2003 Nanoscale Science and Engineering Grantee Conference


National Science Foundation, Room 375, Arlington, Virginia


December 16-18, 2003

  (by invitation only)

Conference Program (Speakers marked in Bold)


Day 1:  December 16, 2003

Nanoscale Interdisciplinary Research Team Projects (I)
(NIRT projects awarded in 2002)


8:00   Coffee in Room 375


8:30   Welcome, John Brighton


8:40   Conference Overview, Mark Tuominen


8:45   Nanoscale Science and Engineering at NSF (pdf), Mike Roco


Session A.  Focus on Biosystems


Moderator: Gerald Selzer


9:00   Combinatorial Engineering of Nanomachines: Building Novel Membrane Proteins via De Novo Design and Directed Evolution (pdf) (Award NSF-0210777)

PIs: Eric Boder, Mark Goulian, Jeff Saven, William DeGrado; University of Pennsylvania


9:20   Probing Viral Adhesion with Nanoengineered Biomembranes and Quantum Dots (pdf)  (0210807)

         PIs: Jacquelyn Gervay-Hague, Susan Kauzlarich, Gang-Yu Liu, Margie Longo, Satya Dandekar;  University of California Davis


9:40   The Development of Vault Nano-Capsules (pdf) (0210690)

PIs: Leonard Rome, Hal Monbouquette, Bruce Dunn, Jeffrey Zink, James Heath; University of California, Los Angeles


10:00 COFFEE


Session B.  Focus on Structures and Phenomena:


Moderator:  Elizabeth Podlaha


10:20 Next Generation Atom Chips for Quantum Information Technology (pdf)  (0210742)

PIs: Nicholas Bigelow, M. Feldman, C.R. Stroud;

University of Rochester


10:40 Electrical and Mechanical Properties of Boron and Metal-boride Nanowires, and Nanoscale Devices Built From Them (pdf)  (0210120)

PIs: William Buhro, R. P. H. Chang, Jia Lu, and Rodney Ruoff; Washington University, Northwestern University, and University of California Irvine


11:00 Synthesis and Control of Molecular Machines (pdf)  (0210176)

PIs: Michael Crommie, Alex Zettl, Jean Frechet; University of California Berkeley; (Armen Kirakosian presenting)


11:20 Synthesis and Characterization of a Light-Driven Molecular Motor (pdf)  (0210549)

PIs: John Frederick, Joseph Cline, Thomas Bell, Christine Cremo; University of Nevado, Reno


11:40 Carbon Nanopipes for Nanofluidic Devices and In-situ Fluid Studies (pdf)  (0210579)

PIs: Yury Gogotsi, C.M. Megaridis, H. Bau, J.-C. Bradley,

P. Koumoutsakos; Drexel University, University of Illinois at Chicago, University of Pennsylvania, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology


12:00 Working LUNCH


12:50 Perspectives from OSTP, Celia Merzbacher


Moderator: Ken Chong


1:00   Size Dependence of Phase Transitions in Nanocrystalline Oxides (pdf) (0210785)

PIs: Richard Haglund, Jr., L. C. Feldman, C. M. Lukehart, M. Aziz

Vanderbilt University, Harvard University


1:20   Nanotubes and Nanowires as Biological Sensors and Actuators: Approaching the Single-Molecule Limit (pdf)  (0210806)

PIs: Robert J. Hamers, Lloyd M. Smith, and Daniel van der Weide; University of Wisconsin, Madison


1:40   Uncovering Deformation Mechanisms of Nanostructured Materials (pdf)  (0210215)

PIs: Kevin J. Hemker, Evan Ma, Jean-Francois Molinari;

Johns Hopkins University


2:00   Template-Constrained Magnetic Nano-materials  Synthesis and Characterization (pdf) (0210915)

         PIs: Yves Idzerda, Trevor Douglas, Mark Young, Mary Cloninger, David Singel, Montana State University


2:20   Formation and Properties of Spin-Polarized Quantum Dots in Magnetic Semiconductors by Controlled variation of Magnetic Fields on the Nanoscale (pdf)  (0210519)

