Posted: April 23, 2008

NSTI Announces Nanotech 2008 Has Expanded the Special Nano Industrial Impact Tutorials and Workshops

(Nanowerk News) Nanotech 2008 announced it has expanded its Nano Industrial Impact Workshops to fourteen special short courses. NSTI Nanotech is bringing together the world's leading nanotechnology experts in a one-day intensive program to educate participants in the current state of the art in a range of nanotechnologies and impacted industries. The courses will be held June 1 at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, Mass.
"We've seen a tremendous growth in Nano Industrial Impact Workshops this year," said Dr. Bart Romanowicz, Executive Director of the Nano Science & Technology Institute. "These introductory - to intermediate - level courses are great for managers, practicing engineers, industrial scientists, and executives seeking strategic planning insight. This year's program not only looks at some of the hottest topics in nanotechnology, but also the industrial areas that may be most heavily impacted."
Special symposia this year include:

Nano- and Molecular-Scale Electronics

Mark Reed, Yale University

Carbon Nanotubes and Inorganic Nanowires

Meyya Meyyappan, NASA

Wolfgang S. Bacsa, Université Paul Sabatier

Functional Nanoparticles and Films made in the Gas-Phase

Sotiris E. Pratsinis, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zürich

Microfluidics in Life Sciences

Joel S. Rossier, DiagnoSwiss S.A., Switzerland

Polymer Nanoparticles: Synthesis and Novel Applications

Donald C. Sundberg and Yvon Durant, University of New Hampshire

Nanotechnology for Medical Diagnostics and Treatment

Srinivas Iyer, Bioscience Division, Los Alamos National Laboratory

Mansoor Amiji, School of Pharmacy, Northeastern University, Boston

Biomaterials and Nanotechnology for Tissue Engineering

Thomas J. Webster, Brown University

Advanced Nanoscale Simulation: Atoms, Materials and Devices

Wolfgang Windl, Ohio State University

Technology Commercialization

Michael Pratt, Boston University

Sean Lee, Boston University

Marketing Complex Innovation

Steve Schuster, Chairman & Founder, Rainier Corporation

Nanotechnology for Oil and Gas

Florin Ciontu, Chief Executive Officer, NanoSPRINT

Soft Nanotechnology and Self-Assembly: Industrial Applications

Fiona Case, NSTI Soft Nanotechnology Coordinator, Case Scientific

Nanoscale Characterization Techniques and Applications

Greg Haugstad, Director, Characterization Facility, University of Minnesota

Pierre Panine, E.S.R.F., European Synchrotron Radiation Facility, Soft condensed matter group

Introduction to Nanocomposites: Processing, Properties and Characterization

Thomas Twardowski, Widener University

The Nano Industrial Impact Workshops information can be found at These workshops precede the 11th Annual NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Tradeshow, Nanotech 2008, which runs June 2-5 also at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston. Online registration is available at
About NSTI
The Nano Science and Technology Institute (NSTI; is chartered with the advancement and integration of nano and other advanced technologies through education, collaboration and research services. NSTI accomplishes this mission through its offerings of continuing education programs, conventions, scientific and business publishing and custom research services. NSTI produces the annual Nanotech 2008 conference and trade show. Nanotech 2008, celebrating its 11th year, is expected to attract more than 3,000 industrial, academic, business and governmental attendees from around the word. It is the largest gathering of the nanotechnology industry in the U.S. The event is a unique gathering of the scientific and business community working on the development and commercialization of nano and small-scale technology. NSTI was founded in 1997 as a result of the merger between various scientific societies, and is headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts with additional offices in California and Switzerland.
Source: NSTI
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