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BioMEMS and Smart Nanostructures, 17-19 December 2001, Adelaide, Australia. "This topical conference considers new ideas, technologies, and potential applications across a wide range of disciplines critical to biomedical applications of microelectromechanical systems (MEMS). These topics will naturally flow, via biological links, into the field of smart nanostructures. Nanotechnology papers need not be limited, however, to biological applications. Accepted papers will be published in the particular SPIE Proceedings and extended selected papers will be published in a special issue of the Smart Materials and Structures journal (IOP)."

ICNC - 2001: International Conference on Nanocomputing - Technology Trends, Dec 16 - 18, 2001, Shanmugha College Of Engineering, Thanjavur, Tamilnadu, India. "The needs of the computing technology are pushing the power of Microelectronic devices, as they exist today, to their ultimate capability. In order to maintain the growth further, scientists and engineers have been looking at Nanostructures and Nanocomputing techniques, to build machines, materials and devices, atom by atom, in nanometre scale, say, like the machinery in the living cells. They are also looking at the mechanisms of complex interactions, which produce memory, learning and consciousness, resulting from interactions in the human brain among the trillion cells (1012), with quadrillion (1015) connections."

NanoBusiness Alliance Goes to Washington, Dec 13, 2001, 2:00-3:00 pm, US Capital Bldg, Senate side, Room SC4, Washington DC, USA. The Alliance will be holding a panel in Washington, DC with the Progressive Policy Institute. Many of the major players in the emerging nanobusiness field will be speaking: Dr. Mihail Roco, NSF and National Nanotech Initiative; Dr. Meyya Meyyappan, NASA; Dr. Stephen Wilson, New York University; Steve Johns, Ardesta; Josh Wolfe, Lux Capital; Stephen Maebius, Foley & Lardner; Rob Atkinson, DLC/ PPI; F. Mark Modzelewski, NanoBusiness Alliance. No special arrangements are needed to attend.

Nanotechnology & Environment: An Examination of the Potential Benefits and Perils of an Emerging Technology, December 10-11, 2001, Duncan Hall McMurtry Auditorium, Rice University, Houston, Texas, USA. "Emerging nanotechnologies hold great promise for creating new means of detecting pollutants, cleaning polluted waste streams, recovering materials before they become wastes, and expanding available resources. However, a nanotechnology industry also presents new challenges in ensuring that the products of nanochemistry do not become dangerous environmental pollutants."

Investments - Information - Nanotechnology, 3rd-4th December 2001, Fundacion San Telmo, Seville, Spain "Nanotechnology is fast becoming the buzz word of the moment. It is already accepted that it will be one of the most important areas of technology for the coming century, with the ability to touch every area of human activity, but what does it mean for the investment community?"

Nanotech PLANET Fall 2001 Conference & Expo, November 29 & 30, 2001, Marriott Copley Place, Boston MA. "Join us on November 29th and 30th for a first of its kind event focusing on the business of nanotechnology. Understand the current applications, and learn where this technology will take biomedicine, microelectronics, materials science and optics in the future. Network with the companies and labs that are behind this technology, as well as the VC firms and government agencies that are reviewing and investing in this breakthrough field."

Nano Tech 2001: The 5th Annual European Conference On Micro & Nanoscale Technologies for the Biosciences, November 27- 29, 2001, Montreux Palace Hotel, in Montreux, Switzerland. Includes special sessions on artificial molecular motors, nanofluidics, and other topics related to nanotechnology.

ME2001: International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, November 11-16, 2001, New York Hilton Hotel & Towers and Sheraton New York Hotel & Towers, New York, New York. Main Congress web page; nanotechnology at the Congress

Ninth Foresight Conference on Molecular Nanotechnology, November 9-11, 2001 at the Westin Hotel in Santa Clara, Silicon Valley, CA. An introductory Tutorial on Foundations of Nanotechnology was held on November 8.

ASM Materials Solutions 2001, November 5-8, 2001, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. Includes three sessions on nanomaterials: "From Promise to Production: Perspectives on the Evolution of Nanomaterials," "Applications for Carbon Nanotubes," and "Applications for Nanoparticle Materials" Conference Web Site

American Institute of Chemical Engineers 2001 Annual Meeting, November 4 - 9, 2001, Reno Hilton, Reno, Nevada. Includes topical conferences on "Applying Computational Chemistry and Molecular Simulations)" and "First Topical Conference on Nanoscale Science and Engineering"

IBC's Annual Biochip Technology Conference: Chips to Hits 2001, October 29 - November 1, 2001, Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina, San Diego, CA. Includes microarrays, protein arrays, and microfluidics.

