CNST Nanotechnology Workshop 2013

May 2-3, 2013


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Welcome to the 11th Annual CNST Nanotechnology Workshop at the University of Illinois


Registrations accepted throughout the week!

The CNST Nanotechnology Workshop highlights University of Illinois research in bionanotechnology and nanomedicine, nanoelectronics and nanophotonics, and nanomaterials and nanomanufacturing, leading to cross-campus and industry collaborations.

WILL-AM's "Focus 580" to feature CNST workshop on May 1

Dr. Placid Ferreira, Professor and Department Head in Mechanical Science and Engineering at the University of Illinois, former Director of the National Science Foundation-funded Nano-CEMMS (Nano-Chemical-Electrical-Mechanical and Manufacturing Systems) Center, and faculty affiliate at CNST, will discuss Advanced Manufacturing/Digital Manufacturing and the role of Nano-CEMMS research as well as development on a national scale during the "Focus 580" program on Illinois Public Radio, Wednesday, May 1, from 10 to 11 a.m. Joining him will be Dr. Irfan Ahmad, Executive Director of the Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology, Research Faculty in the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering at the University of Illinois, and Co-Chair of the CNST Annual Workshop, who will highlight the themes and purpose of the annual workshop.

Find the program on AM and the IPM website. More on "Focus 580":


Featured Speakers

Photo of Gang Bao. 

Dr. Gang Bao

Professor, Robert A. Milton Chair in Biomedical Engineering, and College of Engineering Distinguished Professor
Georgia Institute of Technology

Bao is Director of the Center for Translational Cardiovascular Nanomedicine, an NIH/NHLBI Program of Excellence in Nanotechnology at Georgia Tech and Emory University; Director of the Nanomedicine Center for Nucleoprotein Machines at Georgia Tech; and Director of the Center for Pediatric Nanomedicine at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and Georgia Tech. Bao received his undergraduate and master’s degrees from Shandong University in China and his Ph.D. from Lehigh University. He is a Fellow of the American Association of Advancement in Science, a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, a Fellow of the American Physical Society, and a Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering. His current research is focused on the development of nanotechnology and biomolecular engineering tools for biological and disease studies, including molecular beacons, magnetic nanoparticle probes, quantum dot bioconjugates, protein tagging/targeting methods, and engineered nucleases. These approaches have been applied to the diagnosis and treatment of cancer and cardiovascular disease, viral infection detection, and the development of gene correction approaches for treating single-gene disorders.

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Mark Bohr

Senior Fellow and Director of Process Architecture and Integration
Intel Corporation

Bohr joined Intel in 1978 after graduating from the University of Illinois, and he is a member of Intel's Logic Technology Development group located in Hillsboro, Ore. Currently he is directing process pathfinding activities for Intel’s 10 nm generation logic technology. Bohr is an IEEE Fellow, recipient of the 2003 IEEE Andrew S. Grove Award, recipient of the 2012 IEEE Jun-ichi Nishizawa Medal, member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering, and 2008 recipient of the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the University of Illinois College of Engineering.

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Dr. Michael Roukes

Professor of Physics, Applied Physics, and Bioengineering;
Co-Director of the Kavli Nanoscience Institute
California Institute of Technology

Roukes was the founding director of Caltech's Kavli Nanoscience Institute and currently is conducting fulltime collaborative nanoscience research. After earning his Ph.D. in physics, he joined Bell Communications Research as a member of the technical staff and principal investigator in the Quantum Structures Research Group, where he carried out some of the earliest exploration of the physics of nanoelectronic devices. He joined the Caltech faculty in 1992 and has since built nanofabrication facilities and established a large nanoscience research group. He scientific interests range from fundamental science to biotechnology, all centered on development, application, and very-large-scale integration of complex nanostructures.