2007 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show - Nanotech 2007 - 10th Annual
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Nano Electronics & Photonics
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WCM - Compact Modeling
Nanostructured Materials & Devices
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Nanoparticles in Soft Materials - Colloidal Systems
Polymer Nanotechnology
Carbon Nano Structures & Devices
Nano Particles & Applications
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Energy Technologies & Applications
Nanotech in Health, Environment & Society
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Program Committee

Nano Particles & Applications

Symposium Chair

Sotiris Pratsinis Sotiris E. Pratsinis
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, (ETH Zürich)

Confirmed Invited Speakers

Steve Fletcher High Throughput Nanoparticle Synthesis and Characterization
Steve Fletcher
Director, InsightFaraday Partnership, UK

Symposium Sessions


Monday May 21

7:00 Registration
8:30 Nanotech Conference Opening & Keynotes
1:30 Nanoparticles: Dry Synthesis
4:00 Nanoparticles: Novel Structures & Applications

Tuesday May 22

7:00 TUESDAY - Registration
10:30 Nanoparticles in Soft Materials: Colloids: Photonics and Applications
1:30 Nano Particles: Polymer Nanotechnology: Coatings Applications
2:00 Nanoparticles in Soft Materials: Colloids: Applications
4:00 Poster Session 1 (4:00 - 6:00) & Expo Reception

Wednesday May 23

11:00 Polymer Nanocomposites: Nanoparticles
1:00 Toxicology Studies in Nanotechnology - 1
2:00 Nanotech Poster Session 2 - Expo Reception (2:00 - 4:00)
4:00 Softnano: Directing Nanoparticle Formation using Soft Nanostructured Materials

Thursday May 24

8:30 BioNano: Biomarkers & Nanoparticles
10:30 BioNano: Nano Medicine, Diagnostics, Imaging & Therapies
1:30 Polymer Nanotech: Nanocomposites: Focus on particles in the matrix

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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1:30 Nanoparticles: Dry SynthesisGreat America 1
 Session chair: Sotiris Pratsinis, ETHZ, CH
1:30 High Throughput Nanoparticle Synthesis and Characterization
S. Fletcher, Chemistry Innovation KTN, UK (bio)
2:00 Synthesis of visible light active nanocrystalline bismuth oxide based photocatalysts
K.K. Akurati, A. Vital, F. Reifler, A. Ritter and T. Graule, Swiss federal laboratories for materials science & technology, EMPA, CH
2:20 Photochemical Alteration of the Stability of Polymer Nano-Agglomerates
M. Seipenbusch, S. Rothenbacher, A.P. Weber, J. Salas-Vicente, A.M. Braun and G. Kasper, University of Karlsruhe, DE
2:40 Measuring Nanoparticle Size Distributions in Real-Time: Key Factors for Accuracy
K. Erickson, M. Singh and B. Osmondson, TSI Incorporated, US
3:00 Two-nozzle flame synthesis of tailored Pt/Ba/Al2O3 nanoparticles for NOx storage-reduction
R. Strobel, M. Piacentini, M. Maciejewski, A. Baiker and S.E. Pratsinis, ETH Zurich, CH
3:20 Synthesis and characterisation of flame-sprayed superparamagnetic bare and silica-coated maghemite nanoparticles
W.Y. Teoh, D. Li, C. Selomulya, R. Woodward and R. Amal, Monash University, AU
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4:00 Nanoparticles: Novel Structures & ApplicationsGreat America 1
 Session chair: Alan Weimer, University of Colorado, US
4:00 Nanoparticles in Cationic Radiation Curable Silicones : Examples in Nanocomposites, Hard-Coatings and Conformal Coatings
J.-M. Francčs, V. Hantin and S. Schneider, RHODIA SILICONES, FR
4:20 TiO2:Mn nanoparticles as enhanced UVA absorption, photostable sunscreen components
A. Duggan and G. Wakefield, Oxonica Materials Ltd, UK
4:40 Additives containing Nano Metal Oxides for enhanced scratch resistance in Coating Formulations
M. Berkei, BYK Chemie USA, US
5:00 Single-step directed synthesis of highly ordered metal/porous support nanocomposite materials in a mixed surfactant mesophase
J. Sarkar, C. Brooks, G. Ramanath, V. John and A. Bose, University of Rhode Island, US

