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voice of the collaborative nanotech community April 2009 Issue

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Thomas Kalil Special Feature:
White House Associate Director of Science and Technology Policy Thomas Kalil to Keynote NSTI Nanotech 2009 in Houston
Keynote Address “Nanotechnology and the Obama Administration" Scheduled for Monday, May 4th. Mr. Kalil joins impressive list of keynote speakers coming to Houston for Nanotech 2009 [more]

Thomas Kalil
Office of Science & Technology Policy,
The White House

In this Issue
1. NSTI Innovation Profiles | 2. NSTI News | 3. Features News

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NSTI Innovation Profiles
Electronics & Microsystems
  • R&D Profile: Double Gated Silicon Nanowire Field Effect Transistors as Charge Detection Based Bio and Chemical Sensors, Nokia Research Center, UK
    The current research of the NRC Nano Sensing group is targeted to develop ubiquitous embedded sensors that combine detection and information processing and use components with functional structures tailored at the nanoscale. [more]
  • IP Profile: Electrically Controlled Catalytic Nanowire Growth, MIT, US
    We present a technique for direct, in-situ, integration of semiconductor nanowires into photodetectors and other devices. In particular, CdSe nanowire growth off catalyst nanoparticles on metallic electrodes in solution is initiated and controlled by inducing electric fields at the electrode surfaces. [more]

Biotech & Medical:
  • R&D Profile: Phage Reporter Biosensing of Pathogenic Agents, University of Tennessee, US
    Bacteriophage, or bacterial viruses, are considered nature’s most abundant nano-entity. [more]
  • IP Profile: A Hybrid Microfluidic Device for Active Control of Drug Delivery, McMaster University, CA
    We have established an integrated system combining a microneedle device, a drug reservoir and an electro-osmotic micropump using low-cost manufacturing technologies. This device will provide pain-free delivery of therapeutic agents in a controlled, sustained release manner with no associated complications. [more]

Chemicals, Materials & Energy:
  • R&D Profile: Hierarchical Superhydrophobic Surfaces Resist Water Droplet Impact, MIT and GE Global Research Center, US
    Droplet impingement on surfaces is a ubiquitous phenomenon in many industrial applications. In applications such as ice formation in aircraft and wind turbine external surfaces, raindrops on windshields, droplet-induced erosion, moisture-induced efficiency losses in power turbines, etc, there is significant advantage to engineer surfaces with anti-wetting properties. [more]
  • Venture Profile: Matter, Inc. / NRG Matters Inc.
    Plasmonic PV involves nanoscale engineering of metallic structures in solar cells. Matter, Inc., (MTR) have pioneered development of unique plasmonic PV coatings for existing thin film solar platforms to enable low cost, high efficiency cells. [more]
  • Nanotech 2009: The Must-Attend Conference Nanotech Research and Business!
    Thousands from the global nanotech community are participating in Houston, TX, USA [more]

  • Nanotech 2009 One-Day Workshops Sunday May 3rd.
Features News
  • IBN Engineers World’s First Tri-Continuous Mesoporous Silica
    IBN has developed the first tri-continuous mesoporous material using a unique surfactant template [more]
  • Inexpensive Copper Ink
    NovaCentrix Launches New Conductive Nano-Ink Product Line [more]
  • NIST-Cornell Team Builds World's First Nanofluidic Device with Complex 3-D Surfaces
    Chamber Separates Nanoparticles Like a ‘Coin Sorter' [more]
  • Single Layer Graphene Now Available
    Vermont company announces they now supply Single Layer Graphene Oxide [more]

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