TechConnect World 2017
National SBIR/STTR Conference National Innovation Summit & Showcase Nanotech 2017

Accelerating the Commercialization of

Global Innovation

Key Speakers Include:

Samuel Achilefu

Samuel Achilefu

Director, Optical Radiology Laboratory, Michel M. Ter-Pogossian Endowed Chair in Radiology, Washington University School of Medicine

Harald Ade

Harald Ade

Professor, Physics Department, North Carolina State University

Leandre Adifon

Leandre Adifon

Vice President, Enterprise Systems Engineering & Advanced Technology, Ingersoll Rand

Alex Adronov

Alex Adronov

Professor, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, McMaster University, Canada

Becky Aistrup

Becky Aistrup

Principal Consultant, BBC Entrepreneurial Training & Consulting

Tracy L. Albers

Tracy L. Albers

President and CTO, Rapid Prototype and Manufacturing, LLC.

Daniel L. Alge

Daniel L. Alge

Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Texas A&M University

Evangelyn C. Alocilja

Evangelyn C. Alocilja

Professor and Program Director, Michigan State University

Jay Amarasekera

Jay Amarasekera

Regional Technology Manager, SABIC

Mansoor M. Amiji

Mansoor M. Amiji

Distinguished Professor & Chair, Dept. of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Co-Director, Nanomedicine Education & Research Consortium, Northeastern University

Thomas Anchordoquy

Thomas Anchordoquy

Professor, Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Colorado School of Pharmacy

Wolfgang S. Bacsa

Wolfgang S. Bacsa

Professor, University of Toulouse, France

Daniel J. Barta

Daniel J. Barta

Project Manager, Next Generation Life Support, NASA Johnson Space Center

Scott Barton

Scott Barton

Director of Sales NA, SAXSLAB, USA

Carl Bauer

Carl Bauer

Senior Fellow, Artis International, Board Member, University of Wyoming School of Energy Resources

Andy Behr

Andy Behr

Product and Business Development Manager, Panasonic Electronic Materials Division

Heather Benko

Heather Benko

Senior Manager of Nanotechnology Standardization Activities, American National Standards Institute

Sarah Bergbreiter

Sarah Bergbreiter

Director, Maryland Robotics Center

Richard Berry

Richard Berry

VP and CTO, CelluForce

Anne Berthereau

Anne Berthereau

VP Emerging Technologies, Owens Corning

Jean Berthier

Jean Berthier

Scientist, CEA-LETI-Minatec, France

Massimo F Bertino

Massimo F Bertino

Professor of Physics and Associate, Director of the Nanocharacterization Core Facility, Virginia Commonwealth University

Kaustubh D. Bhalerao

Kaustubh D. Bhalerao

Associate Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Harish Bhaskaran

Harish Bhaskaran

Professor, Oxford University Co-Founder/Chief Scientific Officer,, Bodle Technologies Limited, United Kingdom

Dibakar Bhattacharyya

Dibakar Bhattacharyya

Professor, University of Kentucky

Andrea Bianco

Andrea Bianco

Energy Storage - Batteries, E.ON Climate & Renewables North America

Michelle Bradbury

Michelle Bradbury

Director, Center of Translation for Nanomedicine & Intraoperative Imaging Program, Cornell University

Vincent F. Bralts

Vincent F. Bralts

Professor Of Agricultural & Biological Engineering, Purdue University

Oliver Brand

Oliver Brand

Executive Director, Institute for Electronics and Nanotechnology, Georgia Institute of Technology

Sara Brenner

Sara Brenner

Associate Professor of Nanobioscience, SUNY Poly

Elizabeth Burton

Elizabeth Burton

WESTCARB Technical Director, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Linyou Cao

Linyou Cao

Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, North Carolina State University

Qing Cao

Qing Cao

Research Scientist: Materials Science/Nanotechnology, IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center

Robert Carpick

Robert Carpick

Chair, Mechanical Engineering & Applied Mechanics, The University of Pennsylvania

Fiona Case

Fiona Case

Technical Program Chair, TechConnect; Nano Science and Technology Institute

Robert Celotta

Robert Celotta

Director, NIST Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology

Bruno Chaudret

Bruno Chaudret

Director of Research, CNRS, Professor, Toulouse University, France

Hongda Chen

Hongda Chen

National Program Leader, U.S. Department of Agriculture

Ray Chen

Ray Chen

Professor, University of Texas at Austin, Founder & CTO, Omega Optics Inc.