Tuesday May 22

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7:00 TUESDAY - RegistrationMain Lobby
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10:30 Nanoparticles in Soft Materials: Colloids: Photonics and ApplicationsGrand Ballroom H
 Session chair: Peter Schurtenberger, University of Fribourg, CH
10:30 Fabrication Techniques for Photonic Crystals
P. Wiltzius, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, US (bio)
11:00 Hypersonic Phononic Colloidal Crystals
G. Fytas, University of Crete, GR (bio)
11:30 Preparation and Properties of Multicomponent Nanocrystal Superlattices
C. Murray, IBM, University of Pennsylvania, US
12:00 Dispersing Nanoparticles – The Key to Application
S. Pilotek, F. Tabellion, S. Schär and K. Steingröver, Buhler PARTEC GmbH, DE
12:20 Nitrocellulose-Stabilized Silver Nanoparticles as Low Conversion Temperature Precursors for Inkjet-Printed Electronic Circuits
B.T. Nguyen, J.E. Gautrot, M.T. Nguyen and X.X. Zhu, Université de Montréal, CA
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1:30 Nano Particles: Polymer Nanotechnology: Coatings ApplicationsGrand Ballroom G
 Session chair: Mike Fasolka, National Institute of Standards and Technology, US
1:30 Evaluation of Nanostructured Polymeric Coatings for Corrosion Protection
A. Aglan, A. Ludwick and M. Reeves, Michigan Tech, US
1:50 Application of Robotic Combinatorial Methods for the Synthesis and Screening of Hybrid Organic-Inorganic Marine Coatings
D.A. Christianson, B.J. Chisholm, S.J. Stafslien, C. Gallagher-Lein and J.A. Bahr, North Dakota State University, US
2:10 High Output Coating R&D, Accelerating the Process from Discovery to Commercial Output
J. Schroer, Chemspeed Technologies, US
2:30 Nano-Tecture: Developing Smart Skins in Architecture
O. Ataman and J. Trautmann, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, US
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2:00 Nanoparticles in Soft Materials: Colloids: ApplicationsGrand Ballroom H
 Session chair: Peter Schurtenberger, University of Fribourg, CH
2:00 Nanomaterials in Imaging
M. Pauchard, ILFORD Imaging, CH (bio)
2:30 Characterising and Killing the Exciting Rheology of Concentrated Suspensions
A.M. Howe, J.H.E. Hone, A.R. Pitt and T.J. Wear, Kodak European Research, UK (bio)
3:00 Colloid Particles for Advanced Control of Product Appearance
K.P. Velikov, A. Popp, L. Flendrig, A. van Blaaderen, E. Pelan, Unilever Food and Health Research Institute, NL (bio)
3:30 The Interaction of Fluids with Surfaces and Nanoparticles
N. Quirke, Imperial College, UK (bio)
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4:00 Poster Session 1 (4:00 - 6:00) & Expo ReceptionExhibit Hall

