2007 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show - Nanotech 2007 - 10th Annual
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Nano Electronics & Photonics
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Sensors & Systems
Micro & Nano Fluidics
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Homeland Security
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Nanotech to Neurology
TechConnect Summit - IP Matchmaking
Cleantech 2007
Industrial Impact Workshop
Program Committee

Micro & Nano Fluidics

Symposium Sponsor


Symposium Chairs

Daniel Attinger Daniel Attinger
Columbia University
Steffen Hardt Steffen Hardt
Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany

Keynote Speakers

Axel Guenther
Multiphase Microfluidics: From Tailor-Made Nanostructured Materials to Supersonic flows
Axel Guenther
University of Toronto, Canada
Yiannis Ventikos
The microfluidics of cilia motion: developmental biology, respiratory mechanics and beyond
Yiannis Ventikos
University of Oxford, UK

Joint Sessions

Symposium Sessions


Monday May 21

7:00 Registration
8:30 Nanotech Conference Opening & Keynotes
10:30 BioSensors: Diagnostics & Assays 1
1:30 BioSensors: Diagnostics & Assays 2
4:00 BioSensors: Lab-on-Chip

Tuesday May 22

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

Wednesday May 23

8:30 Keynotes: Micro & Nano Fluidics - Sponsored by Kodak
11:00 BioSensors: Nucleic Acid Application & Detection
10:30 Micro & Nano Fluidics: Nano Fluidic Devices - Sponsored by Kodak
2:00 Nanotech Poster Session 2 - Expo Reception (2:00 - 4:00)
4:00 Micro & Nano Fluidics: Transport & Dispersion

Thursday May 24

10:30 Micro & Nano Fluidics: Design & Simulation
1:30 Micro & Nano Fluidics: Devices 1
3:30 Micro & Nano Fluidics: Devices 2

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)
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10:30 BioSensors: Diagnostics & Assays 1Great America 2
 Session chair: Srinivas Iyer, LANL
10:30 In-Plane Transduction of Nanomechanical Microcantilever Motion To Enable Sensor Arrays
G.P. Nordin, S. Kim, J. Noh and Y. Qian, Brigham Young University, US
10:50 Selective Heating Characterization of Nanoplate Devices for Simultaneous Sensing of Multiple Biomolecule Species at Ultra-low Concentrations
O.H. Elibol, B. Reddy_Jr. and R. Bashir, Purdue University, US
11:10 High-sensitive Label-free Biosensors Based on Carbon Nanotube Field-effect Transistors Modified with Aptamers
K. Maehashi, T. Katsura, K. Matsumoto, K. Kerman, Y. Takamura and E. Tamiya, Osaka University, JP
11:30 Nanobiopore: A Novel Nano-Porous Electrode System to Enhance Biosensor Sensitivity
U. Müller, W. Nisch, S. Neugebauer, W. Schuhmann, S. Linke, M. Kaczor, T. Lohmüller, J. Spatz, M. Motz, J. Sorsa, S. Hecke, G. Hartwich and M. Stelzle, NMI Natural and Medical Sciences Institute, DE
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1:30 BioSensors: Diagnostics & Assays 2Grand Ballroom D
 Session chair: Srinivas Iyer, LANL
1:30 Investigation of pH behavior of single myocyte cells in picoliter microfluidic device
I.A. Ges and F.J. Baudenbacher, Vanderbilt University, US
1:50 Microfluidic electromanipulation with capacitive detection for cell diagnostic applications
G.A. Ferrier, A.N. Hladio, D.J. Thomson, G.E. Bridges, M. Hedayatipoor, S. Olson and M. Freeman, University of Manitoba, CA
2:30 Devices for Nanoparticle-based Cancer Detection
G.Y. Kim, K.D. Daniel, C.C. Vassiliou, N. Elman, L. Josephson and M.J. Cima, MIT, US
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4:00 BioSensors: Lab-on-ChipGrand Ballroom D
 Session chair: Ed Furlani, Eastman Kodak, US
4:00 Printed electronicsfor Life Sciences
W. Bokhari, Bioident, US
4:20 One-step Pathogen Specific DNA Extraction from Whole Blood On a Centrifugal Microfluidic Device
Y-K Cho, J-G Lee, J-M Park, B-S Lee, Y. Lee and C. Ko, Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology, KR
4:40 Noise-Differential Based Detection of Cells on a Microelectronic Sensor/Actuator Array
N. Manaresi, F. Lanzetta, A. Romani, G. Medoro and R. Guerrieri, Silicon Biosystems spa, IT
5:00 Lab-on-chip for the isolation and characterization of circulating tumor cells
W. Laureyn, C. Liu, C.K. O’Sullivan, E. Llaudet, O. Nilsson, K.S. Drese, T. Roeser, M. Ritzi, S. Hauch, W. Albert, E. Borgen and A.O.H. Nygren, IMEC, BE
5:20 Diode Laser Generated Ultrasound for Human Blood Cell Lysis
T. Ussing and L.C. von Gersdorff, FluimediX, DK
5:20 Comparison of the Efficiency of Different Methods for the Lysis of Cells in Lab-on-Chip Systems
K. Drese, F. von Germar, T. Roesser, T. Hansen-Hagge, J. Bullema and P. Bolt, TNO Science and Industry, NL

