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nPEAP WORKSHOP-May 13, 2011

May 12-13, 2001

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

Phone 217-244-4480
Map for Beckman
Map for MNTL

Theme(s): Nanoelectronics/Nanophotonics, Nanomaterials/Nanomanufacturing, Bionanotechnology/Nanomedicine

Plenary Session


  • Robert Easter; Interim Vice President and Chancellor, University of Illinois 
  • Ilesanmi Adesida, Dean, College of Engineering, and Founding and Co-Director, CNST
  • Robert Whiteley, Dean, College of Veterinary Medicine; University of Illinois
  • nano@Illinois: Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology (CNST)
  • Rashid Bashir, Director, MNTL and Irfan Ahmad, Executive Director, CNST

Keynote: May 12

Current Progress and Future Opportunities in Nanotechnology                 

  • Thomas Theis, Program Manager, New Devices and Architectures for
    Computing, IBM

Keynote: May 13

Emerging Device Nanotechnology Research for Future Computing and
SOC Nanoelectronics
Dr. Robert Chau, Senior Fellow and Director of Transistor Research and
Nanotechnology, Intel


Concluding Remarks:

  • Ravi Iyer, Vice Chancellor for Research
  • Irfan Ahmad, Executive Director, CNST


There is a registration fee. Seating is limited. Pre-registration is recommended
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Workshop Premise

The broad objective of the Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology (CNST) workshop is to showcase University of Illinois research in bionanotechnology/ nanomedicine, nanoelectronics/nanophotonics, nanomaterials/nanomanufacturing, and computational nanotechnology/nanomechanics.

The general framework of the nanotechnology workshop is similar to those held on campus since 2003; which were all well attended by industry and academia.Some of those interactions have since then led to industry and cross-campus collaborations.  The CNST-led forums and workshops have contributed tremendously toward the formation of multidisciplinary teams leading to the establishment of multi-million dollar new nanotechnology centers on-campus.

The workshop will provide a forum for industry interactions and collaborations.  The workshop brings together campus community (faculty, graduate and undergraduates, administration) from UIUC and other academic institutions, and industry engaged in cutting-edge research.  A workshop panel will discuss the roadmap to future direction of research and development in nanotechnology and regional partnerships.

Format:  The two-day workshop will be held on May 12 and 13, 2011 at the renowned Beckman Institute, and the Micro and Nanotechnology Laboratory at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The workshop program includes plenary session speeches, technical sessions, and poster sessions, in addition to lunch and dinner receptions.


University of Illinois Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology
Micro and Nanotechnology Laboratory


  • Micro and Nanotechnology Laboratory tours are available

 NOTE: Registration is required and will be confirmed by email. Register Now!


Posters are invited from Illinois graduate students, postdocs, faculty, relevant departments, supporting units, ,local TechCommUnity, and industry Limited Space for Posters: First Come First Served basis

Poster Session Location:

MNTL Atrium
University of Illinois-
May 12-13, 2011

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

  2. Poster Size:Total Display Area: 4x4‘- foam mounted or framed; poster display boards will be  available with thumb tacks- top three adjudged posters will be mounted in the MNTL

  3. All posters should be put up on May 11 between 4:00 to 6:00PM and taken down between 5:00 to 6:00PM, on May 13, 2011.

  4. Each poster should have a representative available to explain the research from 5:00 to 7:00PM on May 12 and Noon to 1:30PM on May 13.

  5. All poster titles should be sent by May 10, 2011, 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
  • Email
  • Faculty Advisor(s)
  • Project Sponsor(s)

For clarifications please call
CNST: 217-244-1353

Keynote Speakers

Dr. Thomas N. Theis
Program Manager, New Devices and Architectures for
Computing, IBM

Dr. Robert Chau
Senior Intel Fellow, and Director of Transistor Technology,

Speakers and Panelists

Welcome Remarks

  • Robert Easter, Vice President and Chancellor (Interim)
  • Ilesanmi Adesida, Dean, College of Engineering
  • Rashid Bashir, Director, MNTL
  • Irfan Ahmad, Executive Director, CNST

Technical Session

  • Others from the University of Illinois and Industry

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)
  • I-Hotel, University of Illinois Research Park 
    (10 min drive to the workshop venue, hotel shuttle also available)

Other accommodation options nearby include:

About CNST

The University of Illinois Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology (CNST) is the premier center for nanotechnology research, education, entrepreneurial, and outreach activities. CNST draws its strength by working as a collaboratory involving the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, RJ Carver Biotechnology Center, 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 has spearheaded efforts leading to the development of multidisciplinary teams and establishment of federally funded centers and projects.  It is working toward 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 217-244-1353.

CNST Workshop Organizing Committee

  • Rashid Bashir; Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Bioengineering, and Director, Micro and Nanotechnology Laboratory (MNTL), College of Engineering (COE),  Event Co-Chair
  • Irfan Ahmad; Executive Director, Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology (CNST), and Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Colleges of Engineering, and Agricultural, Consumer, and Environmental Sciences (ACES), Event co-Chair
  • Rohit Bhargava, Bioengineering
  • JJ Cheng, Materials Science and Engineering
  • Lizanne DeStefano, Educational Psychology
  • Timothy Fan, Veterinary Clinical Medicine
  • Jean-Pierre Leburton, Electrical and Computer
  • Yi Lu, Chemistry
  • Joseph Lyding, Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Beckman Institute, COE

nPEAP Workshop Organizing Committee

-Milton Feng, Co-Chair, Nick Holonyak Jr. Chair,
Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

-Joseph Lyding, Co-Chair, Professor of Electrical and
Computer Engineering, Beckman

-Shun-Lien Chuang, Robert C. MacClinchie
Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer

-James Coleman, Intel Alumni Endowed Chair,
Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

-Eric Pop, Electrical and Computer Engineering

-Rashid Bashir, Abel Bliss Professor of Electrical
and Computer Engineering, and of Bioengineering,
Director, MNTL, CNST

-Irfan Ahmad, Agricultural and Biological Engineering,

-Sophi Martin, Office of Research, College of

Workshop Sponsored by:

 The Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


  • Micro and Nanotechnology Laboratory
  • National Center for Supercomputing Applications
  • Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology
  • Coordinated Science Laboratory
  • Frederick Seitz Materials Research Laboratory
  • Institute for Genomic Biology
  • NSF Center on Emergent Behaviors of Integrated Cellular Systems (EBICS, co-location)
  • Network for Computational Nanotechnology/NanoHub at Illinois
  • US Army TATRC: Micro and Nanomediated 3D Stereo Lithography
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