         PIs: Boldizsar Janko, Jacek Furdyna, Margaret Dobrowolska;

University of Notre Dame


2:40   Nanoengineered Shells for Encapsulation and Controlled Release (pdf)  (0210298)

PIs: Yuri Lvov, Michael McShane, Melgardt DeVilliers, Michael Pishko; Louisiana Tech University, University of LouisianaĐMonroe, Pennsylvania State University


3:00   NIRT For Biomedical Nanotube Technology (pdf)  (0210580)

PIs: Charles Martin, Donn Dennis, Jon Stewart, Rajiv Singh, Richard Rogers; University of Florida


3:20   COFFEE


Moderator:  Lakis Mountziaris


3:40   Dimension Dependent Material Properties of Nanoscopic Macromolecular Structures (pdf)  (0210588)

PIs: Paul Nealey, J.J. de Pablo, M.D. Ediger, F. Cerrina;

University of Wisconsin, Madison


4:00   Nanostructured Surfaces with Long-Range Order for Controlled Self-Assembly (pdf)  (0210321)

         PIs: C.A. Ross, H.I. Smith, C.V. Thompson, F.M. Ross, J. Floro,

F. Frankel; Massachusetts Institute of Technology, IBM, Sandia


4:20   Semiconductor Metal Oxide Nanoparticles for Visible Light Photocatalysis (pdf)   (0210284)

         PIs: S. Ismat Shah, C.P. Huang, J. G. Chen, D. Doren and M. Barteau; University of Delaware


4:40   FRG: Collective and Quasiparticle Properties of Nanocrystals and Nano-Arrays (pdf)  (0210383)

PIs: Chih-Kang Shih, A.H. MacDonald, J.T. Markert, A.L. deLozanne,

B. Korgel; University of Texas, Austin


5:00   Nanostructural Engineering of Complex Functional Particles (pdf)  0210835)

PIs: Timothy Ward, Abhaya Datye, Gabriel L—pez, Jeffrey Brinker, and Frank van Swol University of New Mexico


5:20   One-, Two- and Three-Dimensional Superstructured Materials from Well-Defined, Complex Nanoscale (pdf)   (0210247)

PIs: Karen Wooley, Darrin J. Pochan, Jill D. Pasteris, Michael E. Mackay, Tomasz Kowalewski; Washington University


Session C.  Focus on the Environment


Moderator:  David Lambert


5:40   Bioavailability of Aromatic Hydrocarbons and Dynamics of Their Interactions with Humic and Fulvic Acids: Linking Molecular- and Microbial-Scale Interactions (pdf)   (0210839)

PIs: Mark Nanny, Kathleen E. Duncan, Margaret A. Eastman

University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma State University


6:00   The Role of Nano-Scale Colloids in Particle Aggregation and Trace Metal Scavenging in Aquatic Systems (pdf)  (0210865)

PIs: Peter Santschi, Adrian B. Burd, Jean-Francois Gaillard, and Anne A. Lazarides;  Texas A&M University, University of Georgia, Northwestern University, Duke University


Session D.  Focus on Theory, Modeling and Simulation


Moderator:  Hans Kaper


6:20   Computatonal Design and Optimization of Nanoscale Spintronic and Thermoelectric Devices (pdf)  (0210717)

         PIs: James Freericks, A.Y. Liu, B.A. Jones;

Georgetown University, IBM Almaden Research Center


6:40   Study of Self-organization in Strained Heteroepitaxial Nanostructures: Multi-scale Modeling, Simulation and Experiment (pdf)  (0210095)

PIs: Vivek Shenoy A. F. Bower, E. Chason, L. B. Freund;

Brown University


7:00    Discussion



Day 2:  December 17, 2003

Nanoscale Interdisciplinary Research Team Projects (II)

(NIRT projects awarded in 2002)


7:30am  Coffee in Room 375


Session E.  Focus on Devices and System Architectures


Moderator:  Rajinder Khosla


8:00   Nanoscale Organic Circuits and Sensors (pdf)  (0210698)

