TechConnect World 2019

TechConnect World 2019 Program - Monday June 17

8:15TechConnect World Innovation Conference - Keynotes
TechConnect, Nanotech and AI Innovation - Welcome
Tools for Accelerated Medical Innovation
J. Karp, Brigham & Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, US
Nanotechnology Innovation Keynote Panel - 15th Anniversary of the National Nanotechnology Initiative
Inspiration to Innovation I2I Keynote Panel - Commercialization of R&D
8:30SBIR/STTR All Day Workshop (additional registration required)
9:20SBIR Agency Rapid Sessions
10:00SBIR One-on-One Meetings
10:00Coffee Break
10:30Advanced Materials for Engineering Applications
Determination of natural ageing effect on microstructural evolution and FCPR of TIG welded AA2219˗T87
M. Ijaz, S. Badshah, H. Elahi, M. Ullah, F. Qayyum, TU Bergakademie Freiberg, DE
Development of measurement techniques for the estimation of the stress state by means of micro indentation and digital image correlation (DIC)
D. Park, M. Kim, L. Quagliato, N. Kim, C. Lee, Sogang University, KR
Microstructure, hyperfine and magnetic properties of nanostructured (Ni75Fe25)100-xSix alloy elaborated by mechanical alloying
A. Kaibi, A. Guittoum, M. Hemmous, D. Martínez-Blanco, P. Gorria, J.A. Blanco, University of Larby tbessi & University of sciences and technology houarii boumediene, DZ
Controlling Graphitization in Carbon-Carbon Composites
M. Singh, R.L. Vander Wal, Penn State University, US
Synthesizing a nanocomposite tungsten carbide-cobalt metal oxide
A. Alhazza, Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research, KW
High Performance Functional Nanocomposite Materials
J. Chen, ABM Nano LLC, US
10:30Biomaterials Design In Silco
Unleashing the power of quantum mechanics in chemistry, biology and materials: first results and future developments
P.E.M. Lopes,, US
Peptide Self-Assembly into Nanostructures for Neuronal Proliferation
P. Macha, V. Soni, M. Mayes, M.C. Vasudev, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, US
Towards Application of Molecular Solvation Theory in Biochemical and Biomolecular Systems
A. Kovalenko, University of Alberta, CA
Catalytic mechanism of biomaterials in cartilage: a bottom-up computational investigation of the aggrecan cleavage site
D. Li, S-W Chang, National Taiwan University, TW
10:30Carbon Nanostructure Electronics & Devices
Epigraphene: a realistic platform for graphene based nanoelectronics
W. de Heer, Georgia Institute of Technology, US
Gap States Controlled Transmission Through 1D Metal-Nanotube Junction
U.N. Nandi, Scottish Church College, IN
Improvement of the exciton dissociation efficiency in hybrid polymer nanocomposite based OPV devices by the incorporation of carbon nanomaterials
B. Aïssa, A. Ali, MPB Technologies Inc., CA
Annealing (above 2000 °C) and doping treatments of carbon nanotube yarn for high electrical conductivity
Y. Dini, J. Faure-Vincent, J. Dijon, CEA (Commissariat à l'énergie atomique et au énergies alternatives), FR
UV Photo-response characterization of GO/Si based device
C. Bonavolontà, C. Aramo, C. Granata, A. Vettoliere, B. Ruggiero, P. Silvestrini, P. Ferraro, M. Ambrosio, M. Valentino, INFN, Sezione di Napoli, IT
10:30Frontiers in Coating Materials
Rediscovering Silicones: Trialkylsilylsilicate (MQ) and Trialkylsilylsilsesquioxane (MT) Copolymers
P. Bian, D.H. Flagg, T.J. McCarthy, University of Massachusetts, US
CO2 as a Trigger for Controlling the Properties of Surfaces and Coatings
P.G. Jessop, M. Cunningham, Queen's University, CA
Large-scale Formation of (Super)hydrophilic Surfaces Using Polymer Blushes
T. Sato, R. Hönes, C. Urata, A. Hozumi, AIST, JP
Isocyanate-Free, Organosilane Polymers for High-Performance Single-Component Topcoats
E. Iezzi, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, US
Silicone Nanofilaments and the DAGS Chemistry: Tailormade Nanostructures, Surfaces, and Nanomaterials
S. Seeger, A. De Crema, G. Artus, S. Olveira, University of Zurich, CH
Bioinspired wettability surfaces: Development in micro- and nanostructures
Y. Zheng, Beihang University, CN
10:30Engineered Nanomaterials EHS
Science-based Regulatory Risk Assessment Framework for Assessing Manufactured Nanomaterials in Commerce in Canada
Y. Zhang, MC. Sauve, D. Vladisavljevic, K. Nguyen, M. Zein Aghaij, C. Lemieux, Health Canada, CA
Environmental risk assessment of engineered nanomaterials considering material-specific properties – implications on grouping and read across concepts
H. Wigger, B. Nowack, Empa - Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, CH
A Framework and Pilot Tool for the Risk-based Prioritization and Grouping of Consumer Products that Contain Chemicals and Emerging Materials
