Tutorial on Critical Enabling
Technologies for Nanotechnology

Thursday 12 November 1998 · 9 am to 5 pm


The last few years have seen rapid technological advances in atomic scale manipulation. The ability of a variety of computational tools to simulate the energetic, dynamic and electronic properties of atomic systems has also increased considerably. This tutorial will provide an introduction and overview of relevant fields, as well as a consideration of how the advances in each will address the challenges raised by the design of molecular manufacturing systems. Those with science, engineering or software backgrounds are invited to participate and begin preparing for careers in molecular nanotechnology.





Dr. Jason P. Cleveland

Scanning Probe Microscopes

Staff Scientist at Digital Instruments. He has made important contributions to AFM hardware development, including magnetic force feedback, and is expert in high performance applications of the AFM such as thermal noise-based force measurements.


Prof. Donald W. Brenner

Analytic Potentials and Molecular Dynamics

Professor of Materials Engineering at North Carolina State University. He is known for formulating reactive many-body hydrocarbon potentials for diamondoid and fullerene based materials, and performing large scale molecular dynamics simulations for problems in chemistry, physics and materials science.


Prof. Joseph A. Zasadzinski

Langmuir-Blodgett Films and Self Assembly

Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is widely known for his work on mesoscale lipid and surfactant structures, and has studied fundamental aspects of a number of planar and three-dimensional self-assembling systems.


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To Register:

Space is limited, so early registration is recommended. For any additional information contact the Conference Office at 1 (650) 917-1122, foresight@foresight.org or Tutorial Chair, Prof. Jan H. Hoh, Department of Physiology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine,1 (410) 614-3795 email: Jan.Hoh@jhu.edu

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