PIs: Ananth Dodabalapur, Michael Krische, Dim-Lee Kwong, J.M. White; University of Texas


8:20   Nanoscale Engineering of Inorganic-Organic Interfaces: Applications to Molecular Scale Electronics (pdf)  (0210693)

         PIs:  James Engstrom, Paulette Clancy, Ron R. Kline, George G. Malliaras, Peter T. Wolczanski; Cornell University


8:40   Epitaxial Magnetic Oxide Structures for Nanoscale Spin Devices (pdf)  (0210449)

PIs:  Chang-Beom Eom, M.S. Rzchowski, D. van der Weide, V. Chandrasekar, X.Q. Pan, S.S.P. Parkin, University of Wisconsin Madison, Northwestern University, University of Michigan, IBM Almaden


9:00   Architectures and Devices for Quantum-dot Cellular Automata (pdf)  (0210153)

PIs: Peter Kogge, Craig Lent, Gregory Snider, Patrick Fay, Alexei Orlov University of Notre Dame


9:20   Nanoscale Magnetic Microscopy with Multi-photon Absorption Polymers and Y-Junction Nanotubes (pdf)  (0210533)

         PIs: Michael Naughton, John T. Fourkas, Kris Kempa, Boston College


9:40   Electron Transport Through Molecular Inorganic Clusters -- A Convergent Approach Toward Molecular Electronic and Magnetic Devices (pdf) (0210426)

         PIs: Hongkun Park, Jeffrey R. Long, David R. Reichman, Christopher B. Murray; Harvard University, UC Berkeley, IBM Yorktown


10:00 COFFEE


Moderator:  LaVerne Hess


10:20 Properties and Applications of Deformed Nanotubes (pdf)  (0210899)

         PIs: Fabian Pease, Hongjie Dai, K.J. Cho, K.G. Goodson;

Stanford University


10:40 Electrodeposition of Nanostructured Multilayers (pdf)  (0210832)

         PIs: Elizabeth Podlaha, D. Young, J. Chan, M. Murphy, W. Wang;

Louisiana State University & A&M University


11:00 Plasmonic Nanophotonics and Optoelectronics (pdf) (0210445)

PIs: Vladimir Shalaev, M. Meloch, A. Wei, A. Weiner;

Purdue University


11:20 A Nanometer-Scale Gene Chip (pdf) (0210843)

PIs: Gregory Timp, K. Schulten, J.P. Leburton, and A. Bezryadin;

University of Illinois Urbana, Champaign


11:40 Advanced Characterization Techniques in Optics and Nanostructures (ACTION) (pdf)   (0210752)

PIs: Selim Unlu, B.B. Goldberg, K. Ekinci, P. Mohanty, L. Novotny,

T. Murray, and A. K. Swan;  Boston University, University of Rochester


12:00 Nanotube and Nanowire Based Quantum Computation (pdf)  (0210736)

PIs: Susan Watson, Charles M. Marcus, Charles M. Lieber, Leonid I. Glazman, and David DiVincenzo; Middlebury College, Harvard University, University of Minnesota, IBM Yorktown


12:20 Working LUNCH


1:10    Perspectives from Media, Mitch Waldrop (OLPA, NSF)


Session F.  Focus on Manufacturing at the Nanoscale


Moderator: Julie Chen


1:20   Deformation Mechanisms and Manufacturing of Nanostructured Materials Processed by Severe Plastic Deformation (pdf)  (0210173)

PIs: Robert Asaro, Petr Krysl, David Benson;

University of California, San Diego


1:40   Fabrication of Biomolecular and Polymeric Nanostructures by Proximal Probes (pdf)  (0210590)

PIs: Robert L. Clark, Ashutosh Chilkoti, Jie Liu, and Stefan Zauscher;

Duke University


2:00   Manufacturing of Novel Continuous Nanocrystalline Ceramic Nanofibers with Superior Mechanical Properties (pdf)  (0210850)

PIs:  Yuris Dzenis, Ruqiang Feng, Gustavo Larsen, Joseph Turner, Xiao Zeng; University of Nebraska


