Symposium Co-Chairs

Bor JangBor Jang
Angstron Materials, Inc.
Ron BeechRon Beech
Director of Marketing
Angstron Materials, Inc.

Confirmed Invited Speakers

C.Y (Chun-Yung) SungGraphene Nanoelectronics
C.Y (Chun-Yung) Sung
Nanoelectronics Research Sr. Program Manager, IBM Research Center, Hopewell Junction, NY
Lawrence T.  Drzal Graphene Nanoplatelets: A Multifunctional Nanomaterial for Polymers, Composites and Energy Generation and Storage Applications
Lawrence T. Drzal
Chief Scientist, XG Sciences, Inc.
Steve Sinton
Lockheed Martin

Symposium Sessions

Tuesday June 19

11:00 Graphene Keynotes
12:30 Networking Lunch - Expo
2:00 Graphene: Innovations in synthesis & production
4:30 Expo Reception and Poster Session I (4:30 - 6:30)

Wednesday June 20

8:30 Carbon Nano Structures & Devices: Keynotes
11:00 Graphene: CNT: Applications of Graphene Based Materials
11:00 Clean and Nano Innovation to Commercialization
12:30 Networking Lunch - Expo
1:00 NNI - Director’s Networking Session, National Nanotechnology Coordination Office
1:30 Exhibit and Poster Session II
2:30 TechConnect IP Partnering: Material Energy Innovations
3:00 Carbon Nanotechnology - From Chemistry to Commercialization. Why relationships are more important than technology
5:30 TechConnect Innovation Showcase Reception
6:00 CTSI Utility Technology Challenge Awards and Reception

Thursday June 21

10:00 National Nanotechnology Initiative Triennial Review
12:30 National Innovation Showcase - Networking Lunch (available for purchase)
4:00 TechConnect National Innovation Showcase, Reception & Poster Session III

