2008 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show - Nanotech 2008 - 11th Annual
Technical Conferences
Merck Corporate Needs
NanoInk Symposium
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
Nanostructured Surfaces and Interfaces
Nanoscale Characterization
Energy Technologies & Applications
Nanotech in Health, Environment & Society
ICCN - Nanoscale Modeling
Bio Nano Materials & Tissues
Bio Sensors & Diagnostics
Biomarkers & Nanoparticles
Cancer Diagnostics, Imaging & Treatment
Drug Delivery & Therapeutics
Nano Medicine
Nanotech to Neurology
Phage Nanobiotechnology
Clean Technology 2008
Industrial Impact Workshop
Confirmed Speakers
Program Committee

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Symposium Chair

Thomas Twardowski Thomas E. Twardowski
Twardowski Scientific

Confimed Invited Speakers

Anne M. Chaka Nanotechnology in the forest and paper products industries
Anne M. Chaka
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Raymond A. Pearson On the Use of Nanoscale Toughening Agents to Improve the Flaw Tolerance of Epoxies, Ray Pearson, Director, Center for Polymer Science and Engineering (CPSE), Lehigh University
Brian S. Mitchell Novel Nanocomposite Structures Using Mechanical Attrition, Brian S. Mitchell, Associate Provost and Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Tulane University
Sadhan C. Jana Shape Memory Polymer Nanocomposites
Sadhan C. Jana
Professor, Department of Polymer Engineering, University of Akron

Symposium Sessions


Monday June 2

8:30 Keynotes: Nanotech & Cleantech
11:00 Keynotes: Soft Nano, Polymer, Colloids
1:30 Soft Nano: Polymers, Colloids and Soft Nanocomposites

Tuesday June 3

10:30 Soft Nano: Particles: Understanding and controling stability in Soft Nanocomposites - 1
 Nano Composites - 1
3:30 Soft Nano: Particles: Understanding and controling stability in Soft Nanocomposites - 2
7:30 WCM - Panel: Compact Models for Manufacturability - 7:30 - 9:00

Wednesday June 4

8:30 Keynotes: Nanostructured Surfaces and Interfaces
10:30 Nanocomposites: High Aspect Ratio Reinforcement
1:30 CNT Composites
4:00 Nanocomposites: Novel Structures
 Nano Composites - 2

Thursday June 5

8:30 Nanocomposites: Formation and Characterization
1:30 Nanocomposites: Structure & Applications

Symposium Program


Monday June 2

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8:30 Keynotes: Nanotech & CleantechExhibit Hall D
8:30 Welcome
P. Glaza, Clean Technology and Sustainable Industries Organization, US
8:40 TBA
J. Inslee, U.S. Congress, 1st Congressional District Washington, US
9:20 It’s a Nano World
R.O. Johnson - CTO, Lockheed Martin Corporation, US
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11:00 Keynotes: Soft Nano, Polymer, ColloidsRoom 210
 Session chair: Fiona Case, NSTI, US
11:00 Nanoparticles in soft materials: colloids
W. Poon, The University of Edinburgh, UK
11:40 Soft nanotechnology - from soft matter physics to food and materials sciences
P. Schurtenberger, University of Fribourg, CH
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1:30 Soft Nano: Polymers, Colloids and Soft NanocompositesRoom 210
 Session chair: Peter Schurtenberger, University of Fribourg, CH
1:30 Adding Function to Self-Assembled Colloidal Nanostructures
P.V. Braun, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, US
2:00 Self-Assembled Block Copolymer Templates for Nanomaterials Synthesis and Organization
P. Alexandridis, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, US
2:30 Stimuli-Responsive Polymers in bioMEMS Devices
F. Montagne, A.M. Popa, R. Pugin, H. Heinzelmann, Swiss Center for Electronic and Microtechnic, CH
2:50 Shear-Aligned Soft Nanocomposites: Structured Block Copolymer Hydrogels
L.M. Walker, Carnegie Mellon University, US