2:20   Direct Power Generation by Electron Emission from Novel Carbon Nanostructures (pdf)   (0210366)

PIs: J. Davidson, Tim Fisher, C.M. Lukehart, G.M. Swain;

Vanderbilt University, Purdue University, Michigan State University


2:40   Merged CMOS/Molecular Integrated Circuit (Mol-MOS) Fabrication, Analysis and Design (pdf)  (0210585)

PIs: Lloyd Harriott, M. Stan, J.C. Bean, M. Neurock, L. Pu; 

University of Virginia


3:00   Development, Functionalization, and Assembly of Nanoscale Biological Sensors (pdf)  (0210332)

PIs: Peng Xiong, P. Bryant Chase, Seunghun Hong, Stephan von Moln‡r, Z.L. Wang; Florida State University, Georgia Tech




Moderator: Mark Tuominen


3:40   Two- Three-Dimensional Assembly of Nanoelectronic Components by DNA Scaffolding (pdf)  (0210844)

PIs: Richard A. Kiehl, Karin Musier-Forsyth, Nadrian C. Seeman,

Boris I. Shklovskii, T. Andrew Taton; University of Minnesota, NYU


4:00   Nanoreactor Processes for Manufacturing Oriented Materials (pdf)  (0210229)

PIs: Seong H. Kim, Henry C. Foley, Stephen J. Fonash, Ayusman Sen, Paul S. Weiss, Pennsylvania State University


4:20   Ink Jetting of Nanostructured Matrices for Controlled Gene Delivery (pdf)  (0210238)

PIs: Prashant Kumta, Lee Weiss, Phil Campbell, Lynn Walker,

Jeffrey Hollinger; Carnegie-Mellon University


4:40   Nanocomposite Reactions in the Self-Propagating High Temperature Synthesis of Materials (pdf) (0210141)

PIs: Michelle L. Pantoya, Jordan Berg, Shubhra Gangopadhaya,

Mark Holtz, and Henryk Temkin; Texas Tech University


5:00   Collaborative Research: Experimental and Computational Investigations of Fluid Interactions (pdf)/Transport in Nanodomains and Around Nanoparticles (pdf)  (0210400)

PIs: Robert Pfeffer, Robert Thompson, Rajesh N. Dave, Chao Zhu, Hamid Arastoopour, Dimitri Gidaspow, W. Grant McGimpsey, Nikolaos A. Gatsonis; New Jersey Institute of Technology, Illinois Institute of Technology, Worcester Polytechnic Institute


5:20   Enhancing the Properties of Nanoscale Electrospun Polymer Fibers thru Chemical Architecture, Surface Texturing Optimization Processing Protocols (pdf)  (0210223)

PIs: John Rabolt, Mary Galvin, Kristi Kiick, Darrin Pochan, Jian Sun, Norm Wagner; University of Delaware


5:40   Tailored Fluorinated Surfactant Templates for the Design of Ordered Nanoporous Ceramics (pdf)  (0210517)

PIs: Stephen Rankin, Barbara L. Knutson, Hans-Joachim Lehmler; University of Kentucky, University of Iowa


6:00   Manufacturing/Synthesis and Nanostructure of Superhard Thin Films/Materials (pdf)  (0210351)

PIs: Raj Singh, Punit Boolchand, Howard Jackson;

University of Cincinnati


6:20   Staggered Probes for Integrating Nano Machining and Metrology (pdf) (0210559)

PIs: M. Pinar Menguc, Ryan Vallance, Kazi Javed, Apparao Rao, Sungho Jin; University of Kentucky


6:40   Nanorobotics (pdf)  (0209678)

PIs: Aristides Requicha, Bruce Koel, Mark Thompson;

University of Southern California


Session G.  Nanoscale Centers & Networks

7:00   NSEC: Science of Nanoscale Systems and their Device Applications (pdf) (0117795)

PIs: Robert Westervelt, B. Halperin, Harvard University


7:20 Discussion



Day 3: December 18, 2003

Nanoscale Centers and Networks


7:30   Coffee in Room 375


Session G.  Nanoscale Centers & Networks (continued)


