Schedule Sept 6th to 7th

  2011 UW CNT Conference on Nanotechnology
September 6th
UW Tower, 4333 Brooklyn Ave NE, Seattle - Opposite Hotel Deca
8:00-8:20 Continental Breakfast
8:30-9:30 Welcome & Introduction - Historical Overview of ther Center for Nanotechnology (Olmstead, Baneyx, Qin)


*Prof. Younan Xia, Washington University in St. Louis
Colloidal Nanocrystals: Past, Present and Future
10:15-10:45 Coffee Break


Asst. Prof. David Masiello, University of Washington
New Theoretical Directions in Molecular Plasmonics
11:15-12:00 *Prof. HongJie Dai, Stanford University
Novel materials based on carbon
12:00-1:00 Buffet Lunch/Poster Exibition


Asst. Prof. Xiaodong Xu, University of Washington
Ultrafast Graphene Optoelectronics Assisted by Hot-Carrier Transport

1:30-2:15 *Prof. Hiroyuki Fujita, University of Tokyo
MENS for Nano Science and Bio Technology
2:15-2:45 Asst. Prof. Sarah Veatch †, University of Michigan
Lipid rafts reach a critical point
2:45-3:15 Asst. Prof. Georg Seelig, University of Washington
DNA strand-displacement circuits for diagnostic applications
3:15-3:30 Break
3:30-4:00 Asst. Prof. Andrea Munro †, Pacific Lutheran University
Does Shape Matter? How Nanocrystal Shape Influences Ligand Effects on Nanocrystal Luminescence
4:00-4:30 Aaron Feaver †, Cheif Technology Officer - EnerG2
The EnerG2 Story: Spinning a Company out of UW
4:30-5:30 Panel: Career Opportunities for Nanotechnology Ph.D. Students
5:30-6:30 Poster Session at UW Tower
6:45-8:00 Papa Jones BBQ Dinner at Paul Allen/CSE Atrium UW
September 7th
UW Tower, 4333 Brooklyn Ave NE, Seattle - Opposite Hotel Deca
8:00-8:20 Continental Breakfast
8:20-8:30 Announcements


Res. Assoc. Prof. Dong Qin, Washington University St Louis, MO
Soft Lithography: Rapid Prototyping of Patterns and Structures at Micro- and Nanoscale
9:00-9:45 *Prof. Friedrich Simmel, Technical University of Munich, Germany
Nanostructures and molecular devices made from DNA (and RNA)

9:45- 10:15

Prof. Patrick Stayton, University of Washington
Engineering at the Molecular Scale
10:15-10:35 Coffee Break
10:35-11:35 Panel: Societal and Ethical Issues in Nanotechnology
11:35-12:05 Asst. Prof. Deok-Ho Kim, University of Washington
Biomimetic nanopatterns as enabling tools for tissue engineering and regenerative medicine
12:05-1:15 Box Lunch/Poster Exibition


*Mauro Ferrari, CEO - The Methodist Hospital Research Institute
Individualized Nanomedicine and Transport Oncophysics
2:00-2:30 Asst. Prof. Steven Tait †, Indiana University
Self-Assembly, Bonding, and Reactivity at the Organic/Metal Interface
2:30-3:00 Asst. Prof. Kai-mei Fu, University of Washington
Optical coupling of single nitrogen-vacancy centers to microcavities in single crystal diamond
3:00-3:15 Break
3:15-3:45 Assoc. Prof. Jennifer Shumaker-Parry †, University of Utah
Designer Plasmonic Antennas for Controlling Light at the Nanoscale
3:45-4:15 Asst. Prof. Peter Pauzauskie, University of Washington
High Pressure, High Temperature Route to Diamond Aerogel
4:15-4:45 Obadiah Reid PhD, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
The Influence of Solid-State Microstructure on the Origin and Yield of Long-Lived Photogenerated Charge in Neat Semiconducting Polymers
4:45-5:15 Prof. Hugh Hillhouse, University of Washington
The Road to Low-Cost and High-Efficiency Solar Cells via Colloidal Nanomaterials


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