Tuesday June 3

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10:30 Soft Nano: Particles: Understanding and controling stability in Soft Nanocomposites - 1Room 202
 Session chair: Peter Schurtenberger, University of Fribourg, CH
10:30 Nanotechnology at BASF - Precursor Nano-Structures in Crystallization Processes
J. Rieger, BASF, DE
11:00 TBA
D.A. Weitz, Harvard University, US
11:30 Effect of ions on the stability of lipid based inverse microemulsions
L. de Viguerie, V. Goust, G.-J. Goudappel, A. Petukhov, K. Velikov, Unilever Food & Health Research Institute, NL
11:50 The bijel: a bicontinuous interfacially jammed emulsion gel
K.A. White, E.M. Herzig, A.B. Schofield, W.C.K. Poon, M.E. Cates, P.S. Clegg, University of Edinburgh, UK
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Nano Composites - 1Exhibit Hall C
- Optimal SiO2 doping for enhanced SnO2 sensitivity and thermal stability
A. Tricoli, M. Graf, S.E. Pratsinis, PTL, CH
- Development of New High Performance Nanocrystalline Hard Metals
N. Jalabadze, A. Mikeladze, R. Chedia, T. Kukava, L. Nadaraia, L. Khundadze, Technical University of Georgian, GE
- Growth of CdS nanocrystals of different size in polymeric matrix
F. Antolini, V. Rosetti, E. Burresi, S. Sangiorgi, ENEA (Italian National Agency for New Technology Energy and the Environment), IT
- Mechanical and magnetic properties comparison between elastomer composites based on nickel nanoparticles and nanowires as fillers
H. Denver, E. Martin, A. Gupta, T. Heiman, A. Gupta, D-A. Borca-Tasciuc, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, US
- The magnetic and optical property of nickel doped SnO2 nano-powders
C.M. Liu, L.M. Fang, X.T. Zu, W.L. Zhou, Department of applied physics, CN
- Mechanical and Electrical Properties of CNT/Inorganic Nanocomposites by Molecular Level Mixing Process
S.H. Hong, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, KR
- Preparation of Polyethylene Glycole-Templated Silica Nanostructural Materials
O.N. Ruzimuradov, P.A. Sermon, University of Surrey, UK
- Mechanical properties under nanoindents in gold nanoparticles reinforced poly(vinyl alcohol) nanocomposite films
P. Tripathy, A. Mishra, S. Ram, H.-J. Fecht, Indian Institute of Technology, IN
- Electrospun Nanocomposite of Nanoparticles in Nanofibers
M. Chung, T-C Tsai, C-R Lin, H-Y Lin, J-H Tsai, C-C Chu, Southern Taiwan University, TW
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3:30 Soft Nano: Particles: Understanding and controling stability in Soft Nanocomposites - 2Room 203
 Session chair: Peter Schurtenberger, University of Fribourg, CH
3:30 Influence of structural forces and contact hysteresis on flow-induced aggregation and breakage of polymer nanoparticles
A.S. Moussa, L. Ehrl, M. Soos, M. Lattuada, M. Morbidelli, ETH Zurich, CH
3:50 Redispersible hybrid nanopowders: cerium oxide nanoparticle complexes with phosphonated-peg oligomers
L. Qi, A. Sehgal, J.-C. Castaing, J. Fresnais, J.-F. Berret, J.-P. Chapel, Rhodia/CNRS joint Institution, US
4:10 Controlled Co-Assembly of Iron Oxide Nanoparticles and Polymers: Towards the Generation of Highly Persistent Superparamagnetic Nanorods
J. Fresnais, J.-F. Berret, B. Frka-Petesic, O. Sandre, R. Perzynski, Laboratoire Matière et Systèmes Complexes, FR
4:30 Scalability and Control of Electrophoretic Directed Assembly of Nanoparticles
C. Yilmaz, N-G Cha, S. Somu, A. Busnaina, Northeastern University, US
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7:30 WCM - Panel: Compact Models for Manufacturability - 7:30 - 9:00Room 201
 Session chair: Josef Watts, IBM, US
- NVIDIA, B-K. Liew, US
- TSMC, A. Doganis, US
- H. Trombley, IBM, US
- S. Rochel, Blaze DFM, US