I. Linkov, T. Rycroft, B. Trump, A. Ganin, US Army Engineer Research and Development Center Environmental Lab (ERDC-EL), US
Lingering Governance Challenges for Engineered Nanomaterials
B. Trump, I. Linkov, US Army Corps of Engineers, US
Embedding Ethical Impact Assessment in Nanosafety Decision Support
I. Malsch, P. Isigonis, M. Dusinska, Malsch TechnoValuation, NL
10:30Characterization of Food Materials
Nanoscale Characterization Tools and Method Development for New Products and In-Process Monitoring
A. Norman, Ingredion Inc, US
Characterization of Nanoparticles in Commercial Food Additives
S. Khan, U.S. Food & Drug Administration, US
A SERS-active fiber containing needle for one-step multiphase sample preparation and minimum invasive detection
L. He, University of Massachusetts Amherst, US
Biomimetic Label-Free Sorting and Analysis of Cells Using Weak Molecular Interactions in Microfluidic Devices
M. Austero Kiechel, Ingredion Inc., US
Electrochemical Microbial Sensor - Rapid, Precise and Portable Pathogenic Detection
G. Botte, Center for Electrochemical Engineering Research - Ohio University, US
10:30Inkjet Design, Materials & Fabrication
Inkjet based 3D printing revolutionizing photonics
J. Saarinen, University of Eastern Finland, FI
Printing Processes for Embedding Electronics on Textiles
H. Shahariar, Funxion, US
Recent advances in the field of inkjet process modeling
I. Karampelas, University at Buffalo SUNY, US
Exploring Strategies to Effectively Fabricate Conductors within 3D Printed Plastic Components
B. Noone, The Ohio State University, US
Effect of The Meniscus Pinning on the Dual-Channel Electrohydrodynamic (EHD) Jet Printing
Z. Li, D.R. Chen, H. Zhao, Virginia Commonwealth University, US
10:30MEMS & NEMS Devices, Modeling & Applications I
CMOS-MEMS Devices for Communication Systems and Nano Instrumentations
R. Mansour, University of Waterloo, CA
Navigation Grade Chip-Scale Low CSWAP 6 DoF MEMS IMU for Navigation, AR/VR, and Automotive LIDAR
L. Ross, R.M. Boysel, MEI Micro, Inc., US
Freestanding Nanocomposite Membranes as Highly Sensitive MEMS Pressure/Force Sensors
H. Schlicke, S. Kunze, M. Rebber, T. Vossmeyer, Fraunhofer Center for Applied Nanotechnology, DE
Challenges for developing new MEMS and NEMS sensors
A. Rouzaud, J.P. Polizzi, CEA Léti, FR
A Piezoresistive MEMS Memory Device Using a Buckled Beam
J. Yang, P.D. Shuvra, S. McNamara, B. Alphenaar, K. Walsh, University of Texas at Austin, US
10:30Energy Storage Keynotes
Energy Storage, Current Implementation and Future Innovation
I. Gyuk, U.S. Department of Energy, US
The effect of CO2 on Si cycling and its consequences on cell design in Li-ion cells
V. Chevrier, 3M, US
Getting from Here to There: Energy Storage to Enable Carbon-Free Electricity at Scale
Y-M. Chiang, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, US
Energy Storage Materials: Approaches Based on Sustainability
E. Takeuchi, K.J. Takeuchi, A.C. Marschilok, Stony Brook University, US
The role of storage in replenishing energy supply on a human time scale: potential and challenges
V. De Angelis, Urban Electric Power, US
10:30ISO 14034 Environmental Technology Verification (Presented by VerifiGlobal and Southern Research)
Background - ISO 14034 Environmental Technology Verification
T. Hansen, Southern Research, Verify Global, US
Background - ISO 14034 Environmental Technology Verification
T. Bruun, VerifiGlobal, DK
Introduction to ISO 14034 and its Benefits
T. Hansen, Southern Research, US
ISO 14034 Process Requirements
T. Bruun, VerifiGlobal, DK
Advanced Septic System Nitrogen Sensor Challenge
M. Theroux, US EPA, US
Advanced Septic System Nitrogen Sensor Challenge
G. DeRuzzo, Battelle, US
Performance Verification of Stormwater Technologies
G. Williams, Good Harbour Laboratories, US
Performance Verification of Stormwater Technologies
D. Scott, Hydro International, US
10:30Frontiers in Insulation
A Novel Isocyanate-Free Foam Technology
Z. Weinert, Sartomer BU, Arkema Inc., US
High-performance PIR Nanofoam Insulation for Buildings
N. Shukla, Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems, US
Vacuum insulation panels: new technologies, market, and production capabilities
Z. Chen, Nanjing University of Aeronautics & Astronautics, CN
Self-healing barrier films for VIPs
K. Biswas, T. Saito, P. Cao, N. Ghezawi, K. Grady, D. Wood, R. Ruther, D. Gilmer, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, US
10:30Nanomedicine Keynotes
SGT-53, a tumor-targeting nanomedicine, converts glioblastomas that are unresponsive to immune checkpoint inhibition to responders
E.H. Chang, Georgetown University Medical Center, US
Dual targeted drug delivery intercedes proliferation and migration of breast cancer
D. Auguste, Northeastern University, US
Nanostructured Materials for Improving the Cellular Interface.
