Tutorial on Foundations of Nanotechnology

Thursday 14 October 1999 · 9 am to 5 pm

Topics and Instructors
To Register



The purpose of this tutorial is to introduce fundamental areas of nanotechnology to newcomers and to strengthen the interdisciplinary knowledge base of seasoned researchers.

Powerful new concepts and capabilities such as atomic-scale imaging and manipulation, self-assembly, and biological structure/function relations together with increasingly powerful computational tools are rapidly converging from disparate research fields to enable a viable molecular nanotechnology. Those with science, engineering or software backgrounds are invited to participate either to begin new careers in nanotechnology, or to expand their expertise into new areas and capabilities.


Topics and Instructors

Scanned-Probe Microscopy

Phillip Russell, North Carolina State University

Phillip Russell is a Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and Director of the Analytical Instrumentation Facility at North Carolina State University. He has been an innovator in the development of scanned-probe microscopy techniques, instrumentation and applications. His recent research has emphasized nanomechanics, metrology, self-assembled monolayers and in situ studies of nucleation and growth.


Paul McEuen, University of California at Berkeley

Paul McEuen is an Associate Professor in the Berkeley Physics Department and a member of the research staff in the Materials Sciences Division of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. He has been a leader in the characterization of electron transport in nanostructures, especially quantum Hall liquids, superconductors, carbon nanotubes and semiconductor nanocrystals.

Computational Methods

Donald Brenner, North Carolina State University

Donald Brenner is an Associate Professor in the Materials Science Department at North Carolina State University. His research interest focuses on the development of analytic interatomic force models and their application to technologically important systems and processes. His recent efforts have included the virtual design, engineering, and testing of nanometer-scale materials and devices.

Bio-nanotechnology: Lessons from Nature

David S. Goodsell, Scripps Research Institute

David S. Goodsell is Assistant Professor of Molecular Biology at the Scripps Research Institute. His current work focuses on methods for macromolecular docking and rational drug design, in particular the design of resistance-evading inhibitors for HIV protease. Dr. Goodsell has also developed numerous methods for scientific visualization, and has utilized them in materials for scientific outreach and education. His books The Machinery of Life and Our Molecular Nature: the Body's Motors, Machines, and Messages explore the world of biomolecules within living cells.


To Register:

The registration for the tutorial 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.

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, foresight@foresight.org or Tutorial Chair, Prof. Donald W. Brenner, Materials Science and Engineering, North Carolina State University, brenner@eos.ncsu.edu