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Tutorial on Molecular Nanotechnology

Thursday 9 October 2003

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To bring the conference attendees up to speed on major areas of nanoscale science and technology and provide a scientific background to understand and evaluate emerging trends in this field. A particular focus is a critical but basic discussion of recent research on key topics.

Who Should Attend

Researchers and technologists with a basic science or engineering background.

Topics Covered

Tutorial chair: Hicham Fenniri, National Institute for Nanotechnology, National Research Council and the University of Alberta

A Top-Down Look at Bottom Up Electronics
Mark Lundstrom is the Scifres Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Purdue University. He is the founding director of the NSF Network for Computational Nanotechnology and also serves on the leadership councils of the MARCO Focus Center on Materials, Structures, and Devices and the NASA Institute for Nanoelectronics and Computing. His recent research interests have been on applying the insights and methods being developed in molecular electronics to semiconductor transistors at the scaling limit and in exploring new devices that might complement gigascale Si CMOS. His work with his colleague, Supriyo Datta, on these topics was recently recognized by the 2002 IEEE Cledo Brunetti Award.

Nanostructured Catalysts
Susannah Scott is a Professor of Chemical Engineering and Chemistry at the University of California - Santa Barbara. Her research in surface organometallic chemistry involves the construction and characterization of uniform, catalytically active multimetallic sites on oxide surfaces, structure-activity relationships for uniform supported catalysts and molecular layer epitaxy of thin films.

Implications of Nanotechnology for Energy and Environmental Remediation
Tom E. Mallouk is DuPont Professor of Materials Chemistry at the Pennsylvania State University. His research involves the synthesis of materials from nanoscale building blocks, and he is credited with some of the earliest experiments in the area of inorganic self assembly. He is currently interested in the development of functional materials from nanoscale components and their applications in solar energy conversion, environmental remediation, molecular electronics, fuel cells and catalysis, chemical sensing, and separations. Mallouk is a co-founder of Molecular Electronics Corp., is Chief Scientist of NuVant Systems, Inc., and serves as Associate Editor of the Journal of the American Chemical Society. He is the author of approximately 200 publications, including a few good ones, and has edited three books on solid state chemistry and chemical sensors.

Self-assembly Approaches to Nanoscale Materials
Steven C. Zimmerman is the William H. and Janet G. Lycan Professor of Chemistry at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is a synthetic organic chemist whose research lies at the interface of chemical biology and polymer chemistry. The current efforts of his group are focused on molecular recognition and self-assembly processes involving DNA, DNA base analogs, dendrimers, and other polymeric materials.

An Integrated Systems-Oriented Approach to Molecular Electronics
Fraser Stoddart is the Saul Winstein Professor of Chemistry at the University of California in Los Angeles and the Scientific Co-Director of the California NanoSystems Institute. He has published over 650 scientific papers and is currently one of the 100 most highly cited chemists according to the Institute for Scientific Information. He has pioneered the development of molecular recognition-cum-self-assembly processes and templatedirected protocols in, respectively, noncovalent and covalent synthesis with supramolecular assistance, for the construction of nano-electro-mechanical systems (NEMS) and the fabrication of nano-electronic devices. His research has taken our fundamental knowledge of chemical bonding into the realm of smart mechanical bonds, which can be directed to control the movements of motor-molecules and the operations of molecular switches. He was elected to the Fellowship of the Royal Society of London in 1994 and to the Fellowship of the German Academy of Natural Sciences, the Leopoldina, in 1999.

Tutorial Preliminary Schedule

7:30 AM   Tutorial Registration
Junior Ballroom Foyer
8:00 AM   Continental Breakfast
Junior Ballroom Foyer
9:00 AM   Tutorial begins, Hicham Fenniri,Chair
Junior Ballroom
9:00 - 9:15 AM   Opening Remarks, Hicham Fenniri
National Institute for Nanotechnology & The University of Alberta
9:15 - 10:15 AM   A Top-Down Look at Bottom Up Electronics
Mark S. Lundstrom, Purdue University
10:15 - 10:45 AM   Break/Discussion
10:45 - 11:45 AM   Nanostructured Catalysts
Susannah Scott, University of California at Santa Barbara
11:45 - 1:15 PM   Lunch      Junior Ballroom Foyer
1:15 - 2:15 PM   Implications of Nanotechnology for Energy and Environmental Remediation
Thomas E. Mallouk, The Pennsylvania State University
2:15 - 2:30 PM   Break/Discussion
2:30 -3:30 PM   Self-Assembly Approaches to Nanoscale Materials
Steven C. Zimmerman, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
3:30 - 4:00 PM   Break/Discussion
4:00 - 5:00 PM   An Integrated Systems-Oriented Approach to Molecular Electronics
Fraser Stoddart, University of California at Los Angeles
5:00 - 5:15 PM   Closing Remarks, Hicham Fenniri
National Institute for Nanotechnology & The University of Alberta

To Register:

Tutorial registration is separate from the conference registration. The tutorial registration fee includes Thursday lunch. You may register for the conference only, the tutorial only, or both the conference and the tutorial.

Tutorial space is limited, therefore early registration is recommended. For additional information, see Registration Information, or contact the Conference Office at 1(650) 917-1122,



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