International Association of Nanotech


The International Association of Nanotechnology is a non-profit professional association with the goal of fostering research, business collaboration and providing advanced education and training in the emerging of nanotechnology and clean technology worldwide for benefits of society.
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International Congress of Nano-Bio Clean Tech 2008
October 27-30, 2008
San Francisco Airport Marriott Hotel

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The 5th International Congress of Nano Bio Clean Tech 2008 is a premier international conference. The Congress will feature over 100 speakers and presenters, covering comprehensive a spectrum of the emerging field of Nanotechnology Biotechnology and Clean Technology: from the latest scientific research and development education, environmental, societal and health and safety implications, to nanotech venture capital investment and technology joint venture.

The congress will include plenary sessions, break out sessions, exhibitions, poster presentations and special industry focused forums on each day:

Scheduled Forums
- Nanoscale Materials Stewardship Forum (Monday, October 27)
- Climate Change Challenges & Solutions (Tuesday, October 28)
- Nano Thin Film Solar: Technology Showcase (Wednesday, October 29)
- Emerging Technology Investment Forum (Thursday, October 30)

Partial List of invited speakers:

  John Garamendi 
Lt. Governor,
State of California
  Richard Polanco 
Former California State Senate Majority leader and member of the California State Assembly
  Scott McNeil
Director, Nanocharacterization Lab,
National Cancer Institute 
  Chih-Ming Ho 
Director, Institute for Cell Mimetic Space Exploration (CMISE),
University of California, Los Angeles
  Dennis Discher
Professor, Chemical & Biomolecular, Mechanical, and Bio- Engineering
University of Pennsylvania
  Timothy Sands
Director of the Birck Nanotechnology Center,
Purdue University
  John McDevitt 
Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry,
University of Texas at Austin
Chief Technologist, LabNow Corp
Mark Bunger
Director of Research,
Lux Research 
  Michael Tseng 
Professor of Anatomical Sciences and Neurobiology,
University of Louisville
Guozhong Cao
Professor of Materials Science and Engineering,
University of Washington 
  Nitin Parekh
VP, Business Development
Palo Alto Research Center

Program At A Glance 

Monday October 27, 2008

8:30 AM - 2:00 PM

Workshop Registration

10:00 AM - 5:00 AM

Exhibitor Registration

11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

General Conference Registration

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM


Introductory Workshops: (90 mins each)

Intro to Nanotechnology (9 AM - 10:30 AM)
Intro to Nanobiotechnology (10:30 AM - 12 PM)
Intro to Thin Films (2:00 PM - 3:30 PM)
Into to Nanofabrication (3:30 PM - 5:00 PM)

Advanced Workshops (3 hours each)

Carbon Nanotubes: (9 AM - 12 PM)
Cattien Nguyen, Senior Scientist, NASA Ames Research Center

Nanobiotechnology & Nanomedicine
(2:00 PM - 5 :00 PM)
Thomas Webster, Associate Professor, Brown University


NanoScale Materials Stewardship Forum

Tuesday October 28, 2008

7:30 AM - 4:00 PM


7:30 AM - 8:30 AM


8:30 AM - 12:00 PM

General Sessions


Welcoming Remarks from the Program Chair




Invited Lectures

12:15 PM - 1:30 PM

Poster Presentations

1:30 PM - 5:00 PM 

Breakout Sessions


Track A: Nanoelectronics & Novel Applications of Nanoparticles

  Track B: NanoCharacterization
  Track C: Nano Structures & Applications
  Track D: Nanobiotechnology
  Track E: Clean Tech & Renewable Energy
  Forum: Climate Change Challenges & Solutions

5:15 PM-6:30 PM

Poster Presentations

Wednesday October 29, 2008

7:30 AM - 4:00 PM


7:30 AM - 8:30 AM


8:30 AM - 12:00 PM

General Sessions


Welcoming Remarks from the Program Chair




Invited Lectures

12:15 PM - 1:30 PM

Poster Presentations

1:30 PM - 5:00 PM 

Breakout Sessions


Track A: NanoFabrication

  Track B: NanoMedicine
  Track C: NanoToxicity
  Track D: Biofuels & Water Sanitation
  Track E: Intellectual Property
  Forum: Nano Thin Film Solar: Technology Showcase

