CNST NANOTECHNOLOGY IN HOMELAND SECURITY WORKSHOP
May 6-7, 2004
College of Veterinary Medicine Auditorium, University of Illinois at
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Program Guests: Dr. Brenda
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Speaker: Dr. Mel Bernstein; Director University Research Programs,
Department of Homeland Security
Dr. Celia Merzbacher; Technology Policy Analyst, Office of the
Science and Technology Policy at the White House
(seating is limited)
is $35.00 registration fee. Fee is waived for invited speakers,
organizing committee members, UIUC graduate/undergraduate students,
and media. Seating is limited.
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Nanotechnology's potential to assist with homeland security
endeavors will be the theme of the University of Illinois Center for
Nanoscale Science and Technology (CNST) -sponsored workshop, that
hundreds of experts from academia, government, and industry will
attend on May 6-7, 2004 at the College of Veterinary Medicine,
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Illinois.
The two-day workshop will also feature poster sessions, group
discussions, and tour of key laboratories such as the Micro and
Nanotechnology Laboratory and others.
It is envisaged
that workshop will lead to concerted effort in bringing to the
forefront the unique strength of the University of Illinois at
Urbana-Champaign in agriculture, biology, food sciences,
engineering, information sciences, and veterinary medicine.
Simultaneously, the presence of small companies at the
University Research Park, and the university’s ongoing industrial
partnerships with Fortune 500 companies will be leveraged to address
the needs of homeland security in an integrated manner on a rapid
turnaround basis. The
workshop is likely to lead to research and development towards next
generation of fast, portable, extra-sensitive, ultra-light,
nanotechnology-enabled smart sensors.
anticipated that the representatives from the Department of Homeland
Security and the Office of Science and Technology Policy at the
White House, will outline the current and future homeland security
needs as seen from the national perspective and on
The broad objective of the
workshop is to showcase University of Illinois research, which may
have potential for applications in the arena of homeland security.
Other objectives include gaining insight into potential needs
for homeland security and facilitate research collaborations.
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Center for Nanoscale Science and
Technology (CNST) is the
premier center for nanotechnology research, education, and outreach
activities. CNST draws its
strength from working as a collaboratory involving the Beckman
Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, Biotechnology
Laboratory, Coordinated Science Laboratory, Frederick Seitz
Materials Research Laboratory, Institute for Genomic Biology, Micro
and Nanotechnology Laboratory, National Center for Supercomputing
Applications, and the School of Chemical Sciences. The Center is
working towards seamless integration of interdisciplinary research
from atoms and materials to devices and systems. CNST
is uniquely located to harness the entrepreneurial and technical
spirit in the Midwest, with ongoing industrial linkages as it
prepares tomorrow's workforce. The CNST
on its cutting-edge research in bionanotechnology, computational
nanotechnology, nanocharacterization, nanoelectromechanical systems,
nanoelectronics, nanofabrication, nanomaterials, nanomanufacturing,
more information visit: www.cnst.uiuc.edu
or email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 217-333-3097.
and Nanotechnology Laboratory Tours are available on request
NOTE: Registration is
required and will be confirmed by email.
to register online)
Lab tours can be
requested by writing to: email@example.com
are invited from UIUC graduate students, faculty, relevant
departments, local TechCommUnity,
Session Location: Atrium, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of
Illinois at Urbana-Champaign- May 6-7, 2004
1. The general
theme for the posters should be research and applications in the
general area of nanotechnology with current or potential
applications in homeland security.
2. Poster Size: Total Display Area:
‘ x 4 ‘
3. All posters
should be put up between 9:00-11:00AM on May 6 and taken down between
2:00 to 4:00PM, on May 7, 2004.
4. Each poster
should have a representative present to explain the research from
11:30AM to 1:00PM and 5:30 to 7:30PM on May 6.
confirmations for posters should be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org
by April 30, 2004.