IUVSTA 15th International Vacuum Congress, AVS 48th International Symposium, 11th International Conference on Solid Surfaces, October 28 - November 2, 2001, Moscone Center and Marriott Hotel, San Francisco, California. Includes magnetic interfaces and nanostructures, MicroElectroMechanical Systems, nanostructures, processing at the nanoscale, and nanotubes.

IEEE-NANO 2001, First IEEE Conference on Nanotechnology, Oct. 28-30, 2001, Outrigger Wailea Resort, Maui, Hawaii, USA. "Topics of interest include, but are not restricted to nano-material, nano-fabrication, nano-device, nano- actuator, nano-sensing, nano-manipulation, nano-robotics, quantum computing and control, simulation and software, measurement, design, reliability, energy, nano-biology, bio-medical science, applications, etc."

Nanobiology 2001, October 25 - 27, 2001, Emory Conference Center Hotel, Atlanta, Georgia, USA "Microscopic nanometer scale machines exist in every cell of a living system. NANOBIOLOGY 2001 will bring together leading international experts from different disciplines to discuss the latest experimental, theoretical and computational developments in the study of nanoscale objects and machines in biological systems, particularly molecular motors and thermal ratchets. It is expected that this conference will also impact the field of nanotechnology through introduction of novel nanoscale structures that can be fabricated or self-assembled as well as the elucidation of the dynamics of nanoscale biological motors and machines."

ORNL Nanophase Materials Sciences Workshop, October 24-26, 2001, Garden Plaza Hotel, Oak Ridge, Tennessee. "Oak Ridge National Laboratory is planning a highly collaborative and multidisciplinary Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences to address the national need for facilities to support state-of-the-art research on the synthesis, fabrication, characterization, and understanding of nanoscale structures, materials, and phenomena. ... The purpose of the workshop is to facilitate community involvement in the planning for the Center."

Free Accelrys Seminar - Computational Nanotechnology: Innovative Design And Manipulation At The Atomic Scale. Washington D.C. October 16th, 2001; Houston, TX October 17th, 2001; San Jose, CA Venue October 18th, 2001. "These free one-day seminars will introduce the role of computational chemistry in the design of nanoscale technology, and demonstrate how molecular modeling can assist and enhance this growing field."

Second Dartmouth Molecular Materials Symposium, Saturday, October 13th, 2001, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, Thayer School of Engineering, Cummings Hall, Room 100. "Our first symposium was held on January 20th, 2001 and was a great success. Participants included students and professors from Dartmouth College, Bates College, University of Vermont, University of Massachusetts, MIT, Boston University, and Harvard." The January symposium included talks on peptide-semiconductor building blocks, magnetic field manipulation of cell division, molecular interconnects, DNA nanotechnology, and molecular materials—the ultimate tool box for science and technology.

The 4th International Conference on Evolvable Systems: From Biology To Hardware (ICES2001), October 3-5, 2001, Tokyo. "The idea of evolving machines, whose origins can be traced to the cybernetics movement of the 1940s and the 1950s, has recently resurged in the form of the nascent field of bio-inspired systems and evolvable hardware." Topics to be covered include self-replicating hardware, self-repairing hardware, and applications of nanotechnology.

SmallTalks, October 3, 2001, New York City, NY. "The SmallTalks series will shine the spotlight on the emerging 'business' of nanotechnology, and will focus on bringing together researchers, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, policy makers, journalists and the public at large." and

Red Herring Nanotechnology Briefing, Originally scheduled for September 24, 2001, 9:00 AM, Fairmont Copley Plaza, 138 St. James Avenue, Boston, MA has been postponed. Check their web site for new dates. "Participants for this conference include those interested in learning more about Nanotechnology and those looking for a framework to facilitate an understanding of how this technology will revolutionize our lives over the next decade."