5:15 PM - 6:30 PM

Poster Presentations

Thursday October 30, 2008

7:30 AM - 4:00 PM


7:30 AM - 8:30 AM


8:30 AM - 12:00 PM

General Sessions


Welcoming Remarks from the Program Chair




Invited Lectures

12:15 PM - 1:30 PM

Poster Presentations

1:30 PM - 5:00 PM 

Breakout Sessions


Track A: Nanofabrication

  Track B: Medical Imaging & Diagnostics
  Track C: Nanoscale Solar Technology
  Track D: Investment & Workforce Training
  Forum: Emerging Technology Investment Forum

5:15 PM - 6:30 PM

Meeting Adjourned

Invited Speakers
Accepted Papers

    Nanoscale Solar Technologies
Nanostructures & Applications
Medical Imaging & Diagnostics
Renewable Energy
Water System
Intellectual Property
Investment & Workforce Training

Accepted Poster Presentations

Pre-conference Workshops
Workshops fees are not included in the conference registration fee. Workshop registration fees are $295 for one or $495 for an all day pass. Workshop registrations can be paid for on the registration page.

Workshop 1:  9:30 AM- 12:30 PM  ($295.00)

Nanotech & Clean Tech: an industry overview
9:30 AM- 11:00 AM
Lloyd L. Tran, Director, California Institute of Nanotechnology

Nanofabrication: Principles and Applications
11:00 AM- 12:30 PM
Mahmadur Rahman, Associate Professor, Santa Clara University

Workshop 2: 1:30 PM- 6:00 PM ($295.00)

Introduction to Carbon Nanotubes
1:30 PM- 3:00 PM
Cattien Nguyen, Senior Scientist, NASA Ames Research Center

Nanobiotechnology & Tissue Engineering
3:15 PM- 6:00 PM
Thomas Webster, Associate Professor, Brown University

Workshop 3: 1:30 PM- 6:00 PM  ($295.00)

Regulatory Perspectives on Carbon Nanotubes
A Stakeholders Workshop
Jeff Wong, Chief Scientist, California Environmental Protection Agency
Jim Alwood, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

List of Accepted Papers

Corresponding Author, Affiliation, Title Author(s)
Iraj Bazargan
Narmin Chemi Engineering Company, Iran
"Nano-bio Cleaning agent for Colonscopy & Endscopy Devices"
I. Bazargan
A. Rastegar
S. Rezania
Rodion Belosludov
Tohoku University, Japan
"Ab initio Study on the Quantum Dot Organic Ligand Interface: Effect of Core Structure on Cytotoxicity"
Chengzhi Cai
University of Houston, USA
"Biofunctionalization of surfaces"
Golrokh Malihi 
Washington University School of Medicine
"The Role of Lynsophosphatidic Acid- Induced Stimulation of a Calcium- dependent K+ Channel on BAVSM Cells and their possible involvement in Atherosclerosis Prevention"
G. Malihi
A. Bakhtiarian
Victor Morozov
George Mason University, USA
"New Electrospray based technology for manufacturing nano-aerosols, free nanomats and nano0filters for collection of bio-aerosol"
Pattanathu Rahman
University of Teesside, United Kingdom
"Studies on Perfused microbioreactor for high-throughput bioprocessing of microbial products"
Danial Shahmirzadi
University of Maryland
"Quantifying Microscale Solid Area via Macroscale Measurements of Soft Tissues: Application to Elastin Fibers in Arterial Tissue"
D. Shahmirzadi
A. Hsieh

