Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology

May 3-4, 2007
National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) Auditorium, 
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

1205 W. Clark Street
Urbana, IL 61801
Phone 217-244-0072

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Theme(s): Nanoscale Energy, Nanomedicine, and Nanoelectronics, Nanomanufacturing, Nanomaterials, and Societal Implications.

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Hotel Information

Travel Information

Parking Information


Program Brochure (click to download)

Program Flyer (click to download)

List of Abstracts and Posters

Poster Instructions

Organizing Committee

Workshop Sponsors

   WILL Radio Talk Focus AM580 on Nanotechnology on April 30, 2007 at  10:00AM  
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 Irfan Ahmad, Associate Director, Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology; Mark Shannon, Director, WATER CAMPWS, University of Illinois; and Dietram Scheufele, University of Wisconsin, Madison. 

Plenary Session Speakers:

Welcome Remarks:
Ilesanmi Adesida, Dean, College of Engineering, and Director, CNST, UIUC

Bradford Schwartz, Resident Dean, College of Medicine

Robert Pennington, Associate Director, NCSA

Concluding Remarks:   

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 University of Illinois research in nanomedicine, nanoelectronics/nanophotonics, and nanomaterials/ nanomanufacturing.

The general framework of the nanotechnology workshop will be similar to those held on campus in May 2003-05; 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 provide a forum for industry interactions and collaborations.  The workshop will bring together campus community (faculty, graduate and undergraduates, administration) from UIUC, UIC, UW, Purdue, and Washington University, and industry engaged in cutting-edge research.  A workshop panel will discuss the roadmap to future direction of research and development in nanotechnology.

Format:  The two-day workshop will be held on May 3 and 4, 2007 at the prestigious Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The workshop program will include plenary session speeches, technical sessions, panel discussion, and poster sessions, in addition to lunch and dinner receptions.

Sponsors: University of Illinois Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology


                                              LAB TOUR

-Micro and Nanotechnology Laboratory tours are available on request  

-National Center for Supercomputing Applications

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


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

Limited Space for Posters: First Come First Served basis

Poster Session Location: Atrium, National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA), 
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign- 
May 3-4, 2007

 1. The general theme for the posters should be research and development in nanomedicine, nanoelectronics/nanophotonics, and nanomaterials/ nanomanufacturing. bio

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

 3. All posters should be put up on May 3 between 7:30-10:30AM and taken down between 11:00AM to 1:00PM, on May 4, 2007.

 4. Each poster should have a representative available to explain the research from Noon to 1:15PM and 5:00 to 7:00PM on May 3. 

 5. All proposals for posters should be sent by April 28, 2007, 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  


University of Illinois, UIC, Purdue, UW, Washington University in   Saint Louis, and Industry, and NCI, ORNL, Intel, Cabot, ISS, and others

Plenary Session Speakers

Dr.  Leonard Yowell, NASA


Dr. Wendy Sanhai
Senior Scientific Advisor
U.S. Food and Drug Administration


            Nanoscale Energy Speakers

Joachim Maier
Chemistry, Max-Planck  


Larry Nagahara
National Cancer Institute

Beniamino Barbieri




George Bourianoff, Intel

Hong Zhang, Northrop Grumman



Anne Shim, Cabot Corp.


Hotel Information

-For the Nanotechnology Workshop participants a block of rooms has been reserved for a limited time at the:

-Holiday Inn Ph: 217-328-7900
1001 Killarney Street, Urbana, IL 61801 
(7 mins drive)
(P.S. Rooms with two queen beds $85/night; Rooms to be released on April 30, 2007; Room listed under “CNST Nanotechnology Workshop”)


Other accommodation options nearby include:

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


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

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

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

Historic Lincoln Hotel 
209 S. Broadway, Urbana, Illinois, 61801-0945 
Phone: 1-800-251-1962

(15 mins walk)

-Additional Hotel Information


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 or email, or call 217-333-3097.

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. Recently an $18 million expansion of the MNTL was completed, which includes provision of bionanotechnology and additional space for researchers.  

Workshop Organizing Committee

·    James Coleman; Professor, ECE/MNTL, Chair 

·   Irfan Ahmad; Associate Director, CNST (co-Chair)  

   Narayana Aluru, Associate Professor, MechSE

   Brian Cunningham, Associate Professor, ECE

 ·   Michael Insana, Professor, Bioengineering

    Nancy Sottos, Professor, MatSE

    Kenneth Watkin, Professor, AHS

   Munir Nayfeh, Professor, Physics

    John Rogers, Professor, MatSE/Nano-CEMMS

    Nicholas Fang, Assistant Professor, MechSE

    Graciela Padua, Associate Professor, Food Science and Human Nutrition  

Taher Saif, Associate Professor, MechSE

    Nahil Sobh, Senior Research Scientist, NCSA

    Ned Hahn, Professor, Veterinary Medicine

Workshop Sponsored by:

 The Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology

at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign



Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology

Micro and Nanotechnology Laboratory

Nanoscale Chemical, Electrical, Mechanical, Manufacturing Systems (Nano-CEMMS)

National Center for Supercomputing Applications

Siteman Center for Cancer Nanotechnology Excellence at Washington University in Saint Louis, and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


For More Information Contact:  

Dr. Irfan Ahmad  

  Dr. James Coleman

Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology
University of Illinois


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