Symposium Program

Tuesday June 19

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11:00Graphene KeynotesGrand Ballroom F
Session chair: Bor Jang, Angstron Materials, Inc., US
11:00Graphene Nanoelectronics
C.Y. Sung, IBM, US
11:30Graphene for Energy Storage Applications
B.Z. Jang, Angstron Materials, Inc, US (bio)
12:00Opportunities and Challenges for Transitioning Graphene Materials in Aerospace
S. Sinton, Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company, US
12:30Graphene Nanoplatelets: A Multifunctional Nanomaterial for Polymers, Composites and Energy Generation and Storage Applications
L.T. Drzal, XG Sciences, Inc., US
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12:30Networking Lunch - ExpoExpo Hall AB
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2:00Graphene: Innovations in synthesis & productionGrand Ballroom F
Session chair: Bor Jang, Angstron Materials, Inc., US
2:00Observation of Early to Full Covering Stages of Ethylene-based CVD of Graphene
K. Celebi, J.W. Choi, M.T. Cole, A.O. Altun, K.B.K. Teo, H.G. Park, ETH Zurich, CH
2:20Growth of Single and Bilayer Graphene Arrays on Cu by Chemical Vapor Deposition
S.S. Pei, W. Wu, Q.K. Yu, J.M. Pao, University of Houston, US
2:40Graphene films synthesis and transfer
J. de la Fuente, Graphenea, ES
3:00Novel 3D Graphene-Based Materials Prepared by Chemical Vapor Deposition: Process Development and Production Scaling-Up
E. Polyakova, D. Stolyarov, J. Zhang, C. McCarren, Graphene Laboratories, US
3:20High Electrical Conductivity Nanocomposites Prepared with Graphenes Synthesized by Catalyst Stagger
C.K. Nguyen, G. Le Van, N.T.A. Mai, D. Hieu, SAIGON HI TECH PARK, VN
3:40Preparation Routes to Aqueous Graphene Dispersions and Their Influence on Electrical Conductivity of Polymer Composites
M. Ghislandi, E. Tkalya, A. Alekseev, C.E. Koning, G. de With, TU/e, NL
4:00Rapid Raman Quality Analysis of CVD Graphene Directly on Growth Substrates
M.R. Monville, A. Rzhevskii, S. Banerjee, K. Strobl, CVD Equipment Corporation, US
4:20Mapping nanomechanical phenomena of graphene nanostructures using force modulation and ultrasonic force microscopy
O.V. Kolosov, N.D. Kay, B.J. Robinson, M. Rosamond, D. Zeze, F. Dinelli, Lancaster University, UK
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4:30Expo Reception and Poster Session I (4:30 - 6:30)Expo Hall AB
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-Patterning and reduction of graphene oxide using femtosecond-laser irradiation
C.C. Evans, S. Shukla, S. Saxena, S. Kang, E. Mazur, Harvard University, US
-Synthesis of the string-like CNT having few layers stacking of graphene
K. Muramatsu, M. Toyoda, Incubation Alliance,Inc., JP
-Scalable Straining of Graphene by Laser Shock
Ji Li, G.J. Cheng, Purdue University, US
-Graphene –modified Carbon Paste Electrode for Cadmium and Lead Monitoring with Flow based System
O. Chailapakul, S. Chuanuwatanakul, W. Wonsawat, Chulalongkorn University, TH
-Generation and Evaliation of Graphene Depends on the Electron Irradiation Applied to the Fullerene
S. Matsukawa, H. Kubota, Kumamoto University, JP
-Characterisation of Graphene in Liquid and Gaseous Environment with Quartz Crystal Microbalance for Applications in Real-Life Energy Storage Devices
R. Mazzocco, B. Robinson, O. Kolosov, Lancaster University, UK
-Tunneling Negative Differential Resistance in Flexible Silicone Graphite Composites
S.D. Littlejohn, A. Nogaret, S. Crampin, University of Bath, UK
-A Novel Electrical Contacting Technology to Graphene
B. Ghosh, C. Dale, R. Dewanto, N. Keegan, J. Hedley, Newcastle University, UK
-Detailed studies of graphene grown on C-face SiC
C. Virojanadara, Linkoeping University, SE
-Direct nanoscale imaging of ballistic and diffusive thermal transport in graphene nanostructures
O.V. Kolosov, M.E. Pumarol, P. Tovee, M.C. Rosamond, M.C. Petty, D.A. Zeze, V. Falko, Lancaster University, UK
-Near-field scanning microwave microscopy of electrical and magnetic properties of graphene and graphite
V.V. Talanov, C. Del Barga, L. Wickey, M. Ovezmyradov, E.A. Shaner, A.V. Gin, N.G. Kalugin, New Mexico Tech, US
-Energy Spectrum of a Symmetric Graphene Double-Quantum-Dot System in a Normal Magnetic Field
N.J. Morgenstern Horing, S.Y. Liu, S. Silverman, Raytheon Company, US
-Theory of Two-Dimensional Electron Systems Under Strong Magnetic Field at Low Temperatures
K. Yamada, T. Uchida, M. Fujita, T. Toyoda, Tokai University, JP
-A Model of Folding and Tearing in Free-Standing Graphene
M.J.B. Moura, M. Marder, University of Texas at Austin, US