H. Liu, University of California, Riverside, US
Smart micro/nano engineered implant surfaces – A platform for osteogenesis
G. Manivasagam, VIT, IN
Atomic Layer Deposition for Life Science Applications
G. Sundaram, Veeco Compound Semiconductor, US
10:30AI for Advanced Manufacturing
AI at Scale: Real World Industrial Applications
C. Lefebvre, nDimensional, US
Science-Guided AI for Development of New Biofuels and Bioenergy Production Technologies
M. Urgun-Demirtas, Y. Lin, P. Laible, Argonne National Laboratory, US
Rapid Artificially Intelligent Design
S. Guerin, Z. Rogers, Additive Rocket Corporation, US
Robot Axis Control Using a Differential Learning Algorithm
B. Abegaz, Loyola University of Chicago, US
Tension prediction using web moving speed and natural vibration frequency
X. Du, J. Yan, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, US
10:30Advanced Materials Innovation Spotlights: AGC, Magna
Session chair: Saeed Bagheri, University of Waterloo, CA
AGC Innovation Spotlight
Y. Kaide, AGC, US
Magna Innovation Spotlight
G. Benninger, Magna, US
Self-Driving Laboratories for Accelerating Materials Discovery
C. Berlinguette, University of British Columbia, CA
Photochromic Film a.k.a. Chameleon film(tentative name), auto-tinting films
M-S. Kim, Korea Institute of Energy Research(KIER), KR
CompPair Technologies (
A. Cohades, EPFL-LPAC, CH
Corrosion inhibition technology for mild steel
A. Bartholomeusz, Monash University, AU
Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) Aerogels
G. Wee, National University of Singapore, SG
Surface coating for reduction of aerodynamic noise and vibrations
C. Smith, Texas Tech University, US
Super-elastic graphene foams with extraordinary physical properties
S. Tan, The University of Melbourne, AU
Y. Kaide, AGC, US
G. Benninger, Magna, US
M. Ryde, Spirit Ventures, US
Rhapsody Ventures, US
10:30Aerospace/Defense/Electronics Innovation Spotlights: Boeing, UTC
Session chair: ML Mackey, Beacon Interactive Systems, US
Boeing Innovation Spotlight
Boeing, US
UTC Innovation Spotlight
Four-dimensional hyperspectral/hypertemporal imager for AI-controlled robotic manipulation of objects in manufacturing process
P. Vujkovic-Cvijin, Spectral Sciences, US
Antenna-less RFID Tag
A Harrison, Georgia Tech Research Corporation, US
Aligned Nanotube Technology (ANT)
G. Keenan, University of Wisconsin- Madison / Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, US
Erosion-resistant ultra-thin anti-fouling coating for finned heat exchangers
A. Paxson, DropWise Technologies Corp., US
Makai Thin-Foil Heat Exchanger (TFHX) Technology
I. Hillhouse, Makai Ocean Engineering, US
P. Staszak, Boeing, US
T. Wagner, UTC, US
M. Mackey, Beacon Interactive Systems, US
A. Carroll, Raytheon, US
12:00Lunch (available for purchase in Expo Hall)
1:20SBIR/STTR All Day Workshop (additional registration required)
1:20SBIR Agency Rapid Sessions
1:20SBIR One-on-One Meetings
1:30Implants & Scaffolds
Implantable Nanosensors: Goodbye Hospitals and Hello Better Healthcare
T. Webster, Northeastern University, US
Bioinspired RGD-Engineered Bacteriophage Nanofibers Provide a Vascular Niche with Anti-Oxidant Functions
S.Y. Yoo, Pusan National University, KR
Biomimetic Hybrid Scaffold for Bone Regeneration
P. Vashisth, J.R. Bellare, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, IN