Investing in Nanotechnology 2001 Event 2: NanoInnovators meet the Investors. London, September 2001. "Prior to this event, individuals with ideas for nanotechnology-based businesses, new companies, and companies requiring more finance, are invited to submit business plans by the end of June for consideration for funding by a group of investors. Each contributor of a business plan will receive in-depth feedback from the investment community regarding the commercial strengths and weaknesses of the business case. The 10 best investment prospects will be able to make their pitch to the investment community for large scale funds, at this special event to be held in London in September. Fee to enter: £500 plus VAT. This will include written feedback; and the opportunity to speak in confidence to the investors involved regarding their comments. Register interest now to receive further details."

NanoBioTec Congress and Exhibition, September 24-27, 2001, Münster, Germany. "Nanobiotechnology has emerged as one of the technological areas with vast growth potential. Due to new ways of combining Nano- and Biotechnology, several new applications have already been developed, and many more are likely to follow."

Out of respect for the national recovery period, this event was re-structured as an internet event: Conference Web Site

Small Tech 2001: The Microsystems Advantage Conference and Trade Show Premiere, September 18 - 21, 2001, Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center Washington D.C. "Smaller. Faster. Cheaper. Better for people, products and the environment. Learn the incredible potential these remarkable technologies hold for a wide range of industries at this market-oriented conference and trade show premiere. Small Tech 2001: The Microsystems Advantage is for businesses, customers and researchers of the small tech industry, including MEMS, microsystems and nanotechnologies."

The Society for Biomolecular Screening 7th Annual Conference, September 10 - 13, 2001, Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore, MD. Includes "Biochips & Nanorobotics"

Nanostructure Science, Metrology, and Technology, 5-7 September 2001, Gaithersburg, MD USA. "A Three-Day Workshop Exploring the Application of New Material Process Technology and Metrology to Science and to Industry. Focusing on electronics science, military science, biological science, metrological science."

Molecular Nanotechnology 2001, September 5-7, 2001, Augustusburg castle, Saxony, Germany. This conference focuses on molecular nanotechnology as an approach for the construction of structures and systems based on molecular units.

Trends in Nanotechnology 2001 Conference, September 3-7, 2001, in the restored Monastery 'Santa Cruz' in the historic city of Segovia, Spain. "... focussed on the design, fabrication, and characterisation of functional objects having dimensions at the nanometer length scale."

smallTalk2001: The Microfluidics, Microarrays and BioMEMS Conference, August 27-31, 2001, Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina, San Diego, CA. Sponsored by the Association for Laboratory Automation. "smallTalk2001 is dedicated to microfluidics, microarrays, and bioMEMs technologies and their applications to the problems of chemical and biochemical analysis and characterization. The conference will cover such diverse fields as microfabrication, materials science, informatics, genomics, drug discovery, and clinical and environmental analysis. smallTalk2001 will also feature short courses in the design and use of microfabricated devices and systems in scientific research today."

IUMRS-ICAM 2001, August 26-30, 2001, Cancun, Mexico, Marriott Resort. Seventh International Conference on Advanced Materials. "Nanostructures, magnetic materials, fracture mechanics, thin films, semiconductors, biomaterials, computer simulations, sol-gel, syntesis, steelmaking, polymers, ceramics, surfaces engineering, quantum dots, fullerenes, liquid crystals, catalysis, archaeological materials, tunneling, glasses, cements, superconductivity, corrosion, material characterization, metals,alloys and phase transitions, amorphous materials, renewable energy materials, composites, recycling materials, and optical properties." Includes a workshop on international collaboration and networking "Creating a Global Nanotechnology Network" on August 28th, 2001.

ADC/FCT 2001: Sixth Applied Diamond Conference / Second Frontier Carbon Technology Joint Conference, August 6-10, 2001, Auburn University Hotel and Conference Center, Auburn, Alabama USA. Conference on Sciences and Applications of Diamond, Carbon Nanotubes, Novel Carbons, Carbides, Nitrides and Related Materials. "By means of this conference, it is hoped that rapid commercialization as well as novel and practical applications of this wonderful class of materials can be achieved. Conference participants are limited to 400 persons."

Gordon Research Conference Clusters, Nanocrystals & Nanostructures, July 29-Aug 3, 2001, Connecticut College, New London, CT. Paul Alivisatos, Chair; R. Stanley Williams, Vice-Chair.

