Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology

May 5-6, 2005
Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology
College of Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

405 N. Mathews
Urbana, IL 61801
Phone 217-244-1176

<Click for Beckman map>

Press Release: Workshop highlights big ideas in nanotechnology

-Nanotechnology Research and Development at the University of Illinois

Tuesday, May 3, 2005 from 11:00AM-Noon

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Guests: Irfan Ahmad, Brian Cunningham, and
John Rogers

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Hotel Information

Parking Information


Program Brochure (click to download)

Program Flyer  

List of Posters  

Plenary and Bionantechnology Session Speakers:

-Dr. Sharon Smith, Director, Advanced Technoology, Lockheed Martin

-Dr. Daniel Radack, Program Manager,MTO, DARPA

-Dr. Daniel Gallahan, Associate Director, Division of Cancer Biology, NCI, NIH 

Poster Instructions

Organizing Committee

There is no registration fee.  Seating is limited. Pre-registration is required.  Register Now!
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Workshop Premise
The broad objective of the workshop is to showcase UIUC research in nanoelectronics, nanodevices, nanomaterials, and bionanotechnology applications.

The workshop will provide a forum for industry interactions and collaborations.  The workshop will bring together campus community (faculty, graduate and undergraduates, administration) and industry. 

The general framework of the Nanotechnology Workshop will be similar to those held on campus in May 2003 and 2004, which were well attended by industry and academia.  Some of those interactions have since then led to industry and cross-campus collaborations.

The workshop will bring together leading industry speakers and UIUC faculty engaged in cutting-edge research.  A workshop panel will discuss the roadmap to future direction of research and development.

Format:  The two-day workshop will be held on    May 5 and 6, 2005 at the prestigious Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The workshop program will include keynote speech, technical sessions, panel discussion, and poster sessions, in addition to lunch and dinner receptions, and grant-writing workshops.

Sponsors: University of Illinois Micro and Nanotechnology Laboratory, and the Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology.

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                                              LAB TOUR

Micro and Nanotechnology Laboratory Tours are available on request

 NOTE: Registration is required and will be confirmed by email. Click here to register online


Posters are invited from UIUC graduate students, faculty, relevant departments,  local TechCommUnity, and industry

Limited Space for Posters: First Come First Served basis

Poster Session Location: Atrium, Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign- May 5-6, 2005

 1. The general theme for the posters should be research and development in nanoelectronics, nanodevices, nanomaterials, and
bionanotechnology applications

 2. Poster Size:  Total Display Area:  4 Ď x 4 Ď (tape provided)

 3. All posters should be put up on May 5 between 7:30-10:30AM and taken down between 11:00AM to 1:00PM, on May 6, 2005.

 4. Each poster should have a representative available to explain the research from Noon to 1:15PM and 5:00 to 7:30PM on May 5. 

 5. All proposals for posters should be sent by April 30, 2005, through the workshop registration website: (Click to signup for poster/register online)

 Include the following information on the poster: 

     Poster Title  
Presenter Name(s)
Job Title 
Dept./Company Affiliation 
Faculty Advisor(s) 
Project Sponsor(s) 

     For clarifications please call CNST: 217-333-3097  


DARPA, NIH, Dow Corning, DuPont, GE, Intel, Lockheed Martin, Lumileds Lighting, NanoInk, 
Micro and Nanotechnology Laboratory/campus faculty, and administration.

Plenary Session Speakers

SHARON SMITH, Lockheed Martin


Dr. Sharon Smith is a Corporate Executive and Director, Advanced Technology, at Lockheed Martinís Headquarters in Bethesda, Maryland.  She is responsible for research and technology initiatives, including independent research and development projects, university involvement, and various other R&D activities.  She is the prior chair of the Lockheed Martin Steering Group on Microsystems/MEMS (Micro Electro Mechanical Systems) and is currently the chair of the Corporationís Steering Group on Nanotechnology.

Dr. Smith has twenty-five years of experience in management, program management, engineering, and research and development at Eli Lilly and Company, IBM Corporation, Loral, and Lockheed Martin Corporation.  She has more than twenty-five technical publications and has given numerous technical presentations in the US and Europe. 


Dr. Smith obtained her Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry from Indiana University,

M.S. from Purdue University, and B.S. from Indiana University.