Nanoengineered Cardiac Patches for Functional Heart Repair
E. Alarcon, K. Hosoyama, C.D. McTiernan, M. Ruel, W. Liang, D. Davis, E. Suuronen, University of Ottawa Heart Institute and University of Ottawa, CA
Accelerated Neutral Atom Beam processing of medical devices enhances tissue integration while reducing bacterial attachment
J. Khoury, B. Phok, S. Kirkpatrick, M. Walsh, D. Shashkov, Exogenesis Corp, US
Synthesis and surface modification of bioceramic composites
N. Kalkura, Anna University, IN
Cell-substrate interactions: A simple 3D morphological model vs Experimental Observations on bioceramic coatings
R.M. do Nascimento, Va.R. de Carvalho, N.C. Cruz, A.C. Hernandes, L. Siad, C. Eyssartier, U. Sarig, J.-F. Ganghoffer, R. RAhouadj, University of São Paulo, BR
1:30Carbon Capture & Utilization
Faradaic Electro-Swing Reactive Adsorption for Carbon Capture
S. Voskian, T.A. Hatton, MIT, US
An Overview of DOE’s Office of Fossil Energy Carbon Capture Program and Carbon Use and Reuse Program Activities
B. Anderson, U.S. Department of Energy, US
Carbontech Labs: Accelerating the trillion-dollar carbon-waste-to-value climate innovation opportunity
M. Lucas, Carbon180, US
Progress Towards Large Capture Pilots in Illinois
K. O’Brien, Illinois Sustainable Technology Center (ISTC), US
Understanding the Contribution of Upstream CO2 Sources to the Total Life Cycle Impacts of Algae Biofuels
A.K. Pegallapati, M. Krynock, M. Mutchek, G. Cooney, T. Skone, E. Dale, E. Shuster, Contractor to the National Energy Technology Laboratory, US
Integrated Process of CO2 Capture and Conversion to Alkyl Carbonates
C.B. Panchal, R. Doctor, E3Tec Service, LLC, US
Pilot Scale Demonstration of Carbon Utilization Technologies for the NRG COSIA Carbon XPrize
T. Hansen, K. McCabe, W. Chatterton, M. Leitch, Southern Research, US
1:30Carbon Nanostructure Materials & Applications
Carbon nanotubes-Polymer based Flexible Piezoresistive Strain Sensor for Wearable Device Applications
S. Vetrivel, K. Balasubramanian, R. Sundara, Indian Institute of Tehcnology Madras, IN
Controlling growth end-point of horizontally suspended multi-walled carbon nanotubes to achieve end-on contacts for in-situ fabrication of solar devices
J. Iyer, P. Comita, D. Cooke, M. Cheponis, M. McAuliffe, L.H. Cooke, NovaSolix, US
Characterization of thermos-physical properties of a carbon nanotube wire
A. Mariet, J.P. Monchau, V. Feuillet, L. Ibos, M. Kremer, THEMACS Ingénierie, FR
Laser-Carbon Interactions
R.L. Vander Wal, J. Abrahamson, Penn State University, US
C. Rojas, N. Santacruz, V. Dorvilien, F. Mendoza, S. Michea, G. Morell, B.R. Weiner, University of Puerto Rico, US
1:30Surface Design & Fabrication
Advances in Mobile Phone Technology to Measure Surface Tension and Contact Angle
A. Amirfazli, York University, CA
Roll-to-Roll Hot Embossing of Micro/Nanostructures: A Scalable Manufacturing Approach for Liquid Repellant Surfaces
N.K. Shivaprakash, J. Zhang, J.A. Ratto, C. Barry, J. Mead, University of Massachusetts Lowell, US
Generic Processing of Homogeneous Nanoparticle-containing Coatings on Large Surfaces
O. Sublemontier, Y. Rousseau, CEA - Paris-Saclay University, FR
Novel post treatment of nano-particle reinforced metallic coatings
S.L. Tay, C. Goode, Cirrus Materials Science, NZ
Accelerated Neutral Atom Beam (ANAB) Technology for Nanoscale Surface Processing
