Progress in Nanotechnology

The Conference is a combination of keynotes, panels, posters, program information sessions, discussions of research trends, and principal investigator meetings with NSF program directors.

Day 1: Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Progress in Fundamental Concepts and Theories: Quantum Effects; Self Assembly, Nanophotonics; and Nanoscale Simulations

Plenary Conference Room, Westin Hotel, Arlington
7:30Coffee and continental breakfast
8:30Conference welcome and purpose of the meeting
Don Brenner, North Carolina State University, Academic Conference Organizer
8:40Nanoscale Science and Engineering at NSF
Mike Roco, NSF
9:00Quantum Effects at the Nanoscale
Mark Tuominen, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
9:30Refreshment break and poster visitation
Note: the space for all posters will be available from December 9, 10 a.m. to December 10, 3 p.m.
9:50Panel 1: Quantum Effects
  • Mark Tuominen, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  • Dan Finotello, NSF DMR
  • John Gillaspy, NSF PHY
Examples of questions to be addressed in the panels are: "What are the most important advances about the topic since NNI investment started in 2001? What are the major breakthroughs in the last years? What are the critical gaps in understanding and applying the concepts to devices and systems? What are the opportunities for the future?"
11:15Welcome at NSF
France Córdova, NSF Director
With introduction by Pramod Khargonekar, NSF Assistant Director for ENG
Moderator: Padma Gopalan, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Keynote: Uli Wiesner, Cornell University
12:00Working lunch
12:30: Graham Harrison, NSF
International NSE opportunities at NSF
1:00Panel 2: Self-assembly
  • Padma Gopalan, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Andy Lovinger, NSF DMR
  • Bill Olbricht, NSF CBET
Moderator: Teri Odom, Northwestern University
Keynote: Xiang Zhang, University of California, Berkeley
3:00Refreshment break
3:15Panel 3: Nanophotonics
  • Teri Odom, Northwestern University
  • Larry Goldberg, ECCS
  • Haiyan Wang, DMR
4:45 Panel 4: Nanoscale simulations: Nano-Hub user session
Michael McLennan abstract, HUBzero, Purdue University
5:30Wrap up for Day 1
6:00Cash Bar and Dinner sponsored by HDR, International

Nanotechnology Facilities and Buildings Around the World
Jon Romig, HDR, International

Day 2: Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Progress in integration: NSEC Class of 2014; Modeling and simulation, nanoinformatics, nanoengineering; Societal aspects

Plenary Conference Room, Westin Hotel, Arlington
7:00Coffee and continental breakfast
8:00Welcome: Nanoscale Science and Engineering in MPS
Fleming Crim, NSF Assistant Director for MPS
8:15Conference outline
Don Brenner, North Carolina State University
8:30Keynotes: NSEC Classes of 2003 and 2004
  • Mark Tuominen, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  • Tom Rieker, NSF DMR
  • Bruce Kramer, NSF CMMI
Summary presentations of outcomes from 8 NSEC directors
(15 min each)
  • Charlie Johnson, University of Pennsylvania, Nano-Bio Interface Center
  • Xiang Zhang, University of California Berkeley & University of California Los Angeles, Center for Scalable and Integrated Nanomanufacturing
  • William King, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Center for Nanoscale Chemical-Electrical-Mechanical Manufacturing
  • Alex Zettl, University of California Berkeley, Center for Integrated Nanomechanical Systems
  • Ahmed Busnaina abstract, Northeastern University, Center for High Rate Nanomanufacturing
  • Padma Gopalan, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Center for Templated Synthesis and Assembly at the Nanoscale
  • Ly James Lee overview, Ohio State University, Center for Affordable Nanoengineering
  • David Goldhaber Gordon abstract, Stanford University, Center for Probing the Nanoscale
10:30Refreshment break and poster visitation
11:00Panel 5: Outcomes and Legacy of NSEC Class of 2003 and 2004
  • Tom Rieker, NSF DMR
  • Keith Roper, NSF EEC
  • Khershed Cooper, NSF CMMI
12:00Working lunch
Public Image of Nanotechnology
Sarah Bates, NFS/OLPA
1:00Keynote: Governance of Nanotechnology and the Legislation in Preparation
Moderator: Larry Bell, Museum of Science in Boston
Bharat Bhushan, Ohio State University
1:30Panel 6: Societal Aspects of Nanotechnology - Responsible Development, Innovation, and Public Engagement
  • Larry Bell, Museum of Science in Boston
  • Fred Kronz, SBE
3:00Refreshment break
3:15Nanoscale Modeling and Simulation
Moderator: Don Brenner, North Carolina State University
Keynote: George Schatz abstract, Northwestern University
3:45Panel 7: Modeling and Simulation, Nanoinformatics, Nanoengineering
  • Don Brenner, North Carolina State University
  • Daryl Hess, NSF DMR
  • Evelyn Goldfield, NSF CHE
5:30Summary of the Conference