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Posted: September 7, 2009
Opening day line-up of NanoBusiness 2009 conference
(Nanowerk News) The NanoBusiness Alliance today announced its Opening Day line-up and industry luminaries for its 8th annual NanoBusiness 2009 conference and exhibition. Tuesday’s line-up also has a special track designed for companies interested in wading into nanotechnology for the first time and those who want to engage with world-leading local research institutions who will be participating in the conference. NanoBusiness 2009 is being held next week from September 8-10 at McCormick Place in Chicago.
During Tuesday’s events, six World Economic Forum Technology Pioneers will speak and several others will be in attendance. Tuesday conference program includes:
Nano101: Prof. Mark Hersam, Northwestern University
Nanotechnology Education: Bob Chang, Director, National Center for Nanoscale Learning and Teaching, Northwestern University
Workforce Development: Tom Levesque, NanoInk
Vocational Training and Mentorship: Lesley Hamming, NanoBusiness Talent Program, NanoBusiness Alliance
Leveraging Regional User Facilities: Derrick Mancini of Argonne National Labs; Prof. Rashid Bashir, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign
Working with Universities: David Gulley, Vice Chancellor of Research, University Illinois Chicago; Alan Hauser, Northwestern University; Alan Dines, University of Wisconsin Madison
Leverage and Growth Successes from State Investments and How It’s Done : Skip Rung, ONAMI and the new NSF Center for Green Materials Chemistry; Jim Mason, Oklahoma Nanotechnology Initiative (ONI); Anthony Green , The Nanotech Institute (NTI)
Commercializing Platform Technology - Developing & Evolving of the Business Model: Jess Jankowski, Nanophase; Ajay Malshe , NanoMech; David Reisner, Inframat
In addition, attendees will have access to all keynote sessions, including presentations by:
Dean Kamen, President, DEKA Research and Development Corporation
Leonard Poveromo, Eastern Region Director, Advanced Concepts and Integrated Solutions, Northrop Grumman
Dr. Hans Stork, Group Vice President and CTO, SSG, Applied Materials
Josh Wolfe, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Lux Capital
Scott Rickert, President and Co-Founder, Nanofilm
David Reisner, Chief Executive Officer, Inframat
Victor Hsia, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Nanosys, Inc.
Pankaj Dhingra, President and Chief Executive Officer, Nanostellar Inc.
Neil Kane, President, Advanced Diamond Technologies Inc.
The day concludes with the NanoBusiness 2009 opening night reception at 6:00 pm, where attendees can network with CEOs, investment professionals, government representatives, and other leaders of the nanotechnology revolution.