S. Kirkpatrick, M. Walsh, J. Khoury, D. Shashkov, Exogenesis Corporation, US
UV-Nanoimprint Lithography for novel surface modification of polymers
T. Kolbusch, Coatema Coating Machinery GmbH, DE
1:30Raman Spectroscopy as a Rapid Clinical Diagnostic Tool
Biomimetic Photonic Crystal based SERS substrates for Biomolecule Detection
P. Macha, M.C. Vasudev, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, US
Single molecule surface-enhanced Raman (SERS) using liposome-gold conjugates
W. Lum, L. Sagle, University of Cincinnati, US
Bioorthogonal Stimulated Raman Scattering Microscopy for Real-Time Monitoring of Drug Uptakes and Delivery in Living Cells
Z. Huang, National University of Singapore, SG
Carbon nanotube-based ER and HER2 detection in breast cancer by Raman spectroscopy
L.D. e Souza, N. Y-W. Tang, R.O. do Nascimento, S. Mal, L. Gaboury, R. Martel, Université de Montréal - Institute for Research in Immunology and Cancer (IRIC), CA
3:30Assay Development for Diagnostics & Bioimaging
A Novel Synthetic Luciferase Approach to Improving Early-Stage Drug Discovery by Enabling Economical Real-Time Metabolic Activity Monitoring Under Automated, High-Throughput Conditions
T. Xu, A. Kirkpatrick, S. Ripp, D. Close, 490 BioTech, US
Nanobiomimetic Structured Organo-Metal Devices Direct Rapid Real-time Monitor Atto Molarities of ATP in Biological Specimens
E.T. Chen, J.T. Thornton, S-H. Duh, P.T. Kissinger, Advanced Biomimetic Sensors, Inc., US
An ultrasensitive and culture-free detection platform for microorganisms and protein biomarkers
S.-T. Yau, Rapidect, US
Catalytic Nanoparticles to Enhance the Sensitivity of Lateral Flow Immunoassays
D.A. Kidwell, E. Wei, J.N. Lanese, S. Mulvaney, Naval Research Laboratory, US
1:30Advanced Manufacturing Environmental Health & Safety Discussion Panel
Advanced Manufacturing and the Fourth Industrial Revolution
M. Ostraat, Aramco Services Company, US
From Emergence to Convergence: The Growing Divide between Innovation and Risk Assessment
A. Kennedy, U.S. Army, Engineering Research & Development Center, US
What’s Happening in the Biomanufacturing Sector?
C. Agapakis, Ginkgo Bioworks, US
Occupational Safety Techniques and Lessons Learned from 13 NIOSH site assessments
K.L. Dunn, CDC - NIOSH, US
Beyond Nanotech: An International Perspective on Advanced Materials & Systems
W. Wohlleben, BASF SE, DE
1:30Novel 2D Materials & Applications
Into the Future: Cross-Sector Adoption of 2D Materials
A. Tomou, Goodfellow Cambridge Ltd., UK
Advances in superlubricity utilizing 2D materials"
A. Sumant, Argonne National Laboratory, US
Enabling Mask Free fabrication of 2D Architectures on Different Substrates via Aqueous Inks Precursors and CVD Synthesis
I. Kuljanishvili, D. Alameri, D. Karbach, R. Dong, L. Moore, Saint Louis University, US
High Yield, Bottom-Up Synthesis of Layered Metal Sulfides, Phosphides, and Selenides Using Thermal Annealing and Applications in Electronics and Electrochemistry
G.D. Nessim, Bar Ilan University, IL
Production of shelf-stable Ti3C2Tx MXene nanosheets
X. Zhao, T. Habib, E. Prehn, W. Sun, S.A. Shah, Y. Chen, Z. Tan, J. Lutkenhaus, M. Radovic, M.J. Green, Texas A&M University, US
Atomic precision control for two-dimensional materials at wafer scale
S-H Bae, J. Shim, W. Kong, D. Lee, J. Kim, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, US
Advanced Contact-Growth of WSe2 Monolayers
