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Cornell's CNF Celebrates The Future of Nanotechnology on June 14

by mcmallison last modified February 28, 2008 - 14:15

Cornell University's NanoScale Science and Technology Facility (CNF) has been at the forefront of nanotechnology for 30 years. To commemorate, CNF will hold its next event June 14, at Cornell's campus in Ithica, NY. CNF serves over 700 users a year, and has been instrumental in enabling, developing, and propagating the benefits of nanotechnology. The Future of Nanotechnology celebrates CNF's past contributions, and looks at the shape of things to come.

Cornell's CNF Celebrates The Future of Nanotechnology on June 14

Research at CNF encompasses physical sciences, engineering, and life sciences, and has a strong inter-disciplinary emphasis. Over 700 users per year (50% of whom come from outside Cornell) utilize the fabrication, synthesis, computation, characterization, and integration resources of CNF to build structures, devices, and systems from atomic to complex length-scales.

Every week, several new users coming from academia, industry, and government laboratories learn to use the tools available in the facility to carry out their research projects. CNF is open 24 hours a day, and provides the interactive and exciting learning and practicing environment critical to successful cutting-edge research. External users typically spend a week to two at CNF to complete their work with strong staff support. Many projects can also be accomplished remotely.

http://www.cnf.cornell.edu/cnf_nanofutures.html

Nanotechnology - the ability to understand and control matter with ultimate precision - is the most powerful and enabling technology humankind has ever developed. Nanotechnology is used to create materials, devices and systems with fundamentally new properties and functions that will change the world as we know it.

The Cornell NanoScale Science and Technology Facility (CNF) has been at the forefront of nanotechnology for 30 years. A facility that serves over 700 users a year, CNF has been instrumental in enabling, developing, and propagating the benefits of nanotechnology.

CNF's The Future of Nanotechnology symposium will celebrate the facility's contributions by looking into the shape of things to come. Renowned experts from around the world have been invited to share their vision of

(i) the future of nanotechnology,

(ii) the emerging field of nanomedicine, and

(iii) the social and ethical issues associated with nanotechnology.

Plenary lectures will introduce these three topics in the morning, and parallel tracks will explore these topics in detail in the afternoon. A poster session will give an opportunity to attendees to present their work.

Planned Events:

Thursday, June 14th, 2007 -- Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

Opening Address
Dr. Edward Wolf, First Director of CNF
Dr. Lawrence Goldberg, National Science Foundation

nanoTech: Future Trends in Nanotechnology    
Plenary Speaker: Stan Williams (Hewlett-Packard)
Invited Speakers: Phaedon Avouris (IBM Research), Stephen Chou (Princeton), Robert Corn (UC Irvine), Chris Jacobsen (Stony Brook), John Rogers (UIUC), Gregory Timp (UIUC)

nanoMed: The Emerging Field of Nanomedicine
Plenary Speaker: James Heath (Caltech)
Invited Speakers: Tejal Desai (UCSF), Dorian Liepmann (Berkeley), Chris Murphy (UW Madison), Michael Sheetz (Columbia), Mehmet Toner (Harvard-MIT), Maish Yarmush (Rutgers)

nano&us: Ethical and Social Issues of Nanotechnology
Plenary Speaker: Sheila Jasanoff (Harvard)
Invited Speakers: Juergen Altmann (U. Dortmund), Rosalyn Berne (U. Virginia), David Guston (Arizona State), Priscilla Regan (George Mason University)

Poster Session:
A poster session will give CNF users and the nanotechnology community in general the opportunity to present their work.

Come celebrate CNF's contributions and learn about the future of nanotechnology!