoltaic Cell Based on Doped Silicon Nanowires
G. Goncher, L. Noice and R. Solanki, Portland State University, US
11:50 Nanostructured Organic-Inorganic Solar Cells
M. McGehee, V. Gowrishankar, S. Scully, A. Mayer, M. Rowell, M. Topinka, Stanford University, US
12:10 Molecular Building Blocks for Efficient Solid State Lighting
P.E. Burrows and L.S. Sapochak, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, US
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12:00 Cleantech Lunch - Upper TerraceTerrace
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1:20 Cleantech: Business and Development InitiativesRoom 203
 Session chair: Kitu Bindra, Buchanan Ingersoll
1:20 Green Chemistry: Advances in Sustainability through Innovation
R.E. Engler, US EPA, US
1:40 Renewable Energy Opportunities in Ontario
A. Taylor, Ogilvy Renault LLP, CA
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2:00 Cleantech: Electric Power GridRoom 203
 Session chair: Wade Adams, Rice University, US
2:00 Technology Solutions for Energy: Challenges and Solutions for the Power Grid
W. Adams, Rice University, US (bio)
2:30 Upgrading the Electrical Transmission Grid Using High Efficiency ACCC Conductor
D. Bryant, E. Bosze, Composite Technology Corporation, US
2:50 Delivering Visible Returns to the Cleantech Market
C. Beekhuis, Fat Spaniel Technologies, US
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1:30 Cleantech: Reduced FootprintRoom 204
 Session chair: Dan Laird, Sandia National Labs, US
1:30 Current Issues and Future Technical Challenges for Energy Production from a Global Service Company Perspective
L. Norman and R. Sweatman, Halliburton, US
2:00 Waste Gasification: A Triple Play Opportunity
B. Davis, Ze-gen, US
2:30 Cleantech Impact on Building and Construction
G. Elvin, Ball State University, US
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1:30 Cleantech: Nanotech: Fuel CellsGrand Ballroom A
 Session chair: Chris Menzel, Spectra, US
1:30 Dynamics of Water in Nafion Fuel Cell Membranes: the Effects of Confinement and Structural Changes on the Hydrogen Bonding Network
D.E. Moilanen, I.R. Piletic and M.D. Fayer, Stanford University, US
1:50 Determination of Pore Size Distribution of Nafion/Sulfated beta-Cyclodextrin
J.-D. Jeon, B.H. Lee and S.-Y. Kwak, Seoul National Univesity, KR
2:10 Hydroxyapatite-imidazole-polymer composite films as a proton conductor under no humidified condition
H. Tsutsumi and Y. Hisha, Yamaguchi University, JP
2:30 Block Copolymer Directed Nanocomposites for Fuel Cell Applications
T. Dermis, S. Mayavan, N.K. Dutta, N.R. Choudhury and S. Holdcroft, University of South Australia, AU
2:50 Microbial Fuel Cell
M. Willert-Porada, K. Lorenz, R. Freitag, V. Jerome, S. Peiffer, University of Bayreuth, DE
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3:00 TechConnect: Cleantech: Sustainable & Clean Technologies: Energy & MaterialsRoom 207
 Session chair: Wilmer Hale
3:00 Air-stable Inorganic Nanocrystal Solar Cells Processed from Solution
I. Gur, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, US
3:10 Invisible Interrogators
P. Kuniyil, Nanoinnoway, Inc., US
3:20 Hybrid substrates for low cost solid state lighting applications
B. Loux, Arizona Technology Enterprises (ASU), US
3:30 Proton Conductor
I. Gangas, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), NO
3:40 Synthesis of non-toxic, UV absorbing White-light emitting nanoparticles
P. Kuniyil, Nanoinnoway, Inc., US
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3:30 Cleantech: TransportationRoom 210
 Session chair: Shyam Venkatesh, Omron, US
3:30 Clean Fuels/Alternate Fuels
M. Jackson, TIAX, US
3:50 Batteries and Clean Cars
S. Kumar, Nanoexa, US
4:10 PM Advanced Engine Technologies
J. Reed, Omnitek Corp, US
4:30 AM Fuel Cells
S. Unnasch, TIAX, US
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3:30 Cleantech: FuelsRoom 204
 Session chair: Fiona Case, NSTI, US
3:30 Biofuels Overview
L. Morgenthaler-Jones, LiveFuels, US
3:50 Municipal and Industrial Wastewater Treatment Facilities: Tomorrows Biorefinery for the Production of Biofuels
T. French, R. Hernandez, J. Hall, A. Mondala, M. White and M. Bricka, Mississippi State University, US
4:10 Integrated Multistage Supercritical Technology to Produce High Quality Vegetable Oil and Biofuels
G. Anitescu, A. Deshpande, P.A. Rice and L.L. Tavlarides, Syracuse University, US
4:30 8nm cerium oxide as a fuel additive for fuel consumption and emissions reduction
G. Wakefield and M. Gardener, Oxonica Materials Ltd, UK

Special Symposium

In the vision of Dr. Richard Smalley’s presentations on the “Future Global Energy Prosperity: The Terawatt Challenge,” the NSTI is dedicating its resources towards the development of a new conference and community focused on the discovery, promotion and implementation of improved energy sources.

This symposium is the first step in the development of this community. It will address technical advancements in the topics listed below, but will encourage submissions addressing any research, development or commercialization activity in the areas of technologies impacting energy sources, refinement, process, conversion, delivery and application. NSTI will use its resources in the promotion of these technologies towards commercial maturity and use.

We additionally encourage your participation in this community, through your comments, suggestions and offers for assistance in review and organization.

Topics & Application Areas

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

  • Fuel Cell Technologies
  • Photovoltaic Technologies
  • Biovoltaics Technologies
  • Fuel Sources & Exploration
  • Energy Conversion
  • Fuel Refinement
  • Portable or Miniaturized Energy Sources
  • Batteries
  • Supercapacitors
  • Energy Grid Technologies
  • Other

Journal Submissions

Journal of Experimental Nanoscience

Journal of Experimental Nanoscience

Selected Nanotech Proceedings papers will be reviewed and invited into a Special Issue of the Journal of Experimental Nanoscience. The journal provides a showcase for advances in the experimental sciences underlying nanotechnology and nanomaterials.

For consideration into this Special Issue of the Journal of Experimental Nanoscience, please select the “Submit to Journal of Experimental Nanoscience” button during the on-line submission procedure. You may only select a single journal during the submission process.

Symposium Coordinator

Matthew Laudon
Nano Science and Technology Institute

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