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Posted: April 9, 2009
2009 Berkeley Nanotechnology Forum
(Nanowerk News) On April 26, hundreds of students, staff, and faculty from premier Bay Area research universities and laboratories, as well as scientists and businesspeople from industry will converge at the 6th annual Berkeley Nanotechnology Forum. The Forum is the premier venue to learn about the latest in nano research directly from the Bay Area's top research community, to hear about research and development priorities, and to discuss some of the social, economic and political implications of nanotechnology.
This year’s Nano Forum, themed “Solutions for Tomorrow,” will focus on the real-world solutions that nanotechnology will bring in the coming years. The event will feature Dr. Don Eigler, physicist at IBM Almaden Research Center famed for spelling out “I-B-M” with individual xenon atoms; and Dr. K. Eric Drexler, the “father of nanotechnology” who coined the term “grey goo.” Additionally, the Forum presents talks from experts in energy harvesting, healthcare, nanoelectronics, and business in the nanotechnology sector. As always, the Berkeley Nanotechnology Forum features a poster session with researchers from around the Bay Area presenting their cutting-edge work.
In the last few years, the Berkeley Nanotechnology Forum has had hundreds of attendees, representing 10 universities, national laboratories, and research institutions, and has exhibited roughly 50 posters, annually. The Berkeley Nanotechnology Forum is a student-organized, annual conference held at the Haas School of Business on the UC Berkeley Campus. Registration is in the Bank of America Forum, while the main presentations will be held in Anderson Auditorium. The Berkeley Nanotechnology Club promotes information exchange and entrepreneurship opportunities for Berkeley students and alumni in the San Francisco Bay Area. The club supports the ethical invention, development and implementation of novel nanotechnologies by facilitating discussion amongst the present and future leaders of the field.
The Berkeley Nanotechnology Club is sponsored by the Center of Integrated Nanomechanical Systems (COINS), Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute (BNNI), the Molecular Foundry at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, the Center for Scalable and Integrated Nanomanufacturing (SINAM), Chevron Molecular Diamond Technologies, Hitachi, the Berkeley Physics Department, the College of Chemistry, the UC Berkeley Microfabrication Laboratory, and the College of Engineering. Special thanks to the Associated Students of the University of California, the Lester Center for Entrepreneurship, and Haas School of Business. All events are wheelchair accessible.