Corresponding Author, Affiliation, Title Author(s)
Vladimir Anikeev
Boreskov Institute of Catalysis, Russia
"Hydrothermal Method for Treatment Obtained by Detonation Synthesis in Supercritical Water"
Patrick Lemoine
University of Ulster, Ireland
"Characterisation of periodic nanostructures for nano bio-application"
Hoang Hai Tran
Ho Chi Minh City Institute of Physics, Vietnam
"Immobilizing and characterization of trypsin on magnetic nanoparticles coated chitosan"
Tran Hoang Hai
Phan Nha Truc
Doan Thi Kim Dung
Le Hong Phuc,
Kazuhiko Tsukagoshi
Doshisha University, Japan
"Microship Capillary Electrophoresis with chemiluminescence detection for separation and deterinmation of trace amounts of metal ions"
T. Nogami
M. Hashimoto,
K. Tsukagoshi
Jing Weixuan
The Chinese University of Hong Kong, P.R. China
"Characterization of Au Ring Microelectrodes with Cyclic Voltammetry and AC Impedance Spectroscopy"
W. Jing
R. Du
Z. Jiang
Elnaz Yaghini
University College London, United Kingdom
"Measurement-layer Seperation of Nanorod Assembly Multi-layer Structure for Wasy Nanorod-Characteristic Measurement Method, Simulation And Application Possibility"
E. Yaghini
A. Seifalian
A. MacRobert
Peter Zhdan
University of Surrey, United Kingdom
"Ultra-high resolution characterisation of nanostructured magnetic materials and margnetic nanoparticles by High-Vacuum Magnetic Force Microscopy with External Magnetic Field: challenges, hopes and limitations"
P. Zhdan
N. Nurgazizov

Nanoelectronics & Novel Applications of Nanoparticles
Corresponding Author, Affiliation, Title Author(s)
Soliman Abdalla
King Abdulaziz University, Saudia Arabia
"Effect of the Disorder in Electrical Conduction inside DNA Molecule"
Frank Grabner
Brunel IMG GmBH, Germany
"Magnetic Thin Films"
Farbod Khoshnoud
The University of British Columbia, Canada
"An Embedded Nano-electromechanical Capacitive Sensor Based on Carbon Nanotubes for Vibration Monitoring"
F. Khoshnoud
C. de Silva
Young Baek Kim
PaiChai Univerisity, South Korea
"Photo-induced Translational Motions of Small Particles with Various Potential Applications"
Y.B Kim
Manu Sebastian Mannoor
New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA
"Ultra Sensitive Debye Capacitive Sensor with Nano-scale Electrode Spacing for Label-free Nucleic Acid Analysis"
T. James
M. Sebastian Mannoor
D. Ivanov
B. Braunlin
L. Beadling
Nikita Morozov
St.-Petersburg State University, Russia
"Methods of Continuum Mechanics for Nanotechnology"
N. Morozov
V. Erimeev
E. Ivanova
D. Indeitsev
Vasanthakumari Raju
B S A Crescent Engineering College, India
"Nano Fibers by Electrospinning- A Review"
Stefan Seeger
University of Zurich, Switzerland
"Silicone Nanofilaments: Platform Technology for Tailored Surface Properties"
S. Seeger
G.R.J. Artus
J. Zimmermann

Corresponding Author, Affiliation, Title Author(s)
Dario Beruto
University of Genoa
"Calorimetric Investigation of alcohol-water systems to predict the reduction of individual aluminum hydroxide crtsrallite size dispersed in aqueous and alcoholic media"
Redouane Borsali
National Center for Scientific Research, France
"Hybrid Natural-b-Synthetic Block Copolymer Self-Assemblies"
R. Borsali
C. Houga
J.-F. Le Meins
D. Taton
Y. Gnanou
Steve Brown
Roth and Rau, USA
"Ultra-precise film thickness trimming for Semiconductor Technology"
M. Zeuner
M. Nestler
D. Roth
Nandanan Erathodiyil
Institute of Bioenginerring and Nanotechnology, Singapore
"Metal Nanostructures as Advanced Catalysts for Hydrogenations"
N. Erathodiyil
H. Gu,
Y. Han
S. Lee
J.Y. Ying
Fabienne Gauffre
"Amphiphilic Stabilizers for Water-soluble Nanoparticles"
S. Stéphanie
M. Jean-Daniel
D. Nancy
M. Christophe
G. Fabienne
Maribel Guzman
Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, Peru
"Synthesis of Silver nanoparticles by chemical reduction method and their antibaterial activity"
M. Guzman
J. Dille
S. Godet
Jasmine Jacob
Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, India
"Synthesis of Silver Nanoparticles: experimental and Theoretical Simulations"
J.A. Jacob,
S. Naumov
N. Biswas
T. Mukherjee
S. Kapoor
Charles Jang
"Manufacturing of Particles in the Nanometer Size Range"
I. Mende
H. Way
Vladimir Ivanovich Kodolov
Izhevsk State Technical University
"The Prognostic Possibilities of the Synthesis of Metal Containing nanoparticles in carbon shells in nanoreactors and the application of them for the direct materials modification"
V.I. Kodolov
N.V. Khokhriakov
I.I. Blagodatskikh
Sheng Chiang Lee
Mercer University
"Novel Nano-Positioning Sensor with Un-limited Dynamic Range for Nano-Fabrication Process and Scanning Probe Microscopy"
S. Lee
R. Peters
Ramin Sattari
Laser Zentrum Hannover Membership Corporation, Germany
"Continuous Production of Cermic Nanoparticles by Laser Ablation in Liquid Media"

