Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology



September 4-5, 2008

Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology; and the Micro and Nanotechnology Laboratory (MNTL) Auditorium, 
University of Illinois  


Urbana, IL 61801
Phone 217-244-0072

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Theme(s): Nanoelectronics, Nanophotonics, Nanomaterials and manufacturing, Bionanotechnology, and Nanomedicine.

Panels: Academia/Federal Agencies, and Industry Panels on Nanotechnology Research and Development and Future

   Register Now!   (Click to register online)

Hotel Information

Travel Information (Click for details)

Parking Information


Program Brochure (final program)

Program Flyer   

List of Abstracts and Posters

Poster Instructions

Organizing Committee

Workshop Sponsors

   WILL Radio Talk Focus AM580 on Nanotechnology on: 
Sept. 3 from 11:05AM   
Listen online:

or click on archives

Rashid Bashir and Irfan Ahmad   

Plenary Session Speakers:

Welcome Remarks:

Chancellor Richard Herman

Provost Linda Katehi

Ilesanmi Adesida, Dean, College of Engineering, and Director, CNST, UIUC

Rashid Bashir, Director, MNTL


Concluding Remarks:   

Irfan Ahmad, Associate Director, CNST

There is no registration fee for University of Illinois-affiliated attendees.  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 2003-07; 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 Illinois, Cornell, UC Berkeley, UT-Houston, Missouri, MIT, 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 September 4 and 5, 2008 at the prestigious Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, and the recently expanded and inaugurated the Micro and Nanotechnology Laboratory at the University of Illinois. The workshop program will include plenary session speeches, technical sessions, panel discussion, and poster sessions, in addition to lunch and dinner receptions and talks.

Sponsors: University of Illinois Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology

Micro and Nanotechnology Laboratory


                                              LAB TOUR

-Micro and Nanotechnology Laboratory tours are available   


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


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

Limited Space for Posters: First Come First Served basis

Poster Session Location: Atrium (north and south); second and third floors, Micro and Nanotechnology Laboratory (MNTL), 
University of Illinois- 
Sept. 4-5, 2008

 1. The general theme for the posters should be research and development in  nanoelectronics/ nanophotonics, nanomaterials, nanomedicine, bionanotechnology, and environmental implications of nanotechnology. bio

 2. Poster Size:  Total Display Area:  4 x 4- foam mounted or framed (easels will be provided); poster boards also available with thumb tacks- top three adjudged posters will be mounted in the MNTL

 3. All posters should be put up on September 3 between 3:00-5:00PM and taken down between 4:00 to 5:00PM, on Sept. 5, 2008.

 4. Each poster should have a representative available to explain the research from 11:30AM to 1:15PM and 5:00 to 7:00PM on Sept. 4. 

 5. All poster titles should be sent by August 31, 2008, 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  

Plenary Session Speakers

Dr.  Arden Bement, Jr., 
Director, National Science Foundation

Dr. Robert Leheny
Deputy Director, DARPA




 Ilesanmi Adesida, James Coleman,          Milton Feng, Rashid Bashir, Greg Timp, Illinois

Harold Craighead, Cornell


William Rodriguez, Harvard

Mauro Ferrari, UT-Houston

John Rogers, Illinois

Henry Smith, MIT

Shubhra Gangopadhyay, Missouri

Sean Murdock, Nanobusiness Alliance

Yoshio Nishi, Stanford

GE, Intel, Kim Labs., Livingston Group, Motorola, NanoSi Advanced Technology, Zyvex



Others from University of Illinois, Industry, and national labs

Hotel Information

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

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

-Hilton Garden Inn, Neil Street

(10 min drive to the workshop venue)

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

Other accommodation options nearby include:


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

Holiday Inn Ph: 217-328-7900
1001 Killarney Street, Urbana, IL 61801 
(7 mins drive)

-Additional Hotel Information

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

(15 mins walk)



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 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

    Rashid Bashir; Professor, ECE/MNTL/ CNST, Chair 

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

    Brian Cunningham, Associate Professor, ECE/MNTL/CNST

    Lynford Goddard, Assistant Professor, ECE/MNTL

    Jimmy Hsia, Professor, MechSE

     Iwona Jasiuk, Professor, MechSE

    Jennifer Lewis, Professor, MatSE/MRL

    Xiuling Li, Assistant Professor, ECE/ MNTL

    Munir Nayfeh, Professor, Physics

    Mark Shannon, Professor, MechSE/ WATER CAMPWS

    Graciela Padua, Associate Professor, Food Science and Human Nutrition  

    John Rogers, Professor, MatSE/ Nano-CEMMS/Beckman/MRL

    Kenneth Watkin, Professor, AHS/CSL/ Beckman 

P.S.  A separate organizing committee led by Prof. Rashid Bashir is working to chalk out the details of the MNTL Building Dedication

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


For More Information Contact:  

Dr. Irfan Ahmad  

  Dr. Rashid Bashir

Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology
University of Illinois


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