Presentations Invited for nanoUtah/COMS Conference

The 2014 nanoUtah Conference and Exhibition, a regional nanotechnology conference hosted by the Nano Institute of Utah, will be held on Monday, Oct. 13at the Grand America Hotel in Salt Lake City. This year’s event will coincide with the Commercialization of Micro and NanoSystems (COMS) conference, a four day conference on commercializing micro and nanotechnology that will take placeOct. 12-15

The University of Utah’s (U of U) College of Engineering and the Utah Nanofabrication Laboratory, housed in the Utah Science and Technology Research initiative’s (USTAR) Sorenson Molecular Biotechnology building, organize the annual nanoUtah event. Both conferences are calling for any micro and nanotechnology related talks to be submitted, including those centered on materials and devices.

Clark Newell, administrative assistant at the Center for Engineering and Innovation at the U of U, says combining and co-locating the conferences will benefit attendees of both events.

“By merging with COMS we are pleased that our nanoUtah participants, who are mostly students and faculty from our local universities, will be able to enjoy internationally renowned keynote speakers, and the ambience of the Grand America hotel without a significantly increased registration fee,” said Newell.

nanoUtah is requesting  submissions of 15 minute presentations and abstracts, due on July 20. Abstracts for poster submissions are due Sept. 1. Some presentations will be chosen for the broader nanoUtah/COMS combined audience and will provide an opportunity for participants to speak in front of international scientific and industry leaders. Additionally, posters displayed in a common nanoUtah/COMS area will provide opportunities for discussions with international scientific and industry leaders.

“This is a rare opportunity for international exposure, and a great opportunity for COMS attendees to observe the latest and greatest ideas from our students and faculty,” said Newell. “We are very excited about this opportunity to showcase the capabilities that Utah has to offer this industry.”

Session topics will involve energy materials, biomedical and investment, and will include presentations from researchers and students. nanoUtah is seeking involvement from participants in any of the following areas: research presentations, poster session, exhibition booths and  sponsorships.

For more information on the nanoUtah  2014 conference and exhibition, or COMS 2014, visit