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 12, 2017

Progress in Foundational Nanotechnology and Infrastructure

Plenary Conference Room, Westin Hotel, Arlington
7:30Coffee and continental breakfast
8:30Conference welcome and purpose of the meeting
Gerhard Klimeck, bio, Purdue University
Academic Chair of Conference
8:40Welcome at NSF
Linda Sapochak, NSF/MPS
8:50Nanoscale Science and Engineering at NSF
Mike Roco, bio, NSF
9:10Nanoscale modeling and simulation
Moderator: Lynn K. Zentner, bio, Purdue University
Keynote: Gerhard Klimeck, bio, Purdue University
9:40Refreshment Break and Poster Visitation
Note: all posters will be available in Ernest Hemingway Salon Dec 12 and Dec 13
10:00Panel 1: Nanoscale modeling and simulation and use of big data
  • Lynn K. Zentner, bio, Purdue University
  • Daryl Hess, NSF/DMR
3 Panelists (15+5 min each):
Discussion Topics: What are the research trends in modeling and simulation at the nanoscale? How big data is affecting such trends?
11:30Nanotechnology based devices and systems by design
  • Khershed Cooper, NSF/CMMI
  • Nadia El-masry, NSF/ECCS
Keynote: Placid Ferreira, abstract/bio, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Manufacturing @ Nano- & MicroDimensional Scales
12:00Working Lunch
12:30International NSE opportunities at NSF (15 min)
Graham Harrison, bio, NSF/OISE
1:00Two-dimensional materials and quantum phenomena in nanoscale systems
  • Linda S. Sapochak, NSF/DMR
  • Dimitris Pavlidis, NSF/ECCS
Keynote: James Hone, abstract/bio, Columbia University
Van der Waals heterostructures: fabrication and materials issues
1:30Panel 2. Two-dimensional materials and quantum phenomena in nanoscale systems
  • James Hone, abstract/bio, Columbia University
  • Dimitris Pavlidis, NSF/ECCS
  • Linda S. Sapochak, NSF/DMR
3 Panelists (15+5 min each):
Discussion Topic (30 min): What are current grand challenges that can be accomplished in the next decade?
3:00Refreshment Break and Poster Viewing
3:30Panel 3. Nano Centers (NNCI, MRSECs, NERCs, new STCs)
  • Larry Goldberg, bio, ENG/ECCS
  • Guebre Tessema, bio, NSF/DMR
4 Panelists (15+5 min each):
Discussion Topics: National network of available centers and facilities in nanotechnology
5:00Panel 4. nanoHUB Tutorial. User Session
Gerhard Klimeck bio and Alejandro Strachan bio, Network for Computational Nanotechnology (NCN)
Hands on with nanoHUB
5:45Wrap up for Day 1
6:00 -
Poster Engagement Session and Reception (Light refreshments served)

Please join us for a poster visitation reception in the Ernest Hemingway Salon featuring center posters and the opportunity to meet with center staff and students

Day 2: Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Progress in grand challenges and convergence

7:30Coffee and Continental Breakfast
8:00Conference welcome and outline
Gerhard Klimeck, bio, Purdue University
Academic Chair of Conference
8:05Welcome at NSF
Dawn Tilbury, bio, AD/ENG
8:15Keynote: Manufacturing USA network and nanotechnology
Moderators: Mike Roco, NSF
Keynote: Robert Rudnitsky, abstract/bio, NIST
8:45Panel 5. Advanced nano-biomanufacturing (convergence with bio, cogno, cyber, AI)
  • Susan Daniel, bio abstract, Cornell University
  • Usha Varshney, NSF/ECCS
  • Khershed Cooper, bio, NSF/CMMI
2 Panelists (20 min each):
9:45Keynote: Brain-like cognitive engineering systems
  • Dimitris Pavlidis, bio, NSF/ENG
  • Sankar Basu, bio, NSF/CISE

Keynote speaker: Jan Rabaey, bio abstract, University of California, Berkeley
10:15Refreshment Break
10:30Panel 6. Brain-like cognitive engineering systems
  • Philip Wong, bio, Stanford University
  • Sankar Basu, bio, NSF/CISE
  • Usha Varshney, NSF/ECCS
Panelists (15+5 minute each)
Discussion Topics: Highlight how nanotechnology contribute to brain-like computing; visionary ideas for the next 10-20 years
12:00Panel 7A. Portraying Nanotechnology R&D on Video and Web
(Working Lunch)
  • Sarah Bates, bio, NSF/OLPA
  • Al DeSena, bio, NSF
1:00Panel 7B. Nanotechnology immersion in public perception of science
  • Larry Bell, bio, Museum of Science, Boston
  • Al DeSena, bio, NSF
1:00-1:20 Keynote: Larry Bell, abstract, Museum of Science
"Involving the public in science and engineering understanding and vision"
1:20-1:40 Panelists (10 min each): 1:45 Q&A
1:45Panel 8. Nanotechnology and Converging Technologies
Presentations from individual researcher, centers CNS, NISE Moderators:
  • Lee Ann Kahlor, bio, University of Texas at Austin
  • Fred Kronz, bio, NSF/SBE
Presenters (20 min each):
Discussion Topics: Role of social sciences in governance of nanotechnology and converging technologies; Scenarios; Convergence Grand Challenges
3:15Refreshment Break
3:30Panel 9. Convergence in Education
  • James Murday, University of Southern California
  • Dean Evasius, NSF/E.H.R.
Panelists (20 min each):
Discussion 30 minutes
5:00Summary of the Conference and Adjourn