Dr. Daniel Radack joined the Microsystems Technology Office (MTO) as a Program Manager in 1997. He is currently managing a number of MTO research programs in high performance semiconductor technologies.  His program interests are in high performance integrated electronics and nanotechnologies for defense applications. Prior to joining DARPA, he was with the Institute for Defense Analyses in Alexandria, Virginia. From 1990 to 1996, he was with Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) working on development of advanced microelectronic technologies for future defense applications. From 1983 to 1987, he worked for the National Bureau of Standards (now NIST) in the Semiconductor Electronics Division where he developed dynamic test circuits and test structures for VLSI processes.  From 1989 to 1990, he was a member of the Research Faculty in the University of Maryland's Laboratory for Plasma Research working on gyrotons and investigating intense, relativistic electron beams. 

Dr. Radack obtained his Ph.D., M.S., and B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland, College Park.

Bionantechnology Main Speaker


Dr. Daniel Gallahan is Associate Director at the Division of Cancer Biology, at the National Cancer Institute, NIH.      



Hotel Information

-For the Nanotechnology Workshop participants a block of rooms has been reserved for a limited time at the
Historic Lincoln Hotel 
209 S. Broadway, Urbana, Illinois, 61801-0945 
Phone: 1-800-251-1962  

The hotel is about 20 minutes walk to the workshop venue at the Beckman Institute.


Other accommodation options nearby include:

-Hampton Inn, University Avenue, 217-337-1100//800-HAMPTON
(across the street from workshop venue: Beckman)

-Hawthorne Suites Ph: 217-398-3400//800-527-1133
(10 mins drive)

-Holiday Inn Ph: 217-328-7900
(7 mins drive)

-Illini Union Ph: 217-333-3030
(7 mins walk)

-Additional Hotel Information

About Micro and Nanotechnology Laboratory 

The Micro and Nanotechnology Laboratory (MNTL) at the College of Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is one of the nation's largest and most sophisticated university-based facilities for semiconductor, nanotechnology, and biotechnology research. The laboratory is a user facility that is available for use by university and industry from across the nation. It contains over 8,000 square feet of class 100 and class 1000 clean room laboratory and state-of-the-art ultra-high-speed optical and electrical device and circuit measurements. The bionanosystems area focuses on utilizing the various technologies developed in materials,nanofabrication, devices, MEMS and NEMS to study and solve biological issues. Biomolecular flow patterns in nanoscale channels, integration of lasers onto biochips for real-time fluorescence study of bioreactions, and implantation of active devices in cells to study cellular biochemistry are examples of research activities being carried out. Currently, an $18 million expansion of the MNTL is underway, which would include bionanotechnology and additional space for researchers. The expansion is scheduled to complete in 2006.


The 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, Center for Nanoscale Chemical, Electrical, Mechanical, Manufacturing Systems, 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 thrives on its cutting-edge research in bionanotechnology, computational nanotechnology, nanocharacterization, nanoelectromechanical systems, nanoelectronics, nanofabrication, nanomaterials, nanomanufacturing, nanomedicine, and nanophotonics.

For more information visit www.cnst.uiuc.edu or email nano@cnst.uiuc.edu, or call 217-333-3097.

*************Workshop Organizing Committee

1. Ilesanmi Adesida; Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering/ Director CNST and MNTL (Chair)

2.  Irfan Ahmad; Assistant Director, Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology

3.  Kent Choquette; Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering/Micro and Nanotechnology Lab.

4. James Coleman; Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering/Micro and Nanotechnology Lab.

5. Brian Cunningham; Associate Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering/Micro and Nanotechnology Lab.       

6. Milton Feng; Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering/Micro and Nanotechnology Lab.                     

7. Kathy Harper; Coordinator, Micro and Nanotechnology Lab.

8. Chang Liu; Associate Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering/Micro and Nanotechnology Lab.   

9. John Rogers, Professor, Materials Science and Engineering/Micro and Nanotechnology Lab.                     

10. Edmund Seebauer; Professor, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering 

11. Mark Shannon; Professor, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, and Nano-CEMMS, and CAMPWS

12. Bruce Vojak; Associate Dean External Affairs, College of Engineering

For More Information Contact:

 Dr. Ilesanmi Adesida

Dr. Irfan Ahmad

Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology
University of Illinois




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