Moderator: Ulrich Strom


8:00   NSEC: 2003 Integrated and Scalable Nanomanufacturing (pdf) (0327077)

PIs: Xiang Zhang, University of California Los Angeles


8:20   NSEC: 2003 Nanoscale Chemical-Electrical-Mechanical Manufacturing Systems (pdf) (0328162)

         PIs: Placid Ferreira, I. Adesida, P. Kenis, M. Shannon;

         University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


8:40   NSEC: Electronic Transport in Molecular Nanostructures (pdf) (0117752)

PIs: James Yardley, Columbia University


9:00   NSEC: Nanoscale Systems in Information Technologies (pdf) (0117770)

PIs: Robert Buhrman, Cornell University


9:20   COFFEE


Moderator: James Yardley


10:00 NSEC: Integrated Nanopatterning and Detection Technologies (pdf) (0118025)

PIs: Chad Mirkin, Milan Mrksich, Northwestern


10:20 NSEC: Directed Assembly of Nanostructures (0117792)

PIs: Richard Siegel, Renssalaer Polytechnic Institute


10:40 NSEC: Nanoscience in Biological and Environmental Engineering (pdf) (0117874)

PIs: Vicki Colvin, Rice University


11:00 NNUN: The National Nanofabrication Users Network

PIs: Sandip Tiwari, Cornell University


11:20 NCN: The Network for Computational Nanotechnology (0228390)

PIs: Mark Lundstrom, Purdue University


11:50 Working LUNCH


12:50 Perspectives from INT, Mark Suskin


1:00   Discussions


1:30   Best Practices for Centers:

            -  Management

            -  Safe Nanotechnology


2:30   New Research Opportunities for NSE


3:00   COFFEE


3:30   New Educational and Outreach Opportunities for NSE


4:00   Summary and Conclusions


4:30   End of Conference




Poster Presentations (2001 NIRTs, 2003 NIRTs, and others)
Posters are presented in the small auxiliary meeting rooms during the working lunches and coffee breaks.

2003NIRT: Spatially Ordered Self-assembled Quantum Dot Gate Low voltage/power, High Speed Nanoscale Flash Memories (0304026)
Sanjay Banerjee, Univ. of Texas Austin

2003NIRT: Inteins as Nanoswitches for Biotechnology: Linking Molecular Modeling with Biophysical and Genetic Methods (0304055)
Georges Belfort, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

2003NIRT: Silicide Nanowires for Nanoelectronics (0304682)
Peter Bennett, Arizona State University

2003NIRT: Structure of Nanocrystals (0304391)
Simon Billinge, Michigan State University

2003NIRT: Reduced Degree of Freedom Predictive Methods for Control and Design of Interfaces in Nanofeatured Systems: Nanocrystalline Materials, Sensors and Composites (0304299)
Donald Brenner, North Carolina State University

2003NIRT: Single Crystal and Amorphous Nanoparticle Semiconductor Devices (0304211)
Stephen Campbell, University of Minnesota

2003NIRT: Science And Technology Of Ultrananocrystalline Diamond Films For Multifunctional Mems/Nems Devices (0304472)
Zhen Chen, University of Missouri-Columbia

2003NIRT: Synthesis, Characterization and Modeling of Aligned Nanotube Arrays for Nanoscale Devices and Composites (0304506)
Tsu-Wei Chou, University of Delaware

2003NIRT: Mechanical Behavior of Bulk Nanostructured Materials (0304629)
James Earthman, University of California, Irvine

2003NIRT: Modeling And Simulation Framework At The Nanoscale. Application To Process Simulation, Nanodevices, And Nanostructured Composites (0303902)
Jacob Fish, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

2003NIRT: Nano-composite Metal Oxides for Electronic Noses (0304169)
Pelagia-Irene Gouma, SUNY at Stony Brook

2003NIRT: Building Nanospintronic and Nanomagnetic Systems - Growth, Manipulation, and Characterization at the Atomic Scale (0304314)
Saw-W. Hla, Ohio University