FutureScope 2001: The Annual Conference of the World Future Society, July 29-31, 2001, Hilton Minneapolis & Towers, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Includes "The National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI): Objectives, Funding, Future" presented by Richard H. Smith. "The presenter will provide an overview of the history and current state of nanotechnology research followed by a discussion on social, ethical, and legal implications." Also "Nanotech and MEMS Futures" prsented by David R. Keenan, Hank Lederer, and Steven C. Vetter. "This session is based on Eric Drexler's vision of molecular nanotech vs. nanoscale science and technology, including comparisons of Macro, Micro, Meso, and Nano scale and overviews of their potential capabilities. "

SCI 2001 - The Fifth Multi-Conference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics, July 22 - 25, 2001, Orlando, Florida, USA. Includes various invited sessions on nanotechnology and AI topics.

Nanotube 2001: International Workshop on the Science and Application of Nanotubes, July 22-25, 2001, Potsdam (Germany). Topics receiving special attention include mechanical properties of nanotubes and composite materials, electronic and optical properties, progress in nanotube synthesis and purification, chemical modification and tailoring of nanotube properties, and applications.

Nanotechnology Symposium, July 19, 2001, 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. Teaching Center, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA USA. "Discover how engineers and scientists are exploring the challenges of nanotechnology—technology based on the tiniest of molecular structures at Stanford University School of Engineering's Nanotechnology Symposium. The event will feature keynote speaker, Don Eigler, PhD, an IBM Fellow at IBM's Almaden Research Center in San Jose, California. He is renown for extending the frontiers of human knowledge in the physics of small structures. Dr. Eigler will be joined by a panel of distinguished Stanford faculty, co-hosted by Professors Calvin Quate and Thomas Kenny, in a discussion of the emerging interdisciplinary field of nanoscale engineering. This program is intended for corporations, venture capitalists, engineering and science faculty, alumni and their guests." Conference Web Site

IBC's Nanobiotechnology, July 16-17, 2001, Paradise Point Resort, San Diego, CA Topics include biological applications of nanotechnology, nanoscale analytics, biochip technology, biomaterials, nanobiotechnology tools, and drug design/drug screening and molecular medicine.

STM '01, Eleventh International Conference on Scanning Tunneling Microscopy/Spectroscopy and Related Techniques, July 15-20th, 2001, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. Held under the auspices of the National Research Council of Canada. Recent progress in the fields of STM and AFM studies of magnetic systems, biomolecules, polymers, cells and model bilayers, semiconductor and metal surface structure, adsorbates and reactions on semiconductors and metals, oxides, nanotubes, catalysis, and electrochemistry. Also will cover interactions within and between single molecules, atom- and molecule-scale manipulations, nano-patterning, theory of probe-matter interactions and of nano-scale phenomena, new spm developments, near field scanning optical microscopy, and applications of spm in device development.

IUVSTA Workshop on Nanoparticles, July 8-12, 2001, Stratford-upon-Avon, UK. Topics will include deposition of nanoscale particles (clusters), growth of nanoparticles on patterned or strained surfaces, self-assembly of nanocluster films produced by chemical methods in solution, comparison with physics and chemistry of other quantized systems.

Fullerenes and Atomic Clusters IWFAC 2001, July 2 - 6, 2001, St. Petersburg, Russia.

Quantum Applications Symposium, July 2-3, 2001, Hale Auditorium Conference Facility, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA. "The Quantum Applications Symposium will provide a forum for considering the broadest possible range of quantum applications. In addition to quantum information topics such as quantum computing, cryptography, and communications, the symposium will cover new sensor concepts that exploit quantum effects as well as potential biophysical, biocomputing and quality of life implications."

International Conference on Materials for Advanced Technologies (ICMAT 2001), July 1-6, Singapore. Lectures and symposia on recent advances in the science, engineering and technology of newly invented solid state devices and related materials.

Pan-American Advanced Studies Institute on Physics and Technology at the Nanometer Scale, Supported by the National Science Foundation and the Department of Energy and supplemented by the Office of Naval Research, 25 June to 3 July, 2001, San Jose, Costa Rica, Central America. "Nanoscience and nanotechnology in condensed matter systems: quantum dots, molecular electronics, carbon nanotubes, spintronics, buckyballs, scanning probe techniques, etc."