Frank Cheng

Frank Cheng

Professor of Materials Engineering, University of Calgary, Canada

Chang-Hwan Choi

Chang-Hwan Choi

Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Stevens Institute of Technology

Aram Chung

Aram Chung

Assistant Professor of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Nuclear Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

Baratunde A. Cola

Baratunde A. Cola

CEO, Carbice Nanotechnologies, Inc

Schuyler Corry

Schuyler Corry

Staff Scientist, Thermo Fisher Scientific

Ronald A. Coutu

Ronald A. Coutu

Professor and V. Clayton Lafferty Endowed Chair, Marquette University Adjunct Professor, Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base

Taraka Dale

Taraka Dale

Staff Scientist, Los Alamos National Laboratory

Marc de Mul

Marc de Mul

Innovation Portfolio Manager, BASF

Carl Dekker

Carl Dekker

President, Met-L-Flo Inc.

Emmanuel Delamarche

Emmanuel Delamarche

Manager Precision Diagnostics, IBM Research - Zurich, Switzerland

Philip Demokritou

Philip Demokritou

Director of the Center for Nanotechnology and Nanotoxicology, Harvard School of Public Health

Shanta Dhar

Shanta Dhar

Assistant Director of Technology and Innovation, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, Associate Professor, University of Miami

Thomas Diamond

Thomas Diamond

Vice President of Environmental, Safety, & Health, SUNY Colleges of Nanoscale Science & Engineering

Susan Donaldson

Susan Donaldson

Health & Safety COE Leader, General Electric

Antonios Doufas

Antonios Doufas

Senior Staff Scientist, ExxonMobil Chemical Company

Jean-Luc Dubois

Jean-Luc Dubois

Scientific Director, Catalysis and Processes, Arkema, France

Roger England

Roger England

Director - Materials Science & Technology; Advanced Manufacturing; Intellectual Property, Cummins, Inc.

Rich Erb

Rich Erb

Executive Director, Smart Cities Innovation Summit, TechConnect

Agata Exner

Agata Exner

Professor of Radiology and Biomedical Engineering, Case Western Reserve University

Chuck C.W. Extrand

Chuck C.W. Extrand

Director of Technology Development, Colder Products Company (CPC)

Jeffrey Fagan

Jeffrey Fagan

Project Leader, NIST

Richard B. Fair

Richard B. Fair

Lord-Chandran Professor of Engineering, Duke University

Michael Fancher

Michael Fancher

Director, New York State CATN2, SUNY Poly

Dorothy F. Farrell

Dorothy F. Farrell

Program Director, NIH, National Cancer Institute

Mauro Ferrari

Mauro Ferrari

Chair, President, CEO, Houston Methodist Research Institute

Matthew B. Francis

Matthew B. Francis

T.Z. and Irmgard Chu Distinguished Professor in Chemistry, UC Berkeley

Lisa Friedersdorf

Lisa Friedersdorf

Director, National Nanotechnology Coordination Office

Cy Fujimoto

Cy Fujimoto

Technical Staff, Sandia National Laboratories

Edward Furlani

Edward Furlani

Professor, University at Buffalo (SUNY)

Slade H Gardner

Slade H Gardner

Founder, Big Metal Additive, Inc.

Dariusz Gawin

Dariusz Gawin

Professor of Civil Engineering, Technical University of Lodz, Poland

Chuck Geraci

Chuck Geraci

Associate Director, Nanotechnology, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

Hamid Ghandehari

Hamid Ghandehari

Professor, Director of Utah Center for Nanomedicine, University of Utah

Nathan Gianneschi

Nathan Gianneschi

Associate Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, UCSD

Jim Greenwood

Jim Greenwood

Founder, Greenwood Consulting Group, Inc.

Gokce Gulsoy

Gokce Gulsoy

Senior Scientist, TE Connectivity

Murat Guvendiren

Murat Guvendiren

Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical, Biological and Pharmaceutical Engineering, New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT)

Imre Gyuk

Imre Gyuk

Program Manager, Energy Storage Research, U.S. Department of Energy

Richard W. Hartel

Richard W. Hartel

Professor, Food Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison

William Haseltine

William Haseltine

Principal Scientist, Solvey

Greg Haugstad

Greg Haugstad

Technical Staff Member & Director, Characterization Facility (CharFac), University of Minnesota

Mark Hersam

Mark Hersam

Professor, Director, Northwestern University Materials Research Center

Wayne Hiebert

Wayne Hiebert

Group Leader and Program Coordinator – Nanoenabled Sensors, National Institute for Nanotechnology (NINT), Canada