R. Sattari
C. Sajti
N. Bärsch
J. Jakobi
S. Barcikowski
Benoit Simard
National Research Council Canada, Canada
"Single-walled carbon nanotube-based high performance materials"
Wuzong Zhou
University of St. Andrews, United Kingdom
"Formation Mechanism of Anodic Titanium Oxide Nanotubes"

Corresponding Author, Affiliation, Title Author(s)
Ahsan Ali
Scientific research institute of cardiology and internal diseases, Kazakhstan
"Nano Capsular Transdermal Interferon Alpha"
Ahsan Ali
Mansharipova A.T.
Gilmanov M.K.
Abilaiuly Zh.
Grinevich Y.Y.
Muhammad Irshad
Sakthi Kumar
Associate Professor, Bio Nano Electronics Research Center,
Toyo University, Japan
"A bio polymer developed from poly ethylene glycol - An effective material to modify the surface of the nano drugs"

B. Nair
S. Varghese
R. Nair
T. Maekawa
Y. Yoshida
D. Sakthi Kumar
Yongkyu Lee
Chungju National University, South Korea
"Sodium Deoxycholate (DOC) Conjugated Heparin Nanoparticles for Inhibition of Angiogenesis"
K.J. Cho
Y.J. Kim
H.T. Moon
Y. Byun
H.S. Shin
Y.K. Lee
Niarv Patel
Anand Pahrmacy College
"Formulation, characterization and advantages of Solid Lipid Nanoparticles and nanostructured lipid carrier"
N. Patel
R. Patel
Jason Sakamoto
Chief Operating Officer
The Alliance for NanoHealth, USA
"Silicon Biomedical nano-devices for early detection and drug delivery for cancer and other clinical applications"
Meena Sehgal
Public Health Analyst, The Energy and Resources Institute, India
"Challenges to developing countries: Nano technology and Health a case study"
M. Sehgal
S. Sarma

Nanoscale Solar Technologies
Corresponding Author, Affiliation, Title Author(s)
Anas Al Tarabsheh
The Hashemite University, Jordan
"A qualitative study of the shunt resistance of parallel-connected amorphous silicon solar cells"
A. Al Tarabsheh
M.S. Widyan
I. Etier
G. Al Khateeb
S. Al Naser
L. Oawis
Joydeep Dutta
Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand
"ZnO nanowire gas sensors, Nanowire Dyr sensitized solar cells, Self Organisation of nanoparticles on microbial templates"
Xiao Juan Fan
Marshall University, USA
"Porous Nanocrystalline TiO2 Electrodes for Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells"
X. Fan
H. Fei
D. Rogow
S.R.J. Oliver
T. Wilson
H. Nguyen
M. Norton
Halimaton Hamdan
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia
"Nanostructured Couples Semiconductor Photocatalyst"
T.Y. Yin
L.S. Ling
M. Nazlan Mohd Muhid
H. Hamdan