2003NIRT: Nanostructured Carbons from Self-Assembled Block Copolymer Precursors: From Synthesis and Characterization to Devices (0304508)
Tomasz Kowalewski, Carnegie Mellon University

2003NIRT: Nano Particles in the Atmosphere: Formation and Transformation (0304433)
JoAnn Slama Lighty, University of Utah

2003NIRT: Molecular Assembly for Hybrid Electronics (0304122)
Konstantin Likharev, Stony Brook University

2003NIRT: Heterogenous Integration of Nanowires for Chemical Sensor Arrays (0303981)
Tom Mallouk, PA St U, Univeristy Park

2003NIRT: Functionalizing Nanotubes for Novel Properties or Devices - An Integrated Theoretical and Experimental Approach (0304019)
Nicola Marzari , Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2003NIRT: Nanoarrays of Large Bandgap Semiconductors for Light Emitting and Spintronic Devices (0304224)
Latika Menon, Texas Tech University

2003NIRT: Rigid-Rod and Tripodal Linkers for Coupling Organic Chromophores to Metal Oxide Nanoparticles (0303829)
Gerald Meyer, Johns Hopkins University

2003NIRT: Dynamical Response of Carbon Nanotubes - Modeling, Simulations and Experiments (0303674)
Subrata Mukherjee, Cornell University

2003NIRT: 3D nano-manufacturing processes for nanophotonic devices and systems (0304650)
Won Park, University of Colorado

2003NIRT: Wetting of Surfaces with Nano-Scale Structures (0304916)
Peter Pershan, Harvard Univ.

2003NIRT: Nanoscale Arrays for Direct RNA Profiling in Single Calls and their Compartments (0304569)
Weihong Tan, University of Florida

2003NIRT: Complex Magnetic Materials and Devices (0303774)
Yuri Suzuki, University of California Berkeley

2003NIRT: Reversible and Directional Self-Assembly of Bio-Molecular Templates for Nanotechnology Interconnects (0303863)
Brian Zelinski, University of Arizona

2003NIRT: Designing three-dimensional nanostructures (0304340)
Yiping Zhao, University of Georgia

2003NSEC: Manufacturing at the Nanoscale: Top-down, Bottom-up and System Engineering (0327077)
Cheng Sun, University of California, Los Angeles

2003ERC: Ultraviolet Light: An Enabling Tool for Nanotechnology (0310717)
Carmen Menoni , Colorado State University

2001NIRT: Lanthanide oxide nanoparticles in biology (0102662)
Dosi Dosev, University of California, Davis

2001NIRT: Dynamics of Structure and Charge at the Molecular Scale (0102950)
Michael Fuhrer, University of Maryland

2001NIRT: Synthesis of and Structure-Function Relationships in Heterostructures of Quasi-2D Materials (0103409)
David Johnson, Rice University

2001NIRT: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Understanding the Growth of Nanoporous Materials (0103010)
Peter Monson , University of Massachusetts

2001NIRT: Molecular Nanomagnets: Magnetic and Electronic Properties of Novel Magnetic Nanostructures and Nanostructured Materials (0103455)
Donald Naugle, Texas A&M University

2001NIRT: Creating Functional Nano-Envrionments by Controlling Self-Assembly (0103516)
Alejandro Parra, University of California, Santa Barbara

2001NIRT: Surface reactivity of nanocrystalline oxides and oxyhydroxides: Implications for processes in the environment (0123967)
Moira Ridley, Texas Tech University

2001NIRT: Nanostructured Optoelectronic Materials: New Concepts in Theoretical Design, Synthesis and Processing (0103009)
Bruce Robinson, University of Washington

2001NIRT: Copolymer Templates: A Self-Assembling Route to High-Density Arrays of Functional Nanostructures (0103024)
Mark Tuominen, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

2001NIRT: Dendrimer-Stabilized Nanoparticles for Next-Generation Catalysts (0103135)
Chris Willliams, University of South Carolina

2001NIRT: Nanoscale Processes in the Environment: Nanobiogeochemistry of Microbe/Mineral Interactions (0103053)
Susan Eriksson, Virginia Tech