Workshop to Focus on Nanomaterials

Contact: Dan Adkins

 

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The workshop sessions include presentations by researchers from the Oak Ridge National Laboratory; Northwestern University, the University of California at Berkeley, the University of Michigan, U of L and UK.

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 9, 2004) -- A two-day workshop will highlight the latest advances in creating and using nanomaterials in drug delivery, composite materials, energy-conversion devices, and electronics and how to get them to the marketplace on Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 20 and 21, at the Marriott Griffin Gate in Lexington.

The workshop, co-sponsored by the University of Kentucky and the University of Louisville, will feature lectures by prominent national and international speakers and nurture greater collaboration among scientists, entrepreneurs, administrators, investors and executives of private corporations.

U.S. Rep. Ben Chandler, UK President Lee T. Todd Jr., U of L President James Ramsey, and Richard Alloo of Toyota Motor Manufacturing North America are among the featured speakers.

Keynote speakers are David Kouidri, trade commissioner of the Swiss Business Hub’s Chicago Branch, on “The Nanotechnology Roadmap: Where Is the Business?”; Meyya Meyyappan, director of the nanotechnology center at NASA’s Ames Research Center, offering an overview of NASA’s nanotechnology focus; and Jack Gill, co-founder of Vanguard Ventures, on “Breakthrough and Protectable Technology to Address the Nanotechnology Market.”

The workshop sessions include presentations by researchers from the Oak Ridge National Laboratory; Northwestern University, the University of California at Berkeley, the University of Michigan, U of L and UK.

More information is online.


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