Clusters: From Molecules to Nanomaterials, a constituent symposium of the Northeast Regional Meeting (NERM 2001) of the American Chemical Society, June 24 to June 27, 2001, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH Synposium page; NERM 2001 home page

TransVision 2001 - The Fourth European Conference on Transhumanism, June 22-24, 2001, Berlin, Germany. Topics include Anti-Aging Research, Brain Research, Uploading, Nanotechnology, Genetic Engineering, Artificial Intelligence, Social Implications of Transhumanism. Website at

2nd Annual NANOSTRUCTURED MATERIALS 2001 - Application and Commercialization, June 21 - 22, 2001, Courtyard Chicago Downtown Hotel, Chicago, IL USA. "In it's 2nd year, this international meeting will address obstacles to manufacturing, present the latest updates in technology development of polymer, hybrid, carbon and ceramic nanocomposites, ultra-fine powder-based materials, magnetic nanostructures, single-wall carbon nanotubes and nanowires."; electronic brochure

Nanostructures: Physics and Technology, 9th International Symposium, 18-22 June 2001, St Petersburg, Russia. General topics: growth and fabrication of nanostructures; nanostructure characterization and novel atomic-scale probing techniques; physical effects in quantum wells, quantum wires, quantum dots and superlattices; novel device applications. "The emphasis will be on the physics and technology of nanostructures based on III-V, II-VI, IV-IV and IV-VI compounds. However, presentations on other new materials and compositions are also welcome."

E X T R O - 5 Conference: Shaping Things to Come, June 15-17, 2001, San Jose, California. "The Extro-5 international conference assembles big thinkers from numerous fields to provoke our culture to think more carefully about the more plausible perils of progress and to shape the future for the better."

61st Annual Physical Electronics Conference, 11-13 June, 2001, Quail Ridge Inn Resort in Taos, New Mexico. "Representative topics include electronic, chemical, magnetic, and structural properties of interfaces; kinetics and dynamics of physical and chemical transformations at surfaces; formation, modeling, and properties of nanoscale-mesoscale surface architectures, mechanisms of surface and interface growth and evolution; energy and electron transfer processes across materials interfaces. Properties of structurally and chemically tailored surfaces are of interest, as are new methods of measuring these properties and the demonstration of new applications." Web pages:;;

EuroBiochips 2001: The Microarray and Microfluidic Congress, 5 - 8 June 2001, Hilton Munich Park, Munich, Germany. "EuroBioChips 2001 will provide you with a thorough briefing of the biochip industry". Includes DNA & RNA arrays, protein chips, and "microfluidics for drug discovery and nanotechnology."

Nanocomposites 2001: The Path to Commercialization, June 4-5 2001, Marriott Inner Harbor, Baltimore, MD. "Announcing our first annual Nanocomposites 2001 conference focused on polymer nanocomposites in the United States. This event follows Principia Partner's groundbreaking study on the subject released last year. The conference covers the commercial and technical aspects of this ever-changing and growing segment of the plastics industry ..." Phone: 888/680-2199 Fax: 610/458-3739 E-mail: Web:

Biological Applications of Nanotechnology, June 3-6, 2001, The Claremont Resort, Berkeley, CA. Sponsored by the American Chemical Society, ACS ProSpectives brings together leading professionals in newly emerging, interdisciplinary fields of science to exchange information in a setting conducive to discussion, learning, comfort, and enjoyment. Conference Chair: A. Paul Alivisatos, Chancellor's Professor of Chemistry and Materials Science, University of CA, Berkeley. Editor, NanoLetters (an ACS publication debuting in January, 2001). Session Titles and Chairs: New Tools for Analysis - Mechanical and Electrical (Paul McEuen); New Tools for Analyis - Optical (Shimon Weiss); Organic Nanostructures (Donald Tomalia); Nanoparticles and Biology (Marcel Bruchez); Chemistry on a Chip (Richard Mathies). Attendance limited to the first 200 registrants. For more information, call 1.800.227.5558 or 202.872.6286.