Wednesday June 4

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8:30 Keynotes: Nanostructured Surfaces and InterfacesRoom 207
 Session chair: Tinh Nguyen, NIST, US
8:30 Opportunities and Challenges for Clean Surfaces
D. Rardon, PPG Industries, US
9:15 Nanotechnology in the forest and paper products industries
A.M. Chaka, National Institute of Standards and Technology, US
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10:30 Nanocomposites: High Aspect Ratio ReinforcementRoom 204
 Session chair: Thomas E. Twardowski, Twardowski Scientific, US
10:30 Shape Memory Polymer Nanocomposites
S.C. Jana, University of Akron, US
10:50 Development of nanocomposites with carbon nanotubes in a thermoplastic elastomer matrix
G. Broza, Z. Roslaniec, K. Schulte, Technische Universitaet Hamburg, TUHH, DE
11:10 Halloysite Nanotubes in Polymers
R.C. Daly, C.A. Fleischer, A.L. Wagner, M. Duffy, NaturalNano, Inc., US
11:30 Fabrication of Nano-engineered Composites Reinforced with Carbon Nanotubes (CNTs)
S.S. Wicks, N. Yamamoto, R. Guzman de Villoria, K. Ishiguro, H. Cebeci, B.L. Wardle, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, US
11:50 Adapting carbon nanotubes for fine composite structures
M. Shaffer, R. Verdejo, M. Tran, A. Menner, A. Bismarck, Imperial College London, UK
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1:30 CNT CompositesRoom 207
 Session chair: Wolfgang Bacsa, CEMES CNRS Univ. Toulouse, FR
1:30 Improve Contacts in Carbon Nanotube Networks by In situ Polymerization of Thin Skin of Self-Doped Conducting Polymer
Y. Ma, W. Cheung, D. Wei, A. Bogozi, P.L. Chiu, H. He, Rutgers, US
1:50 Deagglomeration and Dispersion of Carbon Nanotubes Using MicrofluidizerTM High Shear Fluid Processors
T. Panagiotou, J.M. Bernard, S.V. Mesite, Microfluidics, US
2:10 A High-Flux, Flexible Membrane with Parylene-encapsulated Carbon Nanotubes
H.G. Park, J. In, S. Kim, F. Fornasiero, J.K. Holt, C.P. Grigoropoulos, A. Noy, O. Bakajin, Lawrence Livermore Natioanal Laboratory, US
2:30 Arkema Inc. Graphistrength (tm) Multi-Wall Carbon Nanotubes
T.P. McAndrew, P. Laurent, M. Havel, C. Roger, Arkema Inc., US
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4:00 Nanocomposites: Novel StructuresRoom 203
 Session chair: Thomas E. Twardowski, Twardowski Scientific, US
4:00 High Strength Metal-Carbon Nanotube Composites
A. Goyal, D.A. Wiegand, F.J. Owens, Z. Iqbal, New Jersey Institute of Technology, US
4:20 Improvement of Stab Resistant Body Armor Using SiO2 Nanoparticles Dispersed into Silane Coupling Agent through Sonic Cavitation
V. Lambert, H. Mahfuz, P. Bordner, Florida Atlantic University, US
4:40 Supra-Nano-Structured Polyimide-Carbon Composites: Fabrication and Characterization of Thermal and Electrical Properties
J. Su, T.B. Xu, T. Wilkes, S.H. Chu, J. Li, R. Pater, NASA Langley Research Center, US
5:00 Size, Surface and the Properties of Polymer Nanocomposite
T. Twardowski, Widener University, US
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Nano Composites - 2Room 302
- Plasma Treatment of Nanofillers for Polymer Nanocomposites
A.C. Ritts, Q. Yu, H. Li, University of Missouri Columbia, US
- Effect of POSS on Crystalline transitions and mechanical properties of polyamide 12
X. Bao, C.Y. Wan, F. Zhao, B. Kandasubramanian, M. Duggan, Loughborough University, UK
- Thermal and Mechanical Response of POSS coated Nanophased expandable foam core materials
