NNI Nanotechnology Signature Initiatives

Session Co-Chairs

Lisa E. FriedersdorfLisa E. Friedersdorf
Program Manager, Nanotechnology Signature Initiative
National Nanotechnology Coordination Office

Special Session

The federal agencies participating in the National Nanotechnology Initiative have identified focused areas of national importance that may be more rapidly advanced through enhanced coordination and collaboration of agency research and development efforts. These Nanotechnology Signature Initiatives (NSIs) provide a spotlight on critical areas and define the shared vision of the participating agencies for accelerating the advancement of nanoscale science and technology to address needs and exploit opportunities from research through commercialization.

The five current NSIs are:

These special sessions will provide an overview of the NNI Nanotechnology Signature Initiatives and perspectives from major funding agencies. It will provide an introduction to the rich program of applications focused research which will be presented in each of the NSI areas at Nanotech 2013..

Key Organizers and Speakers Include:

Symposium Co-Chairs

George MaracasGeorge Maracas
Program Director
National Science Foundation
Paul KladitisPaul Kladitis
Program Manager
National Reconnaissance Office
Michael MeadorMichael Meador
Nanotechnology Project Manager
Luigi ColomboLuigi Colombo
Fellow, External Research Development Group
Texas Instruments Incorporated
Bob DoeringIndustry-Government-University Partnerships on Research towards Nanoelectronics
Bob Doering
Senior Fellow and Research Manager, Texas Instruments
Leonard Franklin RegisterLeonard Franklin Register
Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Texas at Austin
Dorothy F. FarrellDorothy F. Farrell
Nanotechnology Development Projects Manager
NCI Alliance for Nanotechnology in Cancer
Mark D. HooverA Life-Cycle Approach to Relevant and Reliable Development of Nanotechnology for Sensors and Sensors for Nanotechnology
Mark D. Hoover
Senior Research Scientist, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
Carlos GonzalezCarlos Gonzalez
Chief, Chemical Sciences Division
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Kris A. BertnessKris A. Bertness
Project Leader, Semiconductor Metrology for Energy Conversion
National Institute of Standards and Technology
James Alexander LiddleSustainable Nanomanufacturing – Creating the Industries of the Future
James Alexander Liddle
Leader, Nanofabrication Research Group, National Institute of Standards and Technology
World NiehInternational Standards Development in Renewable Cellulose Nanomaterials
World Nieh
Forest Products National Program Lead, R&D Deputy Area, U.S. Forest Service
Gernot S. PomrenkeGernot S. Pomrenke
Program Manager
Air Force Office of Scientific Research
Curt A. RichterNano Electronics for 2020 and Beyond – NNI Signature Initiative
Curt A. Richter
Physicist, Semiconductor & Dimensional Metrology Division, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Charles YingCharles Ying
Program Director
National Science Foundation
Hongda ChenHongda Chen
National Program Leader
Daryl W. HessDaryl W. Hess
Program Director, Materials Theory
National Science Foundation (NSF)
James LuoJames Luo
Program Director, Extramural Science Program
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB)

Confirmed Invited Speakers

Marcie R. BlackSilicon Nanowire Solar Cells: Lowering the Cost of Solar Electricity
Marcie R. Black
CTO, Co-founder, Bandgap Engineering
Thomas E. MalloukNanostructures for Improving the Spectral Response of Photovoltaic Cells
Thomas E. Mallouk
Professor of Materials Chemistry and Physics Director, Center for Solar Nanomaterials, The Pennsylvania State University
Douglas J. GardnerChallenges and Opportunities in the Scale-up of Cellulose Nanofibril Production
Douglas J. Gardner
Professor, Forest Operations, Bioproducts & Bioenergy, University of Maine
Edward M. SilvermanPioneering Nanostructures into Applications by Optimizing Structure-Property-Processing Relationships
Edward M. Silverman
Manager, Advanced NanoMaterials Laboratory, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems
John DorrEnvironmentally Benign Nano-manufacturing
John Dorr
Vice President, Business Development, Nanocomp Technologies, Inc.
Theresa MayerAdding New Capabilities to Silicon CMOS Integrated Circuits via Deterministic Programmed Assembly
Theresa Mayer
Professor of Electrical Engineering and Technical Director, Nanofabrication Facility, The Pennsylvania State University
Alan SeabaughBeyond CMOS Transistors
Alan Seabaugh
Professor of Electrical Engineering Director, SRC-NRI Midwest Institute for Nanoelectronics Discovery (MIND), University of Notre Dame
Altaf (Tof) CarimAltaf (Tof) Carim
Assistant Director for Nanotechnology
Office of Science and Technology Policy, Executive Office of the President
T. Mitch WallisNanoscale electromagnetic characterization of semiconductors and photovoltaics with scanning microwave microscopy
T. Mitch Wallis
Physicist, Electromagnetics Division, National Institute of Standards and Technology
James WatkinsRoll-to-Roll Fabrication of Nanostructured Materials and Devices
James Watkins
Director, Center for Hierarchical Manufacturing, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Lance CriscuoloCommercialization Challenges for Nanotechnology: A small company perspective
Lance Criscuolo
President, Zyvex Technologies
Michael HochbergSilicon Photonics: Enabling Optoelectronic Systems-on-a-chip
Michael Hochberg
Associate Professor, University of Delaware
Philip KimToward Quantum Electronics based on 2-Dimensional Materials and Beyond
Philip Kim
Professor, Physics Department, Columbia University

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