Samuel Kinde Kassegne
San Diego State University, USA
"Low-cost Polymeric and Carbon-based Photovoltaic cells for Clean Energy Applications"
K.S. Moon
s. Kassegne
K. Morsi
J. Yi,
A. Beyene
Tinh Nguyen
National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA
"Degradation and Nanoparticle Release of Polymer Nanocomposites Exposed to Solar UV Radiation"
Joe Raguso
Intrinsiq Materials Ltd, United Kingdom
"Nanomaterials for thin film silicon photovoltaics, air filtration and other cleantech applications"
Hatice Sengul
University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
"Environmental tradeoffs of nanophotovoltaics: A life cycle analysis of quantum dot PV modules"
T.L. Theis
Randeep Singh
RMIT University
"Power Generation from Solar Pond Using Combined Thermosyphon and Thermo Electric Modules"

R. Singh
S. Tundee
A. Akbarzadeh

NanoStructures & Applications

Corresponding Author, Affiliation, Title Author(s)
V.K. Jindal
Panjab University, India
"Salient deatures of strcuture of single-walled carbon nanotubes under hydrostatic pressure"
Sangyeob Lee
Mississippi State University, USA
"Inorganic Nanoparticles Impregnated Kenfa Fibers as Reinforcement for Polymer Matrix Composites in the Automobile Application"
S. Lee
J. Shi
S. Shi
M. Barnes
Yuliang Li
Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, P.R. China
"Gold Nanoparticle-Based Optical Sensing of Cu(II) Ions"
Saurindranath Maiti
Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, India
"The Influence of incorporation of nanotalc on macro-mechanical and the microstructual properites and polyamide/elastormer based nanocomposites"
G.P. Balamurugan
S. N. Maiti
Suraj Puri
Nano Green Technology, USA
"A New Approach for Feol Critical Wafer Surface Cleaning"
T. Fischer
S. Puri
R. Hoyer
K. Wostyn
T. Janssens
Jens Walther
Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
"Thermophoretic motion of water nanodroplets confined inside carbon nanotubes"
H.A. Zambrano
J. H. Walther
P. Koumoutsakos
I. F. Sbalzarini
Anthony Wagner
Clean Technologies International Corp. USA
"A novel new carbon nano material made into threads"
Qing-Hua Xu
National Unveristiy of Singapore, Singapore
"Fluorescence Enhancement of Fluorescein Isothiocynanate by Silver Nanoparticles"


Corresponding Author, Affiliation, Title Author(s)
Najih Boumahdi
École Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Saint-Étienne, France
"Study of SiC powders biological activity"
Flemming Cassee
"Brain Regions show Variation in response after exposure to diesel engine exhaust"
A. Campbell
F. Cassee
M. Gerlofs-Nijland
Mary Jane Cunningham
Integrated Laboratory Systems
"mRNA,miRNA and Protein Expression Profiling: Tools to Predict Toxicity of Nanomatericals?"
M.J. Cunningham
L. Bockoven
M. Shah
C. Lema
Linda Kincaid
Industrial Hygiene Services, USA
"Nanoparticles Risk Assessment & Exposure Assessment: A Review of the Current Literature"
Janne Nikkinen
Univeristy of Helsinki, Finland
"Socio-Ethical Analysis of the Use of Quantum Dots in Nanomedicine"
Sarwat Rizvi
University of London, United Kingdom
"Development of a biocompatible semiconductor nanocrystal"
Jeff Wong
Department of Toxic Substances Control, California Environmental Protection Agency
Arthur Zucker
Ohio University, USA
"New and Old Nanoscience"

Medical Imaging & Diagnostics

Corresponding Author, Affiliation, Title Author(s)
Krassen Dimitrov
Australian Institute for Bioengineering and nanotechnology, Australia
"Nano-barcoding of single molecules for biomedical applications"
Pompi Hazarika
University of East Anglia, United Kingdom
"Detection of Drugs and Metabolites in Latent Fingerprints using Antibody-Magnetic Particle Conjugates"
P. Hazarika
D. Russell
David Kennedy
National Research Council Canada, Canada
"Design of Nanoparticle-based Contrast Agents for Live Cell Imaging of Cell Surface Receptors"
D.C. Kennedy
L. Tay,
Y. Rouleau
J.P. Pezacki