Technologies at the Crossroads: Frontiers of the Future, June 3-5, 2001, Baltimore, MD. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Advanced Technology Program National meeting. "8 Frontier Forums to include: manufacturing with 2020 intelligence; virtual voyage through medicine; the pathway to virtual research communities; replication of nanodevices; connectelligence: the convergence of man, machine and his environment; diagnostic imaging in the new millennium; the challenge of molecular electronics: focusing nanotechnology on the future computer; regenerative medicine as alternative therapy; the future role of venture capital; networking.";

Emerging Methods in Computational Chemistry and Materials Science, May 31 - June 1, 2001, Aberdeen MD. Features sessions on multiscale materials modeling, mixed quantum / classical techniques, advanced algorithm development. Conference Web Site

European society for precision engineering and nanotechnology, May 28 - June 1, 2001. "Torino incontra" Congress Centre - Turin, Italy. Emphasis is on top-down technologies, but also includes material properties on the molecular and atomic scales and nanofabrication and assembly. Web:

Nanomeeting 2001, May 22-25, 2001, Minsk, Belarus. "The Conference is being organized as an international forum of specialists in science, technology, and application of nanostructures. The scope: physics of nanostructures, chemistry of nanostructures, nanotechnology, nanosize optical and electronic devices"

Symposium on Emerging Molecule-Based Nanoscale Science and Technology, Monday, May 21, 2001, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois. Features Chad A. Mirkin, Richard E. Smalley, George M. Whitesides, Angela M. Belcher, Richard J. Colton, Joseph T. Hupp, and Mark A. Ratner.

Nanoscience - Underlying Physical Concepts and Phenomena, the Arthur M. Sackler Colloquium of the National Academy of Sciences, May 18-20, 2001, National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC. Organized by John T. Yates, Jr., Phaedon Avouris and George Whitesides. "The intention of this colloquium is to emphasize the underlying basis for current and future developments of the nanosciences." Includes proximal probes; optical techniques; quantum dots & clusters; nanowires, molecular wires, and devices; nanostructure synthesis and self-assembly. Colloquium URL

BioMEMS 2001: Nanofabrication and Analytical Techniques for Biomedical Microsystem Applications, May 17-18, 2001, Radisson Inn Sunnyvale, CA USA. "The significant advancements of bioMEMS applications within such areas as drug delivery, lab diagnostics and microfluidic devices has lead to exciting improvements in nanofabrication techniques. This third international conference focuses on the latest in bioMEMS analytical and microfabrication research and technology." Conference brochure as PDF file: Web:

Investing in Nanotechnology 2001 Event 1: The Industrial and Investment Potential of Nanotechnology, 9 May 2001, Royal Society, 9 Carlton Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AG England. Numbers limited. "At this half-day meeting, top industrialists, scientists and investors will discuss what nanotechnology means in terms of the scale and breadth of future applications. The event is targeted at the investment community (brokers, business angels, venture capitalists, investment fund managers etc). Cost: £225 plus VAT, to include lunch. Register here." Information:

Synthesis and Processing of Nanostructured Materials, The American Ceramic Society 103rd Annual Meeting & Exposition, April 22-25, 2001, Indianapolis, Ind. "This symposium will provide a forum for discussing recent advances and future development trends in the synthesis and processing of nanomaterials in various forms including nanoparticles and nanostructured films."

Spring Senior Associates Gathering, April 20-22, 2001, Palo Alto, CA.

4th European Symposium of the Protein Society, 18 - 22 April 2001, Institut Pasteur, Paris, France. Includes symposia on protein folding, design and evolution of proteins and enzymes, protein function and genomics, single molecule experiments, and motor proteins.

1st Int'l Symp. on Macro- & Supramolecular Architectures & Materials: Biological & Synthetic Systems (MAM-01) April 11-14, 2001, Kwangju, South Korea. Includes molecular recognition, self-assembly and self-organization processes, molecular machines, nanoscale materials and processes, artificial and hybrid proteins, designed supermolecules, electronic polymers, microcapsules and nanoparticles.

American Chemical Society National Meeting April 1-5, 2001, San Diego, CA. Includes nanotechnology in catalysis, functional nanostructures, artificial intelligence in computational chemistry, computational studies of molecular electronic devices, macromolecular self assembly at surfaces & interfaces, molecules as components in electronic devices.

Protein Microarray Technology: From Proteomics Discovery to Diagnostics, March 21-23, 2001, The Hilton San Diego Resort, San Diego, CA. "Microarray technology allows the simultaneous analysis of thousands of molecular parameters with a single experiment. Today, methods and techniques of the DNA chip field are being effectively transferred to protein array technology."

2001 International Conference on Computational Nanoscience (Biology, Chemistry, Materials) (ICCN 2001), March 19-21, 2001, Hilton Oceanfront Resort Hilton Head Island, SC, U.S.A. "ICCN provides a forum for the interdisciplinary blending of computational efforts in biology, chemistry, physics and materials, founded on inherently similar ab initio approaches, applied towards traditionally distinct disciplines."