Christian Hoepfner

Christian Hoepfner

Center Director, Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems

John Howard

John Howard

Director, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

Liangbing Hu

Liangbing Hu

Associate Professor, University of Maryland

Kerstin Hund-Rinke

Kerstin Hund-Rinke

Department Ecotoxicology, Fraunhofer IME, Germany

Graham Hutchings

Graham Hutchings

Director, Cardiff Catalysis Institute, United Kingdom

Sean Ireland

Sean Ireland

Vice President of Business Development, Fiberlean Technologies Ltd

Mikhail E. Itkis

Mikhail E. Itkis

Research Professor, University of California, Riverside

Srinivas Iyer

Srinivas Iyer

Group Leader, Bioscience Division, Los Alamos National Laboratory

Ed Jameson

Ed Jameson

CPA, Managing Partner, Jameson & Company LLC

Kane Jennings

Kane Jennings

Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Vanderbilt University

Kwang Cheol (KC) Jeong

Kwang Cheol (KC) Jeong

Assistant Professor, University of Florida

Charles Bret Jessee

Charles Bret Jessee

Director Product Development, TEI Biosciences Inc.

Jim Johnston

Jim Johnston

Professor, School of Chemical and Physical Sciences, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

Pooran C. Joshi

Pooran C. Joshi

Senior Scientist, Materials Processing and Manufacturing Group, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Larry Judovits

Larry Judovits

Principal Scientist, Arkema, Inc.

Mandakini Kanungo

Mandakini Kanungo

Research and Technology, Xerox Innovation Group

Anupama B Kaul

Anupama B Kaul

AT&T Distinguished Professor, The University of Texas at El Paso

Kenneth Kehrer

Kenneth Kehrer

Director of Global Innovation, Armstrong World Industries

Emma Kendrick

Emma Kendrick

Reader, Electrochemical Energy Materials, University of Warwick, United Kingdom

Jayachandran Kizhakkedathu

Jayachandran Kizhakkedathu

Professor, University of British Columbia (UBC)

Nikhil A. Koratkar

Nikhil A. Koratkar

John A. Clark and Edward T. Crossan Chair Professor, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Jan Kosny

Jan Kosny

Director, Building Enclosures and Materials, Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems CSE, Boston

Manish Kumar

Manish Kumar

Assistant Professor, The Pennsylvania State University

James Kushmerick

James Kushmerick

Deputy Director, Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology (CNST), NIST

Brian LaCroix

Brian LaCroix

CPA & Audit Partner, Jameson & Company

Senentxu Lanceros

Senentxu Lanceros

Ikerbasque Professor, BC Materials, Spain

Gregory Lanza

Gregory Lanza

Professor, Washington University School of Medicine

Kock-Yee Law

Kock-Yee Law

Founder and CEO, Research and Innovative Solutions

Byeongdu Lee

Byeongdu Lee

Physicist, Chemical and Materials Science, Argonne National Laboratory

Martin E. Leser

Martin E. Leser

Expert in Colloid & Interface Science, Nestlé Research Center Lausanne, Switzerland

Laurent Levy

Laurent Levy

President and Chief Executive Officer, Nanobiotix SA

Qilin Li

Qilin Li

Associate Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Rice University

C. Rebecca Locker

C. Rebecca Locker

Research Associate, Corporate Strategic Research, ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Co

Kenneth J. Loh

Kenneth J. Loh

Associate Professor, University of California, San Diego

Ning Ma

Ning Ma

Staff Scientist, ExxonMobil Research and Engineering

Prithwiraj Maitra

Prithwiraj Maitra

Associate Director & Research Fellow, Johnson and Johnson

Michael Makowski

Michael Makowski

Manager of New Technology Initiatives, PPG Industries

Patrick Malenfant

Patrick Malenfant

Senior Research Officer, National Research Council of Canada, Canada

Alejandro G Marangoni

Alejandro G Marangoni

Canada Research Chair Food, Health and Aging, University of Guelph, Canada

Paul Matter

Paul Matter

President/Founder, pH Matter, LLC

Prantik Mazumder

Prantik Mazumder

Senior Research Associate, Corning Incorporated

Ben McCool

Ben McCool

Advanced Research Associate, ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company

Chris Menzel

Chris Menzel

Principal Scientist, Fujifilm Dimatix, Inc.

Meyya Meyyappan

Meyya Meyyappan

Chief Scientist for Exploration Technology at the Center for Nanotechnology, NASA Ames Research Center

David V. Morrissey

David V. Morrissey

Senior Vice President, Platform and Delivery Technology, Intellia Therapeutics, Inc.