Wednesday June 20

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8:30Carbon Nano Structures & Devices: KeynotesGrand Ballroom F
Session chair: Wolfgang S. Bacsa, University of Toulouse, France
8:30Carbon Nanotube Networks and Graphene for Electronic Devices
Z. Bao, Stanford University, US (bio)
9:00Solid-state electronics and single-molecule biophysics
K. Shepard, Columbia University, US
9:30Nanoscale Carbon Based Electronic Junction Control Devices
A. Rinzler, University of Florida, US (bio)
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11:00Graphene: CNT: Applications of Graphene Based MaterialsGrand Ballroom F
Session chair: Wolfgang S. Bacsa, University of Toulouse, France
11:00Hierarchical Graphene Macroassemblies
M.A. Worsley, M.D. Merrill, M.E. Suss, A. Wittstock, M. Stadermann, J.H. Satcher, J. Biener, T.F. Baumann, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, US
11:20Graphene-based Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) for Direct Methanol Fuel Cell (DMFC)
A. Paneri, G. Ehlert, H. Sodano, S. Moghaddam, University of Florida, US
11:40Engineered Piezoelectricity in Graphene
M.T. Ong, E.J. Reed, Stanford University, US
12:00Dispersion of chemically-modified graphene and its applications
J.T. Han, S.H. Kim, J.S. Kim, S.Y. Jeong, H.J. Jeong, G-W Lee, Korea Electrotechnology Research Institute, KR
12:20Vor-x™ graphene: A multi-functional material with real-world product adoption
J. Lettow, Vorbeck Materials Corp, US
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11:00Clean and Nano Innovation to CommercializationRoom 201
Session chair: Lynn Foster, BPT Pharma, US
11:00Who owns the smart grid patents?
J. Hurtado-Albir, G. Ceccarini, V. Veefkind, European Patent Office, DE
11:20Assessing Innovation in Renewable Energy Technologies Through Patent Analytics
L. Vemula, B. Uppala, A.K. Kacham, U. Turaga, Scitech Patent Art Services Inc., US
11:40From IP to Company Formation: Commercializing Innovation
S. Adams, R. Garsson, Greenberge Traurig, US
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12:30Networking Lunch - ExpoExhibit Hall AB
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1:00NNI - Director’s Networking Session, National Nanotechnology Coordination OfficeExhibit Hall A
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1:30Exhibit and Poster Session IIExhibit Hall AB
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2:30TechConnect IP Partnering: Material Energy InnovationsRoom 201
Session chair: Purnesh Seegopaul, Pangaea Ventures, Reviewers: Karl Froelich, Prieto Battery, Eric Hanson, Aculon, US
2:30Graphene as Intermediate Layer in Tandem Solar Cell
T. Chong, National University of Singapore, SG
2:40Hollow Nanoparticles as Active and Durable Catalysts
K. Elcess, Brookhaven National Laboratory, US
2:50Catalysis of Biogas Production
B. Kogon, ICN - Institut Catala De Nanotecnologia, ES
3:00Regenerable Sorbent Technique for Capturing CO2 Using Immobilized Amine Sorbents
G. Darakos, URS Corporation at the National Energy Technology Laboratory, US
3:10Catalyst for hydrocarbon steam reforming and efficient hydrogen production for solid oxide fuel cells
R. Singh, Innovate Calgary, CA
3:20Energy Harvesting System with Piezoelectric Polymer
T. Nakajima, Tokyo University of Science, JP
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3:00Carbon Nanotechnology - From Chemistry to Commercialization. Why relationships are more important than technologyGrand Ballroom F
Session chair: Kellee Johnson, Zyvex, US
-K. Epstein, NewCap Partners, US
-B.M. Segal, Lockheed Martin, US
-M. Tomczyk, The Wharton School, US
-E. Brown, APV Nano Fusing LLC, US
-M. Nemeth, Zyvex Technologies, US
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5:30TechConnect Innovation Showcase ReceptionExpo Hall CD
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6:00CTSI Utility Technology Challenge Awards and ReceptionExpo Theater 1
Session chair: Patti Glaza, Arsenal Venture Partners, US

Thursday June 21

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10:00National Nanotechnology Initiative Triennial ReviewGreat America 1
Session chair: Erik Svedberg, National Materials and Manufacturing, National Academies, US
10:00NNI Town Hall Meeting
E. Svedberg, National Nanotechnology Initiative, US
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12:30National Innovation Showcase - Networking Lunch (available for purchase)Expo Hall CD
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4:00TechConnect National Innovation Showcase, Reception & Poster Session IIIExpo Hall CD

Special Symposium

Graphene has received world-wide attention as a result of the 2010 Nobel Prize for physics and due to its exceptional thermal, electrical, optical, barrier and mechanical properties. This special symposium will bring industry and academic leaders together as we go beyond the fundamental research to explore innovations in synthesis and production and to understand the business and regulatory issues affecting the commercialization of graphene. These factors will impact the remarkable potential for this material in many applications including energy applications, composites, thermal management and coatings.

This special symposium will be organized in conjunction with the Nanotech 2012 Carbon Nanostructures and Devices symposium.

Topics & Application Areas

  • Innovations in synthesis & production
  • Applications of graphene based materials
  • Other

Journal Submissions

Experimental Nanoscience

Journal of Experimental Nanoscience

Selected Nanotech Proceedings papers will be reviewed and invited into a Special Issue of the Journal of Experimental Nanoscience. The journal provides a showcase for advances in the experimental sciences underlying nanotechnology and nanomaterials.

For consideration into this Special Issue of the Journal of Experimental Nanoscience, please select the “Submit to Journal of Experimental Nanoscience” button during the on-line submission procedure.


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