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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8:30 Keynotes: Micro & Nano Fluidics - Sponsored by KodakGrand Ballroom F
 Session chair: Daniel Attinger, Columbia University, US
8:30 Multiphase Microfluidics: From Tailor-Made Nanomaterials to Microflows Near the Speed of Sound
A. Guenther, University of Toronto, CA (bio)
9:15 The microfluidics of cilia motion: developmental biology, respiratory mechanics and beyond
Y. Ventikos, University of Oxford, UK (bio)
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11:00 BioSensors: Nucleic Acid Application & DetectionGrand Ballroom E
 Session chair: Chris Menzel, Spectra, US
11:00 DNA Detection Using Metal-Fluorescence Interactions on Two-Dimensionally Assembled Gold Nanoparticles
M. Nakahara, S. Taniguchi and T. Inoue, Hitachi, Ltd., JP
11:20 Rapid Isothermal Amplification and Multiplexed Surface Detection of Short DNA Sequences
E. Tan, Y. Han, E. Kniazeva, M. Buechel, B. Erwin and A. Niemz, Keck Graduate Institute, US
11:40 Peptide Nucleic Acids Modified Nano-Biosensor for Early Cancer Diagnosis
S. Rastogi, N. Mishra, P. Winterrowd, R. Nelson and W. Maki, University of Idaho, US
12:00 Nanoplex(TM) Biotags: Near-IR Excited, Highly Multiplexed Nanoparticulate Optical Detection Tags for Diagnostic Assays
S. Penn, R. Cromer, M. Sha, B. Doering, B. Brown, S. Norton and I. Walton, Oxonica Inc, US
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10:30 Micro & Nano Fluidics: Nano Fluidic Devices - Sponsored by KodakGrand Ballroom F
 Session chair: Ed Furlani, Eastman Kodak, US
10:30 Overview: Micro & Nano Fluidics (invited overview presentation)
D. Attinger, Columbia University, US (bio)
11:00 Fabrication of 1D nanochannels with thin glass wafers for single molecule studies
H. Hoang, I. Segers-Nolten, N. Tas, M. de Boer, V. Subramaniam and M. Elwenspoek, Mesa+ Institute for Nanotechnology, NL
11:20 Nanoparticle transport through carbon nanopipes
M. Whitby and N. Quirke, Imperial College, UK
11:40 Functional Nanoplumbing for DNA analysis
R. Riehn, R. Staunton, S.F. Lim, W.W. Reisner and R.H. Austin, North Carolina State University, US
12:00 Gated Chemical Transport and Enhance Flow through Carbon Nanotube Membranes
M. Majumder and B. Hinds, Univ. KY, US
12:20 Nanodroplet Impact on Liquid Substrates via Molecular Dynamics
D. Lussier, N.M.P. Kakalis and Y. Ventikos, University of Oxford, UK
12:40 A Targeted Nanotechnology-based Therapeutic System for the Combined Chemoprevention of Colon Cancer
S. Prabhu and N. Kanthamneni, College of Pharmacy, Western University of Health Sciences, US
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2:00 Nanotech Poster Session 2 - Expo Reception (2:00 - 4:00)Exhibit Hall
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4:00 Micro & Nano Fluidics: Transport & DispersionGrand Ballroom C
 Session chair: Daniel Attinger, Columbia University, US
4:00 Embeddable Low-Voltage Micropump using Electroosmosis of the Second Kind
T. Heldal, T. Volden, J. Auerswald and H. Knapp, IQ Micro Inc., CH
4:20 Novel piezo motor enables positive displacement microfluidic pump
D. Henderson, New Scale Technologies, US
4:40 Chaotic advection induced by a magnetic chain in a rotating magnetic field
T.G. Kang, M.A. Hulsen, P.D. Anderson, J.M.J den Toonder and H.E.H. Meijer, Eindhoven University of Technology, NL
5:00 Separation dynamics of binary liquid mixtures - Theory & Experiment
P. Truman, F. Varnik, P. Uhlmann, M. Stamm and D. Raabe, Institute of Polymer Research, DE
5:20 Dynamics and distribution of counterions in the vicinity of a flexible polyelectrolyte
T.S. Lo, B. Khusid, J. Koplik and A. Acrivos, New Jersey Institute of Technology, US
5:40 Droplet-based Segregation and Extraction of Concentrated Samples
C.R. Buie, P. Buckley, J. Hamilton, K.D. Ness and K.A. Rose, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, US