Wednesday May 23

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11:00 Polymer Nanocomposites: NanoparticlesGrand Ballroom H
 Session chair: Tom Twardowski, Widener and Villanova Universities, US
11:00 Innovative PMMA/Silica nanocomposites for optical and biomedical applications
M. Avella, L. De Petrocellis, E. Di Pace, M.E. Errico, G. Gentile and P. Orlando, ICTP-CNR, IT
11:20 Effects of Nano-Scale Core-Shell Rubber on the Volume Shrinkage for Unsaturated Polyester
Y-J Huang, T-J Guo, Y-H Yang, M-C Chen, M-C Tsai and Y. Andriani, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, TW
11:40 Effect of Nanoparticle Inclusions on Block copolymer phase morphology
D. Palta, J. Waller and D.G. Bucknall, Georgia Institute of Technology, US
12:00 Thermal and Electrical Properties of Polyamide/Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotubes Nanocomposites
E. Logakis, Ch. Pandis, A. Kanapitsas, V. Peoglos, P. Pissis, J. Pionteck, P. Pötschke, M. Micusík and M. Omastová, National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), GR
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1:00 Toxicology Studies in Nanotechnology - 1Grand Ballroom H
 Session chair: Srinvas Iyer, LANL, US
1:00 Cytotoxicity of Dental Nanocomposite Particles
E.L. Kostoryz, C.J. Utter, Y. Wang, V. Dusevich and P. Spencer, University of Missouri-Kansas City, US
1:20 An OMICs Approach for Assessing the Safety of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes in Human Skin and Lung Cells
M.J. Cunningham, M. Shah, C. Lema, S. Magnuson, M. Falduto, L. Balzano and D. Resasco, Houston Advanced Research Center, US
1:40 Toxicogenomics study of nanomaterials on the model organism zebrafish
I. Rojo, M. Uriarte, I. Obieta, I. Bustero, A. Egizabal, M.A. Pardo and O. Martínez de Ilárduya, Azti-Tecnalia, ES
2:00 Stable Isotope Tracing - a way forward for Nanotechnology?
B. Gulson, H. Wong, M. McCall, S. Danon, G. Greenoak, J. Trotter, P. Casey and J. Stauber, Commonwealth Scientifc and Industrial Research Organisation, AU
2:20 An integrated NMR/nanosensor system for sensitive detection of environmental toxins and harmful microbes
J.M. Perez, D.P. Fries and J.J. Hickman, University of Central Florida, 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 Softnano: Directing Nanoparticle Formation using Soft Nanostructured MaterialsGrand Ballroom G
 Session chair: Michael Makowski, PPG Industries, US
4:00 Nanoparticle Arrays Templated in Thermoreversible Micelle Crystals
D.C. Pozzo, NIST, US (bio)
4:30 A New Route to the Formation of Nanoporous Capsules using Block Copolymer Thin Films & Colloids
P. Mantzana, K. Sakai and S. Biggs, University of Leeds, UK
4:50 Smart Silver Nanoparticles from Nanoreactors made by Invertible Polyesters
A. Voronov, A. Kohut and W. Peukert, Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg, DE
5:10 Gold Nanoparticle Super Assembly by Dielectrophoresis
B.C. Gierhart, S.D. Collins, D.G. Howitt, S.J. Chen and R.L. Smith, University of California, Davis, US

Thursday May 24

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8:30 BioNano: Biomarkers & NanoparticlesGrand Ballroom D
 Session chair: Sarah Lynn Tao, University of California, San Francisco, US
8:30 Dynamic self-assembly of circular nanocomposite structures via molecular motor-driven active transport
H. Liu, E.D. Spoerke, S.J. Koch, B.C. Bunker and G.D. Bachand, Sandia National Laboratories, US
8:50 In Situ Investigation of Uptake Phenomena of Biological Molecules and Silica Nanoparticles into Mammalian Cells in Microstructures
W.G. Lee, H. Bang, H. Yun, J.A. Kim, K. Cho, Y.S. Shin, C. Chung, N.C. Chung, J.K. Chang and D.-C. Han, Seoul National University, KR
9:10 Fluorescent Structural DNA Nanoparticles Functionalized With Phosphate-Linked Nucleotide Triphosphates
J.G. Williams, B.L. Reynolds, K. Keefe and J.P. Anderson, LI-COR Biosciences, US
9:30 Preparation of Composite Organic-Inorganic Nanoparticles (COIN) with Distinctive Raman Signatures
J. Zhang, Y. Lu, M. Cao, H. Qin, M. Yamakawa, C. Dentinger, L. Nguyen, A.J. Chmura, J. Zhu, B. Lutz, K. Swartz, L. Wang, X. Su and L. Sun, Intel Corporation, US
9:50 In vivo imaging by luminescent carbon nanotubes
D. Shi, Y. Guo, Z. Dong, J. Lian, W. Wang, G. Liu and R. Ewing, University of Cincinnati, US
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10:30 BioNano: Nano Medicine, Diagnostics, Imaging & TherapiesGrand Ballroom D
 Session chair: Srinivas Iyer, LANL, US
10:30 Nanomedicine: Engineering of a Tri-Imageable Nanoparticle
A. Bumb, M.W. Brechbiel, P. Choyke, L. Fugger and P.J. Dobson, National Cancer Instiute and University of Oxford, UK
10:50 Optimizing Quantum Dot-Conjugated Immunoliposomes for Cancer Diagnostics and Targeted Therapeutics
K.C. Weng, C.O. Noble, B. Papahadjopoulos-Sternberg, F.F. Chen and J.W. Park, UCSF Comprehensive Cancer Center, US
11:10 A novel approach to antiviral therapies - applications to influenza (including pandemic), rabies, dengue, and other viruses
A.R. Diwan, J. Tatake, A.L. Onton, R.W. Barton and E. Seymour, NanoViricides, Inc., US
11:30 Using Electron Tunneling for Direct Sequencing of DNA
J. Lund, J. Dong, R. Mehta, M. Rahimi, D. Ryan and B.A. Parviz, University of Washington, US
11:50 Selective Destruction of Nanocomposite Labeled Cells
L.P. Balogh, C. Tse, W. Lesniak, J. Ye, M. Zohdy, M. O'Donnell and M.K. Khan, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, US
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1:30 Polymer Nanotech: Nanocomposites: Focus on particles in the matrixGrand Ballroom E
 Session chair: Fiona Case, NSTI, US
1:30 The Effect of POSS Compatibility on the Morphology of Thiol-ene Polymer Nanocomposites
T. Clark, C. Hoyle and S. Nazerenko, University of Southern Mississippi, US
1:50 Properties of Paraffin Wax/Montmorillonite Nanocomposite Coatings
G. Pu, J. Wang, S.J. Severtson, University of Minnesota, US
2:10 Filler-induced deformations of amorphous polyethylene chains, nanoscopic-size effects, corresponding reinforcement, and comparisons with experiment
M.A. Sharaf, A. Kloczkowski, K.I. Jacob and J.E. Mark, Helwan University, EG
2:30 Size across five orders of magnitude: Nylon 11/ceramic nanocomposite structure and performance
T. Twardowski, Widener and Villanova Universities, US (bio)