W.D. Jones, V.K. Rangari, S. Jeelani, Tuskegee University, US
- Silica-alumina composite monoliths with a hierarchical pore structure containing the MFI-type zeolitic films
W. Pudlo, V. Pashkova, M. Derewinski, A.B. Jarzebski, Institute of Chemical Engineering, Polish Academy of Sciences, PL
- Sol-gel Nanocomposite Poly (ethylene glycol /propylene glycol)-Oxides for Alkyl Phenol Ethoxylate Analysis and Control
O.N. Ruzimuradov, P.A. Sermon, University of Surrey, UK
- TiO2-Ag Porous Nanocomposites for Advanced Photocatalytic Processes
L. Baia, M. Baia, F. Vasiliu, L. Diamandescu, A. Peter, V. Cosoveanu, V. Danciu, Babes-Bolyai University, RO
- Influence of the crystallite size of BaTiO3 on the dielectric properties of polyester reactive resin composite materials
B. Schumacher, H. Geßwein, T. Hanemann, J. Haußelt, Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe, DE
- Preparation of transparent electrodes based on CNT-s doped metal oxides
M. Paalo, T. Tätte, U. Visk, R. Lõhmus, A. Lõhmus, I. Kink, University of Tartu, EE
- Novel Hybrid Materials of Cellulose Fibres and Nanoparticles
A.C. Small, J.H. Johnston, Victoria Univeristy of Wellington, NZ
- High bending stiffness paperboard laminates with reduced weight
G. Jogikalmath, L. Reis, D. Soane, NanoPaper LLC, US
- Functionalization of multiwalled carbon nanotubes with _-lactalbumin and _-lactoglobulin
J. Zhou, Q. Yang, X. Pan, S. Gunasekaran, University of Wisconsin Madison, US
- Förster transfer in coupled colloidal type-II and type-I quantum dots
L.G. Mourokh, I.L. Kuskovsky, A.Yu. Smirnov, H. Matsui, Queens College (CUNY), US
- Adsorption of Colloid Gold Nanoparticles on Charged Surface
S-D Tzeng, C-S Luo, S. Gwo, K-J Lin, National Chung Hsing University, TW
- Controllable g5p Protein Mediated Assembly and Disassembly of DNA Conjugated Nanoparticles
S-K Lee, M.M. Maye, Y-B Zhang, O. Gang, D. van der Lelie, Brookhaven National Laboratory, US
- Generalized model for the aggregation rate of colloidal nanoparticles and clusters induced by shear in the presence of repulsive interactions
M. Lattuada, M. Morbidelli, ETH Zurich, CH
- Organic versus Hybrid Coacervate Complexes: Co-Assembly and Adsorption Properties
J. Fresnais, J.-F. Berret, L. Qi, J.-P. Chapel, J.-C. Castaing, Laboratoire Matière et Systèmes Complexes, FR
- Preparation,characterization and enzymatic interaction of silver nanoparticles
N. Agasti, A. Maitra and N.K. Kaushik, University of Delhi, IN
- Solubilization of Capsaicin and Its Nanoemulsion Formation in the Sonication and Self-Assembly Processes
A.J. Choi, C.J. Kim, Y.J. Cho, J.K. Hwang, C.T. Kim, Korea Food Research Institute, KR
- Thermoplastic Polymer Nanocomposite Based on Cellulose Crystals and Nylon 6/6- 6
A. Kiziltas, D.J. Gardner, Y. Han, C. West, University of Maine- AEWC, US
- Thermal characterization of multi-walled carbon nanotubes reinforced feldspar/polypropylene hybrid nanocomposites.
M.N.M. Ansari, H. Ismail, S.H.S. Zein, AIMST University, MY
- Preparation of gold-conjugated nanoparticle using food-grade materials for in vivo tracking
S. Ko, K.H. Kim, H.S. Chun, Sejong University, KR
- Modeling evaporation and ring-shaped particle deposition of a colloidal microdroplet, with applications in biological assays
R. Bhardwaj, D. Attinger, Columbia University, US
- Preparation of Copper-Bearing Nanofluids for Thermal Applications
A.F. Velasco, O.J. Perales-Perez, G. Gutiérrez, University of Puerto Rico, PR