Thursday May 24

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10:30 Micro & Nano Fluidics: Design & SimulationGrand Ballroom G
 Session chair: Cy Wilson, NASA, US
10:30 A Rapid Prototyping and Mass-Production Platform of Microfluidic Devices
P. Craig Kung, Y.L. Kung, D. Holcombe, R.H. Grace, G. Ungelenk, E. Piechotka and W. Seiferth, Optotrack, Inc., US
10:50 Numerical Analysis of Nonlinear Deformation and Breakup of Slender Microjets with Application to Continuous Inkjet Printing
E.P. Furlani, Eastman Kodak Company, US
11:10 Drop formation mechanisms in piezo-acoustic inkjet
H.M.A. Wijshoff, Océ Technologies B.V., NL
11:30 Numerical Simulation of Droplet Generation Mode Transition of Co-flowing Liquids in Micro-channel
J.S. Hua, M. Cheng and T.G. Liu, Institute of High Performance Computing, SG
11:50 Multi-physics Simulational Analysis of a Novel PCR Micro-Device
Y. Wang, K. Pant, J. Grover and S. Sundaram, CFD Research Corporation, US
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1:30 Micro & Nano Fluidics: Devices 1Grand Ballroom G
 Session chair: Daniel Attinger, Columbia University, US
1:30 A Microfluidic Array with Micro Cell Sieves for Cell Cytotoxicity Screening
Z.H. Wang, M.C. Kim, M. Marquez and T. Thorsen, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, US
1:50 Development of Immunoassay Microfluidic Chip Using Serial-flow Method
J. Hsieh, H-L Yin, Y-C Huang, H-H Hsu, Y-S Lin and T-T Huang, Instrument Technology Research Center, TW
2:10 A method for the highly parallel analysis of gene expression of single cells
W.R.A. Meuleman, N. Milner, D.W.K. Lueerssen and E.M. Southern, Oxford Gene Technology, UK
2:30 Microfluidic Cell Culture System for Live Cell Imaging
M.J. Powell, L.K. Higashi, A.A. Cabasug, S.M. Giffin and R.K. Alley, Nanopoint Inc., US
2:50 Bubble-based actuation schemes for microfluididic chips
J. Xu, M. Dhur and D. Attinger, Columbia University, US
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3:30 Micro & Nano Fluidics: Devices 2Grand Ballroom G
 Session chair: Daniel Attinger, Columbia University, US
3:30 Multifunctional Microvalves Control by Optical Illumination on Nanoheaters and its Application in Centrifugal Microfluidic Devices
J-M Park, Y-K Cho, B-S Lee, J-G Lee and C. Ko, Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology, KR
3:50 Methods of energizing micro flows by acoustic and electric fields
F. Schönfeld, D. Dadic, S. Hardt, R. Püschl and F. Schmitz, Institut für Mikrotechnik Mainz / IMM, DE
4:10 Liquid transport detection using single FET devices
P. Truman, P. Uhlmann and M. Stamm, Institute of Polymer Research, DE

Special Symposium

Micro- and nanofluidic technologies have experienced a rapid development over the past few years. They find applications in such areas as Micro Total Analysis Systems, microelectronics cooling, e-paper, or microreaction devices, some of which are expected to make a considerable economic impact in the near future. Furthermore, nanotechnology often requires handling of molecules in liquid phase, so microfluidics can be regarded as an enabling technology providing a platform for manipulations occurring at even smaller length scales.