Special Symposium

This special symposium focuses on the recent advancements in both dry and wet nano particle synthesis, integration, distribution and application. Special interest is also placed on characterization techniques for both particulates and for polymer nano particles.

This symposium is cross-listed with numerous symposium included the obvious overlaps with Polymer Nanotechnology. Polymer Nanotechnology is the most rapidly growing sections of the Nanotech Conference program. Process and characterization advancements are leading to new functionality and application of polymer nanoparticles.

Regarding dry nanoparticulates, through evolutionary research, industry today uses dry technology for manufacture of carbon blacks and simple oxides. It is practically impossible to use these production units for synthesis of functional inorganic nanoparticles without going through the same costly and time-consuming cycle. However, recent major breakthroughs in academia have placed dry synthesis of nanoparticles on a firm scientific basis, allowing synthesis of these materials in appreciable volumes and at competitive prices. This has created renewed interest in dry processes and products.

This symposium focuses on these breakthroughs, leading to integrated process development for final product performance rather than particle characteristics. Special emphasis is placed on the degree of particle agglomeration, and its control, as well as on nanoparticles with designed morphology and layered composition.

Topics & Application Areas

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

  • Nano Particles and Molecules
  • Wet Synthesis - Sol-gel, Emulsions
  • Dry Synthesis - Gas Phase, Aerosols, Reactors
  • Nanopartical Dynamics
  • Nanoparticle Characterization
  • Nanoparticle Handling
  • Nanoparticles in Novel Applications
  • Ceramics
  • Catalysts
  • Q-dots
  • Magnetic Materials & Devices
  • Colloid Technologies and Applications
  • Nanoparticles in Life Sciences
  • Diagnostics and Imaging
  • Drug Delivery
  • Health Impacts & Applications
  • Personal Care Applications
  • Food Applications
  • Other

Also of Interest

session on photonic systems in the Nanoparticles in Soft Materials - Colloidal Systems Symposium.

Journal Submissions

Journal of Nanoparticle Research

Journal of Nanoparticle Research

Selected Nanotech Proceedings papers will be reviewed and invited into a Special Issue of Journal of Nanoparticle Research. The journal disseminates knowledge of the physical, chemical and biological phenomena and processes in nanoscale structures.

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

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.

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