Thursday June 5

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8:30 Nanocomposites: Formation and CharacterizationRoom 304
 Session chair: Greg Haugstad, University of Minnesota and Martin Case, UVM, US
8:30 On the Use of Nanoscale Toughening Agents to Improve the Flaw Tolerance of Epoxies
R.A. Pearson, Lehigh University, US
8:50 Interfacial Nanocomposite Characterization by Nanoparticle Debonding
J.P. Killgore, R.M. Overney, University of Washington, US
9:10 In Search of the Elusive Interphase
G.S. Blackman, K.J. Van Vliet, C.A. Tweedie, G. Constantinides, DuPont, US
9:30 The Nanobatch Approach to Composites
S. Pilotek, S. Schaer, K. Steingroever, F. Tabellion, Buhler Inc., US
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1:30 Nanocomposites: Structure & ApplicationsRoom 310
 Session chair: Thomas E. Twardowski, Twardowski Scientific, USA
1:30 Novel Nanocomposite Structures Using Mechanical Attrition
B.S. Mitchell, Tulane University, US
1:50 Methods of Reducing the Weight of Aerospace Structural Parts
B. Farahmand, Boeing Company, US
2:10 Magnetic nanoparticles with variable size and shape and surface functionality as switchable building blocks for soft nanotechnology
H. Dietsch, V. Malik, M. Reufer, P. Schurtenberger, Fribourg Center fro Nanomaterials, FriMat, CH
2:30 Dispersion and incorporation of optical nanotracers
J. Samuel, O. Raccurt, O. Poncelet, O. Tillement, F. Tardif, Commissariat à l’Energie Atomique, FR
2:50 Total flexibility in thin film design using polymer nanocomposites
T. Druffel, O. Buazza, M. Lattis, S. Farmer, Optical Dynamics, US

Special Symposium

Particles that are “nanosize” can be created using many different types of material. The symposia at Nanotech2006 reflect that diversity (see, for example, the symposium on Nanoparticles, or the one on Carbon Nano Structures). But in many cases the nanoparticles alone do not form useful materials. Their value is only seen when they are included in composite materials. This symposium focuses on the challenges of forming composites containing nano-sized structures, and on new technologies that have been developed to create these materials. Presentations on novel applications or properties of nano-composites are also encouraged.

Polymeric materials often serve as the matrix in nano-composites, the properties of the final materials depend on their intrinsic materials properties and on processing conditions. Unique effects in polymer nano-composites are driven not only by the small size, but also by the unusual shapes and aspect ratios of the additives. The addition of nano-particles to polymers can provide dramatic improvements mechanical and barrier properties along with optical transparency and other unique properties.

This symposium will be coordinated with the Polymer Nanotechnology Symposium, the Nano Particles & Applications Symposiuma, and the Nanoparticles in Soft Materials: Colloids Symposium.

Poster Contest

Poster presentations accepted into this symposium will be automatically entered into the Soft Matter Poster Contest. Entries will be judged during the poster sessions at Nanotech 2008 by a team of Soft Nanotechnology experts from industry, the NSTI, and the Royal Society of Chemistry. The poster reporting the most exciting new discovery or application of soft nanostructured materials will receive a subscription to the RSC Soft Matter Journal.

Topics & Application Areas

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

  • High aspect ratio nanocomposites
  • Flake nanocomposites
  • Novel nanocomposite structures
  • Nanocomposite characterization
  • Mechanical applications
  • Thermal and fire applications
  • Barrier applications
  • Electrical, magnetic and optical applications
  • Nanotechnology in the forest and paper products industries
  • Other

Journal Submissions

Soft Matter Journal

Soft Matter Journal

Selected Nanotech Proceedings papers will be reviewed and invited into Soft Matter.

For consideration into Soft Matter, please select the “Submit to RSC Soft Matter Journal” button during the on-line submission procedure. Please note that 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.

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.