Fourth International Conference on Modeling and Simulation of Microsystems (MSM 2001), March 19-21, 2001, Hilton Oceanfront Resort Hilton Head Island, SC, U.S.A. "MSM is the premier technical forum for presenting the latest research and development in modeling and simulation methods, tools and applications in the MEMS, microelectronic, semiconductor, sensor, materials and biotechnology fields."

Marvel Symposium on Supramolecular Materials, March 11-13, 2001, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, USA. About a dozen talks on supramolecular architectures, novel materials, programmable architectures from molecular building blocks, and nanostructures, including biomolecules, organic and inorganic materials.

ACM 1: Beyond Cyberspace, sponsored by the Association for Computing machinery, March 10-14, 2001, San Jose Convention Center, San Jose, CA. An all-star schedule of speakers includes visionaries Alan Kay speaking on "The Computer Revolution Hasn't Happened Yet" and Ray Kurzweil on "Why We Will Spend Most of Our Time in Virtual Reality in the 21st Century"

Particles 2001, 24-27 February 2001, Rosen Centre Hotel, Orlando, FL "An interdisciplinary international conference focused on particle formation, particle characterization, and particle-based materials synthesis. Application areas span chemical analysis, imaging, printing, pharmaceuticals, coatings, membranes, filters, composites, catalysts, electronics, and optics.

Mitsubishi International Fullerene Workshop 2001, 20-21 February 2001, Tokyo International Forum, 3-5-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan. "Forecasting the coming nanotechnology era, Mitsubishi Corporation exerts efforts for commercialization of nano level advanced materials such as fullerene/nanotube. Mitsubishi Corporation is organizing and sponsoring the Mitsubishi International Fullerene Workshop 2001 where state of the art technology and commercialization efforts on fullerene /nanotube will be presented and discussed."

Chemo*Bio Informatics: Integrating Genomic, Chemical and Biological Data, February 15-16, 2001, Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina, San Diego, CA. Includes integrating chemical and biological data, reducing data complexity, high-throughput informatics solutions, platforms for micrarray data, and innovative tools for database analysis.

Nanotechnology: A New Frontier for Science and Engineering, 15-16 February, 2001, San Francisco, California. Organized by Philip Abelson, former Editor, Science and Scientific Advisor, AAAS, Charles Clark, National Institute of Standards and Technology, James Ellengbogen, MITRE Corporation, Paul Alivisatos, University of California, Berkeley, and Michael S. Strauss, AAAS. This special seminar is part of the AAAS Annual Meeting & Science Innovation Exhibition, and features an all-star cast of speakers. "This seminar will examine important opportunities presented by nanotechnology for engineering, technology, science, and society. It will examine several areas where this technology promises transforming innovations through the work of leading scientists and engineers in this emerging field of research."

7th MEL-ARI/NID Workshop Conference, February 7 to 9, 2001, Hotel Campus, located in the Autonoma University of Barcelona, Spain. "Presentations ... will focus on the application of a broad range of nano-scale technologies to information processing and on the perspectives for replacing mainstream approaches, such as CMOS, when they will reach the expected physical limits for miniaturization." Conference Web Site

5th Lake Tahoe Symposium on MOLECULAR DIVERSITY, January 29 - February 2, 2001, Granlibakken at Lake Tahoe, Tahoe City, California. Registrations, Poster Abstract Submissions and Reservations due by December 28, 2000. Not explicitly about nanotechnology, but focuses on rapid technological advances in combinatorial chemistry, computational chemistry, genomics, proteomics, bioinformatics and biomolecular screening that could, singly and in combination, aid development of molecular machine systems as well as their intended application to drug discovery.

Investing in Nanotechnology, 24th January 2001, DTI Conference Centre, Victoria Street, London. "... the impact of nanotechnology will be discussed by some of Europe's most influential industrialists and scientists, notably Nobel Prizewinner, Sir Harry Kroto. Members of the investment community will then be invited to meet individuals / companies developing new nanotechnologies that offer exciting new applications in this astonishing field."

Nanostructured Materials Made from Self-Assembled Molecules and Particles, January 7-10, 2001, Hindås, Sweden.

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