Z. Zhang, S. Chen, K. Kang, S. Fu, E-H Yang, Stevens Institute of Technology, US
1:30Advanced Materials In Silico Design
Effects of Ge Pre-amorphization Implantation (PAI) on Dopant Activity and Contact Resistivity: Ab-Initio Study of Si/Si1-xGex(EPI)/Silicide contacts
S. Dag, E.C. Silva, O.D. Restrepo, R. Lee, D. Ferrer Luppi, E. Mehdi Bazizi, Globalfoundries, US
Effect of the core thickness on the physical properties of ZnO/TiO2 core/shell nanostructures: First-principles study
S. Haffad, K.K. Kiprono, University of Bejaia, DZ
Influences of combinational distributions of various Ca/Si ratios and defects on the mechanical properties of calcium silicate hydrates
Y. Chiang, S-W Chang, National Taiwan University, TW
Finite-temperature stress calculation and phonon dispersion evolution in a uniaxially strained anharmonic crystal
R. Parthasarathy, A. Misra, L. Ouyang, Tennessee State University, US
1:30MEMS & NEMS Devices, Modeling & Applications II
Simulated Experiment: MEMS Self-Calibration
J. Clark, Auburn University, US
Water Leak Detection Sensing using Micromachined Burst Disks
F. Anwar, R.A. Coutu, Jr., Marquette University, US
Multiple Trace Gas Analysis using Micromachined PZT/SOI Membrane based Infrared Photoacoustic Cell
T. Nandy, R. Coutu, Marquette University, WI, USA, US
Low-Latency Analog Processors for Performance Control of MEMS
Y. Han, Z. Zhu, A. Abrol, J. Clark, Auburn University, US
1:30Nanoparticle Synthesis & Applications
Cell-Free Biocatalysis with Self-Assembled Nanoparticle-Enzyme Clusters
J.C. Breger, J.N. Vranish, M.G. Ancona, E. Oh, K. Susumu, M. Stewart, G. Lasarte Aragonés, G. Ellis, S.A. Diaz, S.A. Walper, and I.L. Medintz, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, US
Synthesis of Polymeric Nanoparticle and Application in Stabilizing Foam to Environmental-friendly Enhance Fossil Fuel Recovery
Y. Zhao, J. Geng, B. Bai, Missouri University of Science and Technology, US
Shape Anisotropy Effects on Stoichiometry, Magnetic, and Hyperthermia Properties of Iron Oxide Nanoparticles
J. Mohapatra, J. Beatty, M. Xing, J. Elkins, J.P. Liu, University of Texas at Arlington, US
Nano-particles agglomeration in different biological media
A. Dommann, N.I. Anaraki, A. Sadeghpour, P. Wick, A. Neels, Empa, Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Sci-ence and Technology, CH
Rapid Detection of Inorganic Arsenic: A Real-Time Screening Method based on de-aggregation of gold nanoparticles
M. Bismuth, G. Shtenberg, Volcani center, IL
Aerosol Based Manufacturing in Nanoscale for Sustainable Mobility and Clean Energy Applications
V. Zacharopoulou, K. Sakellariou, D. Dimitrakis, S. Lorentzou, G. Kastrinaki, G. Ganas, A.G. Konstandopoulos, Center for Research & Technology - Hellas (CERTH), GR
Facile Synthesis of Fe2O3 Colloid: Novel Catalyzing Agent for Solid Rocket Propulsion Systems
M. Yehia, military technical colleague, EG
1:30Energy Storage Printing and Fabrication
3D Printed High Performance Lithium Metal Microbatteries Enabled by Nanocellulose
H. Zhu, Northeastern University, US
Lightweight, Fabric-Based Charge Storage Devices for Wearable Electrionics
T.L. Andrew, L. Zhang, W. Viola, University of Massachusetts Amherst, US
Polymer-Triggered Synthesis Process is Remedying Nanocrystalline Metal Anode for All Li-Ion Types Energy Storages in Expeditious, Scalable and Inexpensive Way.