Ron Munson

Ron Munson

Global CCS Institute

David Neely

David Neely

Senior Engineering Manager, Boeing

Edward Nelson

Edward Nelson

Nanosurf Inc

Kevin Nelson

Kevin Nelson

Fellow, Bemis Company, Inc

Kim Nelson

Kim Nelson

VP Nanocellulose Technology, American Process Inc.

Zhihong Nie

Zhihong Nie

Assistant Professor, University of Maryland

World L-S Nieh

World L-S Nieh

Forest Products National Program Lead, U.S. Forest Service

Jan-Steffen Niehaus

Jan-Steffen Niehaus

Head of Department Particle Production, CAN Center for Applied Nanotechnology, Hamburg, Germany

Garrett Nilsen

Garrett Nilsen

Technology Manager, SunShot Initiative, US Department of Energy

Alex Norman

Alex Norman

Staff Chemist, ExxonMobil Chemical

Ira Nydick

Ira Nydick

Venture Partner, Panasonic

Kevin O'Brien

Kevin O'Brien

Director, Illinois Sustainable Technology Center

Kwang W. Oh

Kwang W. Oh

Associate Professor, University at Buffalo (SUNY)

Cristiano L. P. Oliveira

Cristiano L. P. Oliveira

Associated Professor, Institute of Physics, University of São Paulo, Brazil

Michele L. Ostraat

Michele L. Ostraat

Research Center Leader - Downstream, Aramco Services Company

Ibrahim Tarik Ozbolat

Ibrahim Tarik Ozbolat

Associate Professor, The Pennsylvania State University

Halime Paksoy

Halime Paksoy

Professor, Cukurova University, Turkey

Pierre Panine

Pierre Panine

Senior Scientist, Xenocs SA, France

Dave Pascoe

Dave Pascoe

Vice President, Engineering and R&D, Magna International Inc.

Vikas Patnaik

Vikas Patnaik

Director, Modeling & Simulation Network of Excellence, & Chief Engineer, Networks of Excellence, Ingersoll Rand

Anil Patri

Anil Patri

Director, NCTR/ORA NanoCore, National Center for Toxicological Research, U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Donald R. Paul

Donald R. Paul

Sr. Chair in Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin

Karsten Pinkwart

Karsten Pinkwart

Professor, University of Applied Sciences Karlsruhe, Deputy Director, Fraunhofer Institute for Chemical Technology, Germany

Bede Pittenger

Bede Pittenger

Applications Scientist, Bruker Corporation

Johan Pluyter

Johan Pluyter

Senior Research Fellow, International Flavors and Fragrances

Martin E. Poitzsch

Martin E. Poitzsch

Team Leader, Reservoir Engineering Technology, Aramco Research Center – Boston

Elena Polyakova

Elena Polyakova

CEO, Graphene 3D Lab, Inc

Radislav A. Potyrailo

Radislav A. Potyrailo

Principal Scientist, GE Global Research, US

Michael Pratt

Michael Pratt

Interim Managing Director, Office of Technology Development, Boston University

Katherine Price Hoelschler

Katherine Price Hoelschler

Team Leader, MISWACO-Schlumberger

Roger Proksch

Roger Proksch

President, Asylum Research, an Oxford Instruments Company

David Rampulla

David Rampulla

Program Director, Division of Discovery Science & Technology, US National Institute for Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB)

James F Ranville

James F Ranville

Professor, Department of Chemistry & Geochemistry, Colorado School of Mines

G. Nagesh Rao

G. Nagesh Rao

Chief Technologist & Entrepreneur in Residence, US Small Business Administration

YuanQiao Rao

YuanQiao Rao

Fellow, The Dow Chemical Company

Steve Ready

Steve Ready

Member of the Research Staff, Palo Alto Research Center (PARC)

Riley Reese

Riley Reese

Cofounder, Arevo

Michael Renn

Michael Renn

CTO and Director of Advanced Applications Lab, Optomec, Inc.

Lee J Richter

Lee J Richter

Physicist, Surface and Microanalysis Science Division, NIST

Jenna Rickus

Jenna Rickus

Professor Of Agricultural & Biological Engineering, Purdue University

Joshua A. Robinson

Joshua A. Robinson

Associate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Pennsylvania State University

Ryan Roeder

Ryan Roeder

Professor, University of Notre Dame

Steve Rosenberg

Steve Rosenberg

Research Fellow, Dow Water & Process Solutions

Robert M. Ryan

Robert M. Ryan

Chief Executive Officer, President, Twining, Inc.