Include the following information:
Dept. / Company Affiliation
For clarifications please call CNST: 217-333-3097
KEY NOTE SPEAKER:
is director of University Research Programs at the U.S.Department of
Homeland Security. Prior to taking this position he spent three
decades in academia, including 20 years in high-level administrative
As provost and senior vice president for Academic
Affairs and senior vice president for Academic and Research Policy
at Brandeis University, he initiated a major restructuring of the
undergraduate program in Arts and Sciences and expanded research and
intellectual property activities in the key areas of behavioral
genomics and bioinformatics. Other administrative positions have
included vice president and faculty dean for Arts, Sciences and
Engineering, Tufts University; provost and academic vice president,
followed by chancellor and senior vice president, Illinois Institute
of Technology, ITT Center, Chicago; department head for
Metallurgical Engineering and Materials Science, Carnegie Mellon
University; and associate dean at Carnegie Institute of Technology.
Bernstein completed undergraduate and graduate work
at Columbia University, focusing on metallurgy and material science.
He was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Berkeley Nuclear
Laboratory of the Central Electricity Generating Board, Berkeley,
Gloucestershire, England. His early career experience also included
research at the E. C. Bain Laboratory for Fundamental Research, U.S.
Steel Corporation. As a liaison scientist to the U.S. Office of
Naval Research in the late 1970s, Bernstein traveled extensively
throughout Europe and Israel to assess and report on university and
industrial materials research and development. He has been invited
to lecture at the most prestigious universities as well as major
government and industry laboratories around the world.
A respected scientist, Bernstein also has been
active on many national, state, and university panels and boards. He
served as a panel chairman for the National Research Council Study
on Materials Science and Engineering, 1986 to 1991, where he was a
co-author of A
National Agenda in Materials Science and Engineering.
He was also panel chairman for the 1988 Study on
Research Directions and Needs in U.S. Manufacturing, made by the
Manufacturing Studies Board of the National Research Council. He
served as a panel member on Advanced Space Transportation for the
Office of Technology Assessment from 1987 to 1989.
From 1990 to 1996, he was a member of the National
Materials Advisory Board of the National Research Council.
In Illinois, he served as an executive committee
member to the Illinois Governor’s Science Advisory Committee from
1989 to 1991, and as a board member for the Chicago Information
Industry Council from 1988 to 1991. He served on the Board of
Governors for the IIT Research Institute and the Board of Trustees
for the Illinois Institute of Technology from 1990 to 1999, as well
as the Board of Trustees for the Academy for Math and Science
Teachers of Chicago from 1990 to 1991.
Bernstein is the author or co-author of more than
150 scientific and technical papers. In addition, he is co-editor of
four books, including a widely used handbook on stainless steels,
and numerous articles and interviews on K-12 and university
education and community relation issues. He was associate editor for
1977 to 1982, and co-chairman and co-editor for the proceedings of
three international conferences on hydrogen in metals and materials
(1973, 1975, and 1978).
Active in professional societies, Bernstein served
on the Board of Directors for the Metallurgical Society of AIME from
1979 to 1980, and again from 1983 to 1986. He is a member of the
American Society for Metals (ASM).
Workshop Organizing Committee
1. Ilesanmi Adesida; Professor, Electrical & Computer
Engineering/ Director CNST and MNTL (Chair)
2. Irfan Ahmad; Assistant Director, CNST
3. Steve Bishop; Associate Vice President, Corporate Relations
and Economic Development
Kent Choquette; Professor, Electrical & Computer
Engineering/ Micro and Nanotechnology Lab.
Geoff Dahl, Associate Professor, Animal Science
6. Jennifer Eardley;
Assistant Vice Chancellor for Research
Terry Greene; Business Development Manager, SAIC
Edwin Hahn; Associate Dean for Research, College of Veterinary
Kathy Harper; Coordinator, Micro and Nanotechnology Lab.
Thomas Mackin, Associate Professor, Mechanical and Industrial
Sean Murdock; Executive Director, AtomWorks
Mark Shannon; Associate Professor, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, and Nano-CEMMS, and
Sonka; Assistant Dean, Research Strategy, College of Agricultural,
Consumer, and Environmental Sciences
Brenda Wilson; Associate Professor, Microbiology
More Information Contact:
Prof. Ilesanmi Adesida
for Nanoscale Science and Technology
University of Illinois