J.H. Won, J.K. Kang, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, KR
Controlling NMC Particles by Selecting Co-Precipitation Technique
J.L. Durham, O. Kahvecioglu Feridun, A.L. Lipson, S. Aryal, K.Z. Pupek, Argonne National Laboratory, US
1:30Nanomaterials for Catalysis I
Single-Site Molybdenum Catalysts for Bio-Available Alcohol Dehydrogenation
T.L. Lohr, Shell, US
Development of hierarchical zeolites with enhanced mass transport for bulky chemical conversion
W. Fan, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, US
Catalyst Design Approaches to Activate Dioxygen: Implications in Partial Oxidation of Methane and Light Hydrocarbons
P. Nandi, ExxonMobil Research and Engineering, US
Catalytic non-thermal plasma technology for nitrogen and hydrogen fixation from air and water for the production of ammonia, nitric acid and novel fertilisers with carbon dioxide capture
G. Akay, Case Western Reserve University, US
Plasmonic photonic crystals can be used to control product selectivity in CO2 photoreduction
S. Zeng, P. Kumar, C. VanEssen, R. Kisslinger, K. Shankar, University of Alberta, CA
Eco-Friendly Manufacturing Technology of Iron-Ore-Based Catalysts for Production of Liquid Fuels and Chemicals from Syngas
D.H. Chun, Korea Institute of Energy Research(KIER), KR
1:30Advanced Aerogels
From small to large and back - the future of aerogel materials and the role of processing
M.M. Koebel, S. Brunner, J. Wernery, W.J. Malfait, Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, CH
N. Leventis, Missouri University of Science & Technology, US
Utilization of Aerogel Materials and Systems in the Building Envelopes of Tomorrow
B.P. Jelle, T. Gao, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) / SINTEF Building and Infrastructure, NO
Preparation and characterization of ultralight glass fiber wool/phenolic resin aerogels with a spring-like structure
C. Wu, Z. Chen, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, CN
Highly Durable and Thermal Insulating Silica Aerogel
S. Ren, University at Buffalo - The State University of New York, US
Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) Aerogels
D.H. Minh, National University of Singapore, SG
1:30Nanomechanical Characterization Methods
Novel Multidimensional Imaging of Surfaces with Atomic Force Microscopy
I. Sokolov, Tufts University, US
"The Last Axis" : Quantifying Electromechanical Sensitivity and Hysteresis with a Metrological Atomic Force Microscope
T. Walsh, A. Labuda, M. Kocun, R. Proksch, Asylum Research, US
K. Brown, Boston University, US
Probing the time-temperature relationship of mechanical properties in polymer composites
B. Pittenger, S. Osechinskiy, J. Mosley, S. Loire, T. Mueller, Bruker Nano, US
Challenges for quantitative nanomechanical measurements with AFM
D. Yablon, SurfaceChar LLC, US
Determining Elastic-Plastic Material Properties Using Instrumented Indentation Test and Finite Element Simulation
D.R. Promer, Z.S. Najafabadi, J. Kim, D. Kujawski, Western Michigan University, US
An Accurate and Precise Method to Calibrate Atomic Force Microscope (AFM) Cantilevers
J. Clark, Auburn University, US
1:30Food Materials & Innovations
Vitamins C and B1: Amorphization, Crystallization, New Salt Forms, and Stability
L.J. Mauer, Purdue University, US
Directed Assembly of Lipid Nanoparticles in Gastrointestinal Tract: Impact on Oral Bioavailabilty of Nutraceuticals
H. Xiao, University of Massachusetts Amherst, US
K. Velikov, Unilever, NL
Restructure Therapeutic Food for Malnutrition Relief in India
T. Gu, L.C. Brutus, Y. Ren, A.A. Rigos, and T.A. Hatton, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, US
A highly thermochemical assisted-solvent method for extraction of net proteins, enzymes, vitamins, antioxidants: Insights into step-by-step to fractionation to continuous extraction
T. Chavez-Gil, Coppin State University, US
‘From waste to taste’: Biorefining of berry pomace into valuable food ingredients
P.R. Venskutonis, Kaunas University of Technology, LT
Nutrigel and Nusoil from Soya Waste for sustainable farming
O.C. Nam, National University of Singapore, SG
R. Mehta, Applied Materials
Bistable switching of electric polarization and single-atom magnetic anisotropy using atomically thin binary rock salt structures
C.F. Hirjibehedin, MIT Lincoln Laboratory, US
Flexible nano-bioelectronics on a thread
S. Sonkusale, Tufts University, US
Effects of Ge Pre-amorphization Implantation (PAI) on Dopant Activity and Contact Resistivity: Ab-Initio Study of Si/Si1-xGex(EPI)/Silicide contacts
S. Dag, Gobalfoundries, US
Transient nanophotonics with earth-abundant materials
M. Leite, University of Maryland, US