Chatterjee Dev Kumar
National University of Singapore, Singapore
"Upconverting nanoparticles for in vivo imaging"

D.K. Chatterjee
Y. Zhang
David Rivkin
Von Epstein University, United Kingdom
"The use of functionalized NanoDiamond in Adverse Response Monitoring in Pharmaceutical Clinical Trials"
Nadar Riyahi Alam
Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran
"Properties Evaluation of a New MRI Contrast Agents Based on Particles Coated with Biomaterials for Cell Tracking"
Boguslaw Tomanek
National Research Council Canada, Canada
"A magnectic resonance study of Fe304 and FeCo core nanoparticles for molecular MR imaging"
B. Blasiak
U. Trojahn
A. Abulrob
Z. Zhang
T. Veres
C. Desvaux
U. Iqbal
M. O’Connor
G. Sutherland
B. Tomanek
Shu Wang
Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, P.R. China
"Fluorescent Assays for DNA Methylation and SNP with Conjugated Polyelectrolytes"

Renewable Energy

Corresponding Author, Affiliation, Title Author(s)
Ganapthy Arumugam
Enhanced Biofuels & Techologies, India "Production of Non Edible Feed Stock from Jatropha and Micro algae and aviation Biofuels"
Arthur Chait
EoPlex Technologies. Inc
"Bridging the Gap Between Macro and Micro Devices for Manufacture of Portable Fuel Cells and Energy Harvesters With High Volume Print Forming HVPF"
Alper Ozpinar
Istanbul Commerce University
"Country-wide planning of renewable energy production and distribution in Turkey"
A. Vuran
E. Ozil
A. Ozpinar
Josef Schröer
Chemspeed Techologies, USA
"Acclerating Sample Preparation in the Biofuel R&B by automated High Output Technologies"
Viboon Sricharoenchaikul
Sirindhorn International Institute of technology
"Biofuel from thermochemical conversion of extracted plant oil mixed with crude glycerol"
Ashok Vaseashta
Marshall University
"Nanomaterials Nexus in Environmental, Human Health, and Sustainability"
Rama Venkatasubramanian
RTI International
"Nanoscale Thermoelectric Materials for Energy Efficiency"

Water Sanitation
Corresponding Author, Affiliation, Title Author(s)
John Byrne
University of Ulster, Ireland
"Solar Photocatalytic disinfection of water for use in developing countries"

D.M.A. Alrousan
P.S.M. Dunlop
P. Fernandez
J.A. Byrne
Tran Hoang Hai
Ho Chi Minh City Institute of Physics, Vietnam
"Studying Arsenic Absorbability of magnetic nanoparticles Fe3O4 With Oleate Coating"
Tran Hoang Hai
Ly Thi My Huong
Le Khanh Vinh
Le Hong Phuc,
Doan Thi Kim Dung
Bui Duc Long
Arun Isloor
National Institute of Technology, India
"Synthesis of Polymer Membrances for nanofiltration"
Ramsey Saunders
University of the West Indies, Trinidad & Tobago W.I.
"The decontamination of E. Coli infected water using a reactor containing a special membrane of Titanium Dioxide nanoparticles"
S.A. Shah
R. Saunders
R. Clarke
C. E. Davies
R. Y. G. Davies
Maryam Zarei
University of Texas at El Paso, USA
"Study about sustainable water and energy in Gaza Strip"

Intellectual Property

Corresponding Author, Affiliation, Title Author(s)
Renooj Chemmannore
Unicita Consulting Pvt Ltd
"IP Road Map: An analysis into the nanoscopic world"
Joseph Kovarik
Sheridan Ross PC, USA
"Mediation of Patent Disputes: "You can't shake hands with a clenched fist"
Sam Nguyen
Foley & Lardner LLP, USA
"Clean Tech Patents with Demonstrated Commercial Value: An Analysis of the Characteristics of Licensed Clean Tech Patents from Publicly Announced Commercialization Deals"
Peter Skiff
Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney
"Intellectual Property"
Paul Thomas
Fredrickson & Byron, USA
"Brand development and protectability"
David Walker
Enable IPC, USA
"Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer"
James Wood
Reed Smith LLP, USA
"The impact of litigation on nanotechnology and how to minimized the risk"