Compared to microelectronics, the design process for micro- and nanofluidic systems is in its infancy, and standard technological building blocks and unit operations are largely missing. The development of a corresponding design methodology requires the development of modeling and simulation tools as well as experimental procedures for validation and testing. The aim of this symposium is to give an overview of current trends in micro- and nanofluidics, with special emphasis on approaches taking steps towards a design methodology.

Over the last eight years, the Nanotech and MSM Conference Series has developed an incredibly strong Micro, Nano & Bio Fluidics Technical Community. The Nanotech 2005 saw over 250 papers submitted into these areas. Consequently, the Nanotech Conference invites you to submit your technical contribution related to all research, design, simulation, fabrication, application and commercialization of Micro & Nano Fluidics for the Nanotech 2007.

Joint Electronics and Microsystems Symposia

Reflecting the rapid growth of the Micro and Nano systems fields and the commitment and success of the respective research communities, the Electronics and Microsystems suite of symposia at Nanotech 2007 has evolved into a premier annual event in the Micro and Nano technologies arena.

The MEMS & NEMS , Sensors & Systems , Micro & Nano Fluidics and MSM - Modeling Microsystems symposia will jointly provide a whole and comprehensive forum for a multidisciplinary community, with presentations and topics for discussion ranging from theoretical developments through design and fabrication to industry-oriented applications.

Smarter and smaller and ever more complex systems are being dreamt of, which combine micro and nano system technologies with intelligence, power supply and communication ability, at the same physical scale. Such integrated systems are to be primarily component based and, both the whole and the composites subject to a variety of trends. The increasing systems complexity and multidisciplinary pose strong challenges to the engineers involved in the modelling and fabrication of micro and nanosystems, electronics and wireless communication domains. The Microsystems and Electronics strand will provide valuable networking and interaction opportunities by successfully bringing together the four Symposia above.

World-class researchers in several focused topics of MEMS and NEMS will present their latest research results, allowing cross-disciplinary exchange of knowledge to further advance both technological areas. MEMS is naturally continuing its downsizing into Nanoelectromechanical Systems but at the same time it is indispensable in constructing complete Nano devices and systems. MEMS and Nanotechnology are becoming highly complimentary technologies that will significantly impact various large industries across the globe.

Topics & Application Areas

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

  • Fluid Transport
  • Hydrophobic & Hydrophilic Filling & Dispensing
  • Flow, Dispersion & Mixing
  • Particle & Cell Transport
  • Molecular Transport
  • Binding
  • DNA Hybridization
  • Electroosmosis/Electrophoresis
  • Electrochemical Sensing
  • Conventional & Traveling Wave Dielectrophoresis
  • Electromagnetics, Fields & Heating
  • Fluidic Device Design & Fabrication
  • Micro Fluidic Devices
  • Nano Fluidic Devices
  • Bio Fluidic Devices
  • Fluidic Device Simulation
  • Other

Journal Submissions

Molecular Simulation

Molecular Simulation

Selected Nanotech Proceedings papers will be reviewed and invited into a Special Issue of Molecular Simulation. The journal covers all aspects of research related to, or of importance to, molecular modelling and simulation (including informatics, theoretical and experimental work).

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

Sensors & Transducers

On-line Magazine ‘Sensors & Transducers’ (S&T e-Digest)

Selected proceedings papers in the Electronics and Microsystems Track (MEMS & NEMS, Sensors & Systems, Micro & Nano Fluidics symposia, and MSM conference) will be reviewed and invited into a Special Issue of the on-line magazine ‘Sensors & Transducers’ (S&T e-Digest).

For consideration into this Special Issue of the on-line magazine ‘Sensors & Transducers’, please select the “Submit to ‘Sensors & Transducers’ (S&T e-Digest)” button during the on-line submission procedure.

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