Utilization of the Flexible Josephson Toroidal Junctions for Self- Powering 150K Super lattice Bits Having Non-volatile Memory Storage in One Device Assembly at Room Temperature
E.T. Chen, J.T. Thornton, S-H. Duh, P.T. Kissinger, Advanced Biomimetic Sensors, Inc., US
I. Ponomarev, J. Butler, T.P. Chow, Euclid TechLabs, LLC, US
1:30Machine Learning - AWS Workshop
1:30AI for Biomaterials, Medical and Biotech Applications
Automating Chemical Synthesis using AI and Automated Systems
P. Madrid, J.P. Malerich, M. Latendresse, M. Krummenacker, D. Stout, J-P. Lim, Vi-Anh Vu, J. Szeto, K. Rucker, J. White, N. Collins, SRI, US
The Concept of “Sniper Shoot” in Discovery of a New Drugs
A. Yu. Rogachev, Illinois Institute of Technology, US
Next-Generation Cheminformatics Approaches for Rational Drug Discovery
D. Fourches, North Carolina State University, US
Deep convolutional neural network and image prior based super resolution for X-ray nano-tomography
K.C. Prabhat, V. DeAndrade, N. Kasturi, X. Yang, Argonne National Laboratory; The University of Chicago, US
Effective Radiation Therapy Using Accurate Tumor Segmentation
G. Rasool, Rowan University, US
Reaching the Potential of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Healthcare Data
B. Scarpelli, Connected Health Initiative, US
1:30Aerospace/Defense Innovation Spotlights: Lockheed, In-Q-Tel
Session chair: Lynn Foster, Z-Field Technologies, US
Lockheed Innovation Spotlight
Lockheed, US
In-Q-Tel Innovation Spotlight
In-Q-Tel, US
Retractable 3D Zipper For Extended Length
H. Zhang, Rowan University, US
Automated-Track Electrospinning
D. Brennan, Rowan University, US
Evanescent Field Resonance Imaging Microscopy
S. Tan, The University of Melbourne, AU
Global Bi-Directional IoT Coverage
M.T. Ma, National University of Singapore, SG
C. Adolfsson, Diagnostic and Defense Technology Analysts, Inc. (DTA), US
Lockheed, US
In-Q-Tel, US
Z-Field Technologies, US
1:30Advanced Materials Innovation Spotlights: Henkel, Bemis
Session chair: Neil Cameron, Emerald Technology Ventures, CA
Henkel Innovation Spotlight
C. Paul, Henkel, US
Bemis Innovation Spotlight
K. Nelson, Bemis, US
Enabling new Technology for Anisotropic Conductive Films
P.M. Lindberget, CondAlign AS, NO
3D print system for soft silicone elastomers
D. Dickson, Oregon State University, US
Hydraulically Actuated Textiles
L. Rubio, University of California, Santa Barbara, US
Toughened Isotactic Polypropylene
L. Besemann, University of Minnesota, US
Ultra-high Performance Thermal Interface Materials (TIMs) for Electronic Cooling
C. Yegin, Incendium Technologies LLC, US
C. Paul, Henkel, US
K. Nelson, Bemis, US
N. Cameron, Emerald Technology Ventures, CA
E. Greer, Dow Chemical, US
3:00Advanced Materials Innovation Spotlights: Energizer, Armstrong
Session chair: Nick Kacsandi, TechConnect Ventures, US
Energizer Innovation Spotlight
E. Riley, Energizer, US
Armstrong Innovation Spotlight
S. Wilkinson, Armstrong, US
ABM Advanced High-energy Planetary Ball Mill
J. Chen, ABM Nano LLC, US
Chemical-Sensing Colorimetric Materials
B. Walker, Chemeleon, US
Autonomous power supply for sensors
L. Loev, Ariel Scientific Innovations, Ltd., IL
Low Cost Electrochromic Window Technology
M. Slowik, Click Materials, CA
Tensile-based Ganged Heliostats/G-Helio
J. Clair, Skysun, LLC, US
Silica fibrous material for sorption, separation, catalytic and battery applications
K. Kasparova, University of Pardubice, CZ
E. Riley, Energizer, US
S. Wilkinson, Armstrong, US
M. Ryde, Spirit Ventures, US
J. Kossmann, Applied Ventures, US
3:00Data/AI/Cyber Innovation Spotlights: DOD, USINDOPACOM
Session chair: Jennifer Rocha, TechConnect, US
DOD Innovation Spotlight
Department of Defense, US
USINDOPACOM Innovation Spotlight
Social Media Environment and Internet Replication (SMEIR)
A. Furuta, IDS International Government Services, US
P. Baumann, rasdaman GmbH, DE
Artificial intelligence, machine learning, machine vision for infrastructure and road surface assessments
B. Utter, RoadBotics, US
Skylight - A Big Data Platform for Buildings
L. Long, Site 1001, US
HADES - High-Fidelity Adaptive Deception & Emulation System
V. Urias, Sandia National Laboratories, US
Geoanalytics Platform for Special Operations Mission Readiness
S. Moola, EPIC Ready, US
M. Script, vClick3d, US
G. Rao, US Small Business Administration, US
G. Keselman, MIT Innovation Initiative, US
B. Segal, Lockheed Martin, US
3:00Student Leaders Conference: Welcome Session
Session chair: L. Friedersdorf
4:00TechConnect, SBIR/STTR Expo & Innovation Showcase Reception (4:00 - 6:00)
4:00Federal Agency Booths & Pavillion - All Attendees Encouraged to Join
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