Investment & Workforce Training

Corresponding Author, Affiliation, Title Author(s)
Gail Elizabeth Evans
University of London, United Kingdom
"Turning Nanoscience into Business: The Role of Government in Enabling the Transfer of Techonology from Universities to the Business Sector"
Paul Detering
Tioga Energy, USA
"Economics of Renewable Energy Options Now and in The Future"
Scott Livingston
Livingston Group of Companies, USA
"Institutional investment trends in nanotechnology"

Robert Meyer
California Employment Training Panel, USA
"State funding provided for Training Employees"
Grenda Patrick
University of Illinois, USA
"A Model of a Successful Educational Outreach Program"
Thomas Timmins
Dale & Lessmann, USA
"Financing the Idea- Financing Start-Up Renewable Ventures"
Andrew Wahl
IG Partners, USA


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Exhibiting and Sponsorship Opportunities

Program at a glance
Invited Speakers
Accepted Papers
Accepted Poster Presentations

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Nanoscale Materials Stewardship Seminar

October 9, 2008
International Association of Nanotechnology HQ
1290 Parkmoor Ave, San Jose, CA

Join the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) and the California Environmental Protection Agency (CALEPA) to discuss new initiatives and implement mutually beneficial standards for nanoparticles.


Jeff Wong
Chief Scientist, Department of Toxic Substances Control
California Environmental Protection Agency

Registration Fee $95
(includes conference materials and light lunch)

Agenda will be available shortly.

For more info on the previous Nanoscale Materials Stewardship Seminar, please visit:


Through the California Institute of Nanotechnology, we offer a range of professional development training programs in nanotech and clean tech. Our courses help reengineer the skills and boost the knowledge base of today’s business executives, technical managers, IT professionals, semiconductor technicians and researchers.  Our teaching faculty is comprised of industry experts and academic instructors from publicly known institutions such as NASA, Intel, California Environmental Protection Agency, IG Partners, UC Berkeley, Stanford University, Santa Clara University and many more.    

Courses currently offered:

Certified Nanotech and Clean Tech Professional
The curriculum includes 150 hours of lectures, discussions and lab practicals, covering nano-characterization and fabrication, nanobiotechnology, thin films and photovolatics, emerging clean technologies and EPA regulations of nanomaterials. Lab practicals include hands-on training with a Scanning Electron Microscope. We offer two tracks:

6 Week
Classes are held Monday - Thursday from 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM and Industry Seminars on Thursdays 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

13 Week
Classes are held Saturday from 9 AM - 5 PM and Industry Seminars on Thursdays 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

All classes are held in San Jose, CA.

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Monthly Workshops in San Bernardino

Business Re-Engineering -
provides insight on the state of nanotechnology from an industry perspective and highlights fundamental applications, environmental issues, and how to finance and run a successful nanotech venture. This intensive 3-day program consists of classroom style lectures, group discussions and requires completion of a mini-business proposal. >>
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Train the Trainer – features a series of technical workshops on state-of-the-art advanced manufacturing techniques, including nanocharacterization, nanofabrication, and the commercial applications for nanobiotechnology, thin films and carbon nanotubes. This 4-day intensive program consists of classroom style lectures, group discussions, a tour of a nanomanufacturing site, and requires completion of a mini-proposal. >> Read More

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Nano Lunch
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Sept 11, 2008
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San Jose, CA 95126
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September 16, 2008
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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This Project was funded by the following:

1. a grant awarded under the President’s High-Growth Job Training Initiative, as implemented by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment & Training Administration.

2. In partnership with the San Bernardino Community College District, the California Institute of Nanotechnology has recently received a grant under the Responsive Training Fund for Incumbent Workers by the Chancellor's Office of the California Community Colleges.

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