Puja Sapra

Puja Sapra

Senior Director, Oncology Research Unit, Pfizer

Karma Sawyer

Karma Sawyer

Program manager for Emerging Technologies, Building Technologies Office, US Department of Energy

Peter Scheuer

Peter Scheuer

Senior HSE Manager, Honeywell- F&MT

Karin (C.G.P.H.) Schroën

Karin (C.G.P.H.) Schroën

Personal Professor, Food Process Engineering Group, Wageningen University, Netherlands

Brent M Segal

Brent M Segal

Director of Research Science and Chief Technologist, Lockheed Martin

Philippe Serp

Philippe Serp

Professor, Laboratoire de Chimie de Coordination, CNRS, Institute National Polytechnique de Toulouse, France

Rahul Sharma

Rahul Sharma

Research Specialist, The Dow Chemical Company

Nitin Shukla

Nitin Shukla

Senior Technical Staff, Building Enclosures and Materials Group, Fraunhofer CSE, Boston

Ron Siegel

Ron Siegel

Professor of Pharmaceutics and Biomedical Engineering, University of Minnesota

John Sirman

John Sirman

Director - Emerging and External Technologies, Praxair Inc.

Jonathan Spanier

Jonathan Spanier

Professor, Materials Science & Engineering, Drexel University

Vicki Stone

Vicki Stone

Professor of Toxicology, Heriot-Watt University, Scotland, United Kingdom

Anirudha V. Sumant

Anirudha V. Sumant

Materials Scientist, Argonne National Laboratory

Ellen Y. Sun

Ellen Y. Sun

Advanced Materials Group, United Technologies Research Center (UTRC)

Patrick Tabeling

Patrick Tabeling

Director of Research, CNRS, France

Sindy KY Tang

Sindy KY Tang

Assistant Professor, Stanford University

Brian Thompson

Brian Thompson

Technology Project Manager, Additive Manufacturing Technology Center, GKN Aerospace

Sally Tinkle

Sally Tinkle

Senior Strategy and Policy Advisor, IDA/Science and Technology Policy Institute

Loucas Tsakalakos

Loucas Tsakalakos

Manager - Photonics Laboratory, GE Global Research

Mark Tuominen

Mark Tuominen

Professor of Physics, UMass Amherst, Director, National Nanomanufacturing Network

Thomas E. Twardowski

Thomas E. Twardowski

Analytical Services Manager, Integra Life Sciences Corporation

Scott Twary

Scott Twary

Research Scientist and Team Leader, Biome and Bioenergy Group, Los Alamos National Laboratory

Cathy Tway

Cathy Tway

R&D Director, Inorganic Materials and Heterogeneous Catalysis, The Dow Chemical Company, Midland, MI, USA

Krassimir Velikov

Krassimir Velikov

Program Director at NanoNextNL, Science Leader at Unilever, Netherlands

Elisabeth (Sabeth) Verpoorte

Elisabeth (Sabeth) Verpoorte

Professor, University of Groningen, Netherlands

Nathalie Virag

Nathalie Virag

Senior Principal Scientist, Corporate Science, Technology and Clinical Affairs, Medtronic, Switzerland

Armin Völkel

Armin Völkel

Senior Scientist & Principal Investigator, Palo Alto Research Center (PARC)

Ryan Wagner

Ryan Wagner

Mechanical Engineer, National Institute of Standards and Technology

Canhui Wang

Canhui Wang

Postdoctoral Researcher, CNST/UMD, National Institute of Standards and Technology

Conghua (CH) Wang

Conghua (CH) Wang

Vice President & CTO, Treadstone Technologies, Inc.

Jeff Tza-Huei Wang

Jeff Tza-Huei Wang

Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center, Institute for NanoBioTechnology, Johns Hopkins University

Adria Wilson

Adria Wilson

Technology Manager, U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)

William (Cy) Wilson

William (Cy) Wilson

Electronics Engineer, NASA Langley Research Center

Wendel Wohlleben

Wendel Wohlleben

Senior Scientist, BASF SE, Germany

Song Xu

Song Xu

Sr. Application Scientist, Keysight Technologies

Dalia Yablon

Dalia Yablon

Founder, SurfaceChar LLC

James Zahler

James Zahler

Solar Generation and Data Communications Technologies, ARPA-E, US Department of Energy

Xing Zhou

Xing Zhou

Professor, Nanyang Technological University

Gregory R. Ziegler

Gregory R. Ziegler

Professor of Food Science, Penn State University, Co Founder, Persea Naturals LLC

Steven Zullo

Steven Zullo

Program Officer, Extramural Science Program, OPESP, NIBIB/NIH


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