nanoUtah Annual Conference Hits 10-Year Milestone

The University of Utah and the Nano Institute of Utah will host the 2013 nanoUtah annual Conference Friday, Oct. 18, 2013 at the Utah Science Technology and Research initiative’s Sorenson Molecular Biotechnology Building located on the U of U campus.

The conference, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary, will open at 8:00 a.m. with remarks by Tom Parks, vice president for research at the U of U, Richard B. Brown, dean of the College of Engineering at the U of U, along with keynote speaker Dennis Discher, professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania.

The conference will feature a variety of nanotechnology related sessions including topics on: materials and characterization, devices and sensors, energy and environment, nanomedicine, and commercialization. National and local leaders in nanoscience and nanotechnology will speak at the conference, including U of U and researchers Shelley Minteer, Rajesh Menon, Scott Anderson, You Han Bae, and Henry White. Also presenting are Brigham Young University researcher Matt Linford, as well as the vice president and chief technology officer of Moxtek Incorporated, Eric Gardner.

The event also includes research presentations from researchers and students attending the conference. These presentations allow for a brief overview of the work being done in the fields of nanotechnology. This portion allows attendees the opportunity to interact and offers the potential for collaboration in research, partnered development and potential commercialization.

“The nanoUtah Conference focuses on interaction, collaboration, and innovative best practices in nanotechnology developed over the past decade,” said Hamid Ghandehari, Co-Director of the U of U Nano Institute and USTAR professor in pharmaceutics, pharmaceutical chemistry and bioengineering. “We are pleased to celebrate the 10th anniversary of this conference which has played a pivotal role in highlighting the strengths